Packaging: Secondary Packaging

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Automated Secondary Packaging Solutions

Bliss boxes, trays, and flexible overwraps are rapidly replacing regular slotted containers (RSC). The use of pouches and other irregularly shaped primary packaging increases the complexity of forming, handling and transporting products. Vibrant, colorful graphics as well as clear or reflective materials can be difficult for many sensors to detect reliably.

Banner’s industry knowledge, expertise in sensors, LED lights and indicators combined with one of the most comprehensive product catalogs in the industry allow us to offer products and solutions that specifically address these challenges, improve efficiency and increase product throughput. We are experts in advanced optics, LED, laser, and photoelectric circuits, offering high-performance, easy-to-use sensors capable of solving some of the most challenging applications in secondary packaging. Our full line of vision and image sensors provide comprehensive inspection capabilities for label verification, bar code reading, optical character recognition and date/lot code inspection. LED lights and indicators provide years of brilliant bright illumination and status indication.

Applications

Loop Control of Clear Plastic
Loop Control of Clear Plastic

The detection of clear plastic is always a challenge. The optical beam of traditional photoelectric sensors will burn through clear material, making sensing results unreliable. The U-GAGE T30UX Series Ultrasonic Sensor uses pulses of ultrasonic energy, which reflect off the target and back to the sensor, to reliably detect clear materials. In this application, a T30UX with an analog output is being used to monitor the tension of the loop.

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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.

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.

QS18 Series
QS18 Series

Universal housing design with 18 mm threaded lens; an ideal replacement for hundreds of other sensor styles.

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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.

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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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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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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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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