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Pulse Frequency Modulation (PFM) is a way to digitally represent an analog measurement value from a sensor. Banner Engineering’s Pulse Pro I/O technology simplifies the connection between the sensor and an indicator or controller. Pulse Pro I/O solves a wide variety of applications and localizes clear information for fast visibility and response.

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Pulse Pro I/O Applications

Pulse Pro I/O is used in a wide variety of applications where immediate visibility is necessary.

Measure Distance Without an Analog Sensor

Pulse Pro I/O sends digital pulses that are proportionally scaled across the measuring span on the sensor. This allows users to use a high-quality digital input card on their PLC to determine the measured distance. The sensor will indicate a loss of signal between the sensor and target, providing additional information to customers about target presence and absence. Pulse Pro I/O’s digital signal has increased immunity from electrical noise interference, a common problem of analog transmissions over long cable runs, so it does not require shielded cabling.

Reduce Downtime and Operator Error

Reduce costly, unplanned downtime with compatible Banner lights that assist operators with high-visibility, at-a-glance operator guidance and status indication. The unmistakable illumination streamlines factory communication by promoting faster response to status changes and reduces the risk of costly mistakes and accidents. For example, the TL50 Pro tower light shows material level so that reloads or unloads can be handled timely and efficiently. Additionally, WLS27 Pro strip lights show separation distance between moving equipment like AGVs.

Complete Plug-and-Play Solution

Utilize technology compatible with a wide and expanding range of Banner’s smart sensors. The range of products used for Pulse Pro I/O solutions allows users to create a solution that meets the needs of any application. The PFM output is available on select Q4X, Q5X, and LTF series IO-Link models. Sensors indicate long-, mid-, and short-ranges that can be seen across the factory floor. Users can visualize incremental changes in precision applications or direct operators of large machines and equipment.

Compatible Products

WLS27 Pro LED Strip Light
WLS27 Pro LED Strip Light

Banner is expanding its offering of the WLS27 Series Strip Light to include programmable models with RGBW LEDs for use in indication, illumination and inspection applications. These new models will be programmable with Banner’s Pro Editor software or IO-Link communication.

TL50 Pro Series 50 mm Programmable Multicolor RGB Tower Light
TL50 Pro Series 50 mm Programmable Multicolor RGB Tower Light

Self-contained tower lights that provide users with custom indication by combining the vast color options provided by RGB LEDs with the versatile control capabilities offered by either Pro Editor software compatibility or IO-Link communication.

Q4X Series Rugged All Purpose Photoelectric Sensor
Q4X Series Rugged All Purpose Photoelectric Sensor

This photoelectric sensor solves many challenging applications and comes in a rugged IP69K rating with FDA food grade stainless steel casing.

Q5X Series High Power, Multi-Purpose Photoelectric Sensor
Q5X Series High Power, Multi-Purpose Photoelectric Sensor

A powerful, problem-solving sensor in a cost-effective device with industry-standard rectangular housing. With a range from 10 cm (4 inches) to 2 m (6 ft. 6 inches), the Q5X provides reliable detection of the most challenging targets.

LTF Series Long-Range Time-of-Flight Laser Sensor
LTF Series Long-Range Time-of-Flight Laser Sensor

High-performance LTF Series Sensors detect targets regardless of color, material or sheen from up to 24 meters away, straight-on or at an angle.

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