Material Handling: Facilities Operations
Products and solutions from Banner Engineering help facility managers and operators keep their systems running smoothly, effectively and efficiently. Our sensors monitor the performance and health of machines, equipment, systems and system components, as well as docks and doors, loading and unloading areas, anywhere or anything that could significantly impact the flow of products and parcels through the system. If a critical condition arises, LED indicators provide a high visibility signal and an audible alert, notifying personnel to take action. Wireless products provide real-time status information from critical areas and equipment, allowing facility managers and operators to remotely monitor systems and respond quickly to any situation.
Banner’s RP-LS42 safety rope pulls line conveyors as a way to indicate emergencies and immediately shut down conveyors. If a rope pull is used during an emergency, it can be difficult to locate exactly where it was pulled. A K30 indicator light can be paired with the rope pulls in order to provide indication as to where the rope was pulled. This allows for quick and easy indication of where an emergency occurred, helping to return to normal operations as fast as possible.
Banner’s wireless solutions can have multiple gateways tied to respective nodes, allowing for elimination of all wires and providing flexible mounting options. The wireless structure of gateways and nodes are responsible for communicating the critical I/O throughout the facility. Even with multiple wireless products, the wireless communication system is efficient and has no cross talk interference and does not interfere with the IT department.
Banner’s Q30FF600 background suppression sensor confirms when a product enters the exit chute to ensure it came off the sortation system and that there isn’t a jam in the product chute. The Q30FF600 has long range sensing up to 600 mm, which is the standard width of many chutes.
Banner’s 30 mm mount E-Stop buttons work well in this type of application because they have an illuminated base that turns from yellow to flashing red when actuated. The red flashing illumination of the E-stop button visibly alerts operators which button was pressed so they can quickly and easily fix the problem to reduce down time and only reset the button that was activated.
Use shifts in magnetic fields to detect arrival and trigger alert