Packaging: End of Line Packaging

End of Line Packaging

End of the Line Packaging Solutions

From regulating the flow of packed cases as they are conveyed to the palletizer to protecting personnel and equipment at machine access points, Banner products solve end of the line packaging problems. 

Our expertise in advanced optics, LED, laser, and photoelectric circuits allow us to offer sensors that easily detect clear targets and reflective packaging and feature On/Off timing delays to regulate package flow.  We have the most comprehensive collection of safety products in the industry, including heavy-duty safety light curtains designed to withstand mechanical impact and expandable safety controllers that simplify and centralize safety device setup and management. Rely on our rich industry experience and rich portfolio of sensors, safety control, LED lighting and indication products to improve your packaging processes and address all your machine safeguarding requirements.

Applications

Barcode Reading
Barcode Reading

The iVu BCR barcode reader scans pallets as they are loaded, identifying that pallets are complete. This ensures that operators know what truck or warehouse location the completed pallet will be directed. After the iVu BCR barcode reader verifies the pallet, the pallet is taken to the warehouse for storage or loading dock for shipment. Banner Engineering’s iVu BCR barcode reader decodes a variety of barcodes, including DataMatrix, Code 128, Code 39, Codabar and many more.

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Robotic Palletizer Safeguarding
Robotic Palletizer Safeguarding

Banner’s XS26-2 is a flexible, easy-to-use safety controller with an intuitive programming environment, with the capacity to handle current machine processes and the flexibility to add up to eight I/O expansion modules as machine automation grows or changes. A broad spectrum of safety devices are supported, allowing for complex applications to be configured and downloaded to the controller in a minimal amount of time for efficient machine commissioning.

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Plastic Roll Diameter Measurement
Plastic Roll Diameter Measurement

Banner’s LE550 is factory configured with a range of 100 to 1000 mm and can start measuring immediately. If the range needs to be adjusted, the laser sensor has an intuitive user interface with a two-line, eight-character display, making it easy to automatically or manually adjust settings. The LE550 provides repeatability and accuracy across challenging targets, from metal to black rubber, allows for reliable measurement of the shrink wrap.

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Carton Profiling
Carton Profiling

Cartons moving on a conveyor pass between two LE550 laser sensors, measuring the width in order to sort cartons properly. The LE550 sensors are an economic solution for carton profiling. The analog output sends a signal to the PLC to deliver the carton to the correct storage location. Banner’s LE550 provides repeatability and accuracy while measuring the height, length and width of cartons. The laser sensors have an intuitive user interface, making it easy to adjust settings.

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Rugged Laser Distance Sensor: Q4X Series
Rugged Laser Distance Sensor: Q4X Series

The rugged Q4X laser distance sensor offers superior performance and solves many challenging applications across a variety of materials, surfaces and colors. Discrete, analog, clear object, and IO-Link models are available.

Expandable Safety Controller: XS26 Series
Expandable Safety Controller: XS26 Series

With the option to add up to eight I/O expansion modules, the XS26-2 expandable safety controller has the capacity to adapt to a variety of machines, including large scale machines with multiple processes. Program in minutes with easy-to-use configuration software.

Programmable Safety Controller: SC26 Series
Programmable Safety Controller: SC26 Series

With a smaller footprint andBoolean logic functions, the SC26-2 was designed to be easy to use, flexible and efficient.

Laser Measurement Sensor: LE Series
Laser Measurement Sensor: LE Series

The LE laser measurement sensor is ready to measure widths of 100 to 1000 mm right out of the box.

30 mm Mount Emergency Stop Buttons
30 mm Mount Emergency Stop Buttons

Patented 30 mm mounting base enables easy installation and hookup with no assembly, individual wiring or additional enclosure required.

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30 mm Mount Emergency Stop Buttons
30 mm Mount Emergency Stop Buttons

Patented 30 mm mounting base enables easy installation and hookup with no assembly, individual wiring or additional enclosure required.

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iVu BCR
iVu BCR

The iVu BCR offers advanced bar code reading capabilities for advanced traceability in a compact, rugged package with either an integrated touch screen or remote touch screen for easy setup and monitoring.

LED Strip Light: WLS28-2 Series
LED Strip Light: WLS28-2 Series

Long lasting LED illumination provide more than 50,000 hours of continuous working life for industrial control cabinets or work stations with poor factory lighting conditions.

Simple, Rugged Safety Light Curtains: LS Series
Simple, Rugged Safety Light Curtains: LS Series

LS Series light screens are intuitive, easy-to-use safety devices used for machine safeguarding. They are built to withstand challenges commonly found in manufacturing and packaging environments.

70 mm Modular Tower Lights: TL70 Series
70 mm Modular Tower Lights: TL70 Series

TL70 Modular Tower Light is bigger, brighter and can be ordered as modular segments or pre-assembled. Wireless TL70 Tower Lights combine Banner's popular Tower Light family with its reliable, field proven, SureCross wireless architecture.

Q60 Background Suppression Series
Q60 Background Suppression Series

Q60 series sackground suppression sensors detect objects within a defined sensing field, ignoring objects just beyond the sensing field cutoff. Offers infrared LED, visible red LED, or laser sensing beam options.

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Detecting Various Registration Marks
Detecting Various Registration Marks

Hamer, LLC is a Minnesota-based manufacturer of automated packaging equipment for a wide variety of applications and world-wide customers. From pet food to pellet fuels, Hamer machinery packages products in a variety of weights and sizes at speeds up to 60 bags per minute. A vital component of Hamer’s equipment is registration mark sensing—the ability to detect marks on packaging as it passes at high speeds. When a mark is detected, the equipment cuts the packaging at the designated location, eliminating waste and ensuring each bag is consistent.

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Accurate Label Inspection
Accurate Label Inspection

The company was experiencing several quality control issues—bottles were coming off the line with missing, skewed and double labels. As a result, the customer was scrapping over 2,000 bottles a month, a process which requires them to cut out the mislabeled portion of the bottles and re-grind the plastic for reuse. Further, the labeling errors began prompting serious customer complaints. To avoid scrapping additional bottles and losing loyal customers, the company came to Banner for a label inspection solution.

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Combined Inspections Used to Meet Quality Standards
Combined Inspections Used to Meet Quality Standards

Bottles incorrectly packed into bliss trays for sale in club stores did not properly display product labels and had to be returned to the company.

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Simplifying Safety Feature Management
Simplifying Safety Feature Management

Algus Packaging Inc. is a leader in the heat seal and thermoform packaging industry. They design, develop and manufacture high-performance sealing machines, thermoformed packaging and offer full service contract packaging. The machinery and services offered by Algus provide their customers with the ability to change and grow as business needs dictate, now and in the future.

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Pallet Detection for Conveyance Equipment
Pallet Detection for Conveyance Equipment

A leading manufacturer of conveying equipment designs and builds high-quality, low-cost conveyance solutions. The pallet equipment they develop is expected to reliably convey, palletize and depalletize thousands of pallets and unit loads annually. This equipment must be able to sense a wide range of different pallet types and sizes to ensure the proper packing and unpacking of pallets and avoid line slow-downs, pallet crashes and collapses.

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Shrink Sleeve Labeling at High Speeds
Shrink Sleeve Labeling at High Speeds

A leading manufacturer of labeling equipment offers high-speed shrink sleeve label applicators designed to process 800 bottles per minute. To maximize the machine’s performance potential, the company wanted to install sensors capable of consistent detection and output for high-speed bottling.

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