Laser Distance Measurement Sensor: Q4X Series

Q4X Versatile, Rugged Laser Distance Sensor
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This versatile, rugged laser distance sensor has superior performance, detecting sub-millimeter changes in distance with a reliable sensing range up to 300 mm.

  • Discrete, analog (0 to 10 V or 4 to 20 mA), clear object, and IO-Link models available
  • Reliable sensing range of 25 to 300 mm
  • Detects across a variety of target colors, materials and surfaces based on distance
  • Dual teach mode (intensity + distance) is ideal for error-proofing applications and enables clear object detection with no retro-reflector required
  • Robust housing rated to IP69K with FDA-grade stainless steel
  • Easy setup with responsive buttons
  • Rugged design resists mechanical impact, over tightening and extreme vibration
  • Clear distance readout from angled four-digit display
Q4X

Technical Literature

Date
Type
Size
Q4X Clear Object Detection Quick Start Guide
09/13/16
Datasheet
653K
Q4X Analog Quick Start Guide
09/08/16
Datasheet
740K
Q4X Analog Instruction Manual
09/08/16
Product Manual
1.8MB
Q4X with Dual Discrete Outputs and IO-Link - Quick Start Guide
09/08/16
Datasheet
854K
Q4X with Dual Discrete Outputs and IO-Link - Instruction Manual
09/08/16
Product Manual
2.6MB
Q4X Quick Start Guide
09/08/16
Datasheet
806K
Q4X Instruction Manual
09/08/16
Product Manual
2.5MB

Software

Date
Type
Size
196929 Q4X IO-Link IODD V1.2
09/29/16
Software
442K
18491 IO-Link Device Descriptions Resource CD - 2016R1
12/21/15
Software
9.3MB
Banner Sensors Graphical User Interface (GUI) Version 2.0
07/13/12
Software
184.9MB

Marketing Literature

Date
Type
Size
Q4X Analog/Discrete Sensor Sell Sheet
07/21/16
Product Brochure
1.7MB
Q4X Clear Object Detection Sensor Sell Sheet
08/27/15
Product Brochure
2.1MB
Q4X Black Foam on Black Plastic - Two-Point Teach Tutorial
1 min  16 secs 

This video will demonstrate how Banner's Q4X can solve even the most challenging applications. Using two-point static background suppression teach mode, the Q4X can reliably detect the presence of black foam in front of black plastic on a door panel.

1 min  16 secs 
Q4X Cap Orientation - Foreground Suppression Tutorial
1 min  21 secs 

Using foreground suppression teach mode, also known as one-point window, the Q4X can reliably detect an upside down white bottle cap only 3.5 mm thick that is moving along a white conveyor.

1 min  21 secs 
Q4X High-Pressure Washdown
1 min  27 secs 

Banner Engineering's Q4X versatile, rugged laser distance sensor has an IP69K rating for use in wet and high-pressure washdown environments. The IP69K rating is important for applications where high-pressure, high-temperature water and cleaning chemicals are used to spray down equipment and machines.

1 min  27 secs 
Q4X Shiny/Black Surface Detection
1 min  4 secs 

Banner Engineering's Q4X stainless steel laser measurement sensor solves even the most challenging applications. The Q4X detects any portion of consumers' products, from reflective to black surfaces.

1 min  4 secs 
Q4X Cap Orientation - Two-Point Teach Tutorial
1 min  20 secs 

This video will demonstrate how simple it is to use the two-point teach mode on Banner Engineering's Q4X sensor. Using two-point teach mode, the Q4X can reliably detect the presence of white bottle caps whether upside down or right side up as they move down a white conveyor belt.

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Trigger on Shrink Sleeve Labels
Trigger on Shrink Sleeve Labels

Our new Q4X laser clear object detection sensor works very well in an application such as this. The Q4X is completely sealed and made of robust IP69K-rated FDA-grade stainless steel making it resilient to even the most harsh environments and it also was created with a simple “point, teach, and go” setup. It has an intuitive interface and an easy-to-read angled display. This ease of use makes it ideal for a variety of factory floors, including the beverage industry.

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Line Pressure Monitoring of Clear Bottles
Line Pressure Monitoring of Clear Bottles

Banner Engineering’s new Q4X laser clear object detection sensor is able to detect clear objects without the use of a reflector. It is simply taught to a stable background. It makes a decision on the presence of a target based on both distance and intensity for reliable detection of challenging targets such as bottles and cans. Eliminating a reflector in a washdown area also eliminates a potential point of failure.

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Multicolored Reflective Package Detection
Multicolored Reflective Package Detection

Banner’s Q4X laser sensor accurately detects targets of multiple colors, including reflective and wrinkled materials. Multicolored, reflective tea bag packages can easily be detected with Banner’s reliable and durable Q4X laser sensor.

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Detecting Clear Glass and Plastic PET Bottles
Detecting Clear Glass and Plastic PET Bottles

Banner’s Q4X clear object detection sensor measures the distance to and light intensity of a stable background condition, such as a smooth or painted surface. This allows the sensor to reliably detect a broad range of translucent objects without the use of a reflector.

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Clear Plastic Container Detection
Clear Plastic Container Detection

For clear, thermoformed plastic containers, trays, and clamshells, packagers must be able to detect the leading edge of these containers and confirm presence.

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Assembly Error-Proofing
Assembly Error-Proofing

Banner’s Q4X analog sensor can give operators real-time measurement feedback to verify the part is present and correctly positioned before moving to the next operation. In this application it is crucial that both flanges around the weld nut are properly seated in order to fit correctly in the final assembly. The Q4X’s analog measurement can determine if both flanges are properly seated.

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Cap Orientation Verification
Cap Orientation Verification

Banner’s Q4X laser sensor, made of 316L grade stainless steel, is very suitable for pharmaceutical environments and other aseptic filling areas. The Q4X has a sensing range of 25 to 300 mm, precise beam spot size and can effectively detect the orientation of caps as they exit a feeder bowl. If any caps are upside down, the Q4X will detect a height difference and reject the cap.

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Rubber Washer Detection on Engine Block
Rubber Washer Detection on Engine Block

Banner’s Q4X versatile laser sensor is ideal for presence/absence detection even in challenging applications with small height changes such as confirming a small black target is present on a shiny metal part. The washers should be present in the cast aluminum engine block, and if the Q4X detects a slight height difference, even as small as 1 mm, it will send a signal to alert operators a rubber washer is missing or there are multiple washers present. The Q4X can detect duplicate rubber washers with its unique windowing capability while in foreground suppression mode.

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Carton Stack Height
Carton Stack Height

The two-point teach option on the Q4X analog laser measurement sensor is used to teach the full and empty magazine. Manual adjustment can be used to fine tune the output. The analog output provides a real time gauge of the stack height. This allows the cartoner machine to have several “call for parts” set points without having to manually move the sensor. The Q4X is a robust, rugged stainless steel sensor ideal for use in many industrial, factory environments.

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Bottle Fill Level Detection
Bottle Fill Level Detection

The Q4X analog sensor is set up in trigger mode and uses the averaging feature to provide a more consistent fill level measurement. Banner’s Q3X sensor, whose output wire is tied to the Q4X’s remote input wire, is used to detect the leading edge of the pill bottle and has a one-shot output timer setup based on the conveyor speed to determine when and how long the Q4X will measure.

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Detecting Black Parts on Black Door Panel
Detecting Black Parts on Black Door Panel

Banner’s Q4X problem-solving triangulation-based laser sensor has no difficulty detecting dark targets on dark backgrounds when there is a height difference. The Q4X provides a reliable sensing solution with best in class excess gain and makes pass/fail judgments based on distance rather than color or reflectivity.

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Hard Disk Detection
Hard Disk Detection

Because disk surfaces are shiny, many sensors have difficulty detecting whether a hard disk is properly seated in a hard drive. The divergent-beam MINI-BEAM Expert sensor is installed above a conveyor transporting hard disks. The sensor is programmed to recognize a predetermined amount of returned light. When the sensing beam is directed onto a perpendicular specular surface, such as a properly seated hard disk, more light is returned to the receiver. The MINI-BEAM sensor pair triggers the MINI-BEAM Expert.

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Integrated Circuit Orientation
Integrated Circuit Orientation

The PresencePLUS Pro sensor checks the orientation of each integrated circuit before is is transferred to a circuit board.

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  1. Q4XFPLAF310-Q8

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    Q4X Series: Laser Adjustable Field
    Range: 310 mm; Input 10-30 V dc
    Outputs: 1 PNP
    Connection: Euro M12 4-pin Integral Connector
    Flush Mount Housing

  2. Q4XTBCOD300-Q8

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    Q4X Series: Clear Object
    Range: 300 mm; Input 10-30 V dc
    Outputs: Bipolar: 1 NPN; 1 PNP
    Connection: Euro M12 5-Pin Integral Connector

  3. Q4XTBLAF300-Q8

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    Q4X Series: Laser Adjustable Field
    Range: 300 mm; Input 10-30 V dc
    Outputs: Bipolar: 1 NPN; 1 PNP
    Connection: Euro M12 5-Pin Integral Connector

  4. Q4XTKLAF300-Q8

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    Q4X Series: Laser Adjustable Field
    Range: 300 mm; Input 10-30 V dc
    Output: 1 PNP with IO-Link Communication; 1 PNP
    Connection: Euro M12 4-Pin Integral Connector

  5. Q4XFILAF310-Q8

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    Q4X Series: Laser Adjustable Field
    Range: 310 mm; Input 10-30 V dc
    Output: Analog: 4-20 mA
    Connection: Euro M12 5-Pin Integral Connector
    Flush Mount Housing

  6. Q4XFKLAF310-Q8

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    Q4X Series: Laser Adjustable Field
    Range: 310 mm; Input 10-30 V dc
    Output: 1 PNP/NPN with IO-Link Communication; 1 PNP
    Connection: Euro M12 4-Pin Integral Connector
    Flush Mount Housing

  7. Q4XFNLAF310-Q8

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    Q4X Series: Laser Adjustable Field
    Range: 310 mm; Input 10-30 V dc
    Outputs: 1 NPN
    Connection: Euro M12 5-pin Integral Connector
    Flush Mount Housing

  8. Q4XFPLAF110-Q8

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    Q4X Series: Laser Adjustable Field
    Range: 110 mm; Input 10-30 V dc
    Outputs: 1 PNP
    Connection: Euro M12 4-pin Integral Connector
    Flush Mount Housing

  9. Q4XFULAF310-Q8

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    Q4X Series: Laser Adjustable Field
    Range: 310 mm; Input 10-30 V dc
    Output: Analog: 0-10 V
    Connection: Euro M12 5-Pin Integral Connector
    Flush Mount Housing

  10. Q4XTBLAF100-Q8

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    Q4X Series: Laser Adjustable Field
    Range: 100 mm; Input 10-30 V dc
    Outputs: Bipolar: 1 NPN; 1 PNP
    Connection: Euro M12 5-pin Integral Connector

  11. Q4XTILAF100-Q8

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    Q4X Series: Laser Adjustable Field
    Range: 100 mm; Input 10-30 V dc
    Output: Analog: 4-20 mA
    Connection: Euro M12 5-Pin Integral Connector

  12. Q4XTILAF300-Q8

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    Q4X Series: Laser Adjustable Field
    Range: 300 mm; Input 10-30 V dc
    Output: Analog: 4-20 mA
    Connection: Euro M12 5-Pin Integral Connector

  13. Q4XTULAF100-Q8

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    Q4X Series: Laser Adjustable Field
    Range: 100 mm; Input 10-30 V dc
    Output: Analog: 0-10 V
    Connection: Euro M12 5-Pin Integral Connector

  14. Q4XTULAF300-Q8

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    Q4X Series: Laser Adjustable Field
    Range: 300 mm; Input 10-30 V dc
    Output: Analog: 0-10 V
    Connection: Euro M12 5-Pin Integral Connector

  15. Q4XFILAF110-Q8

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    Q4X Series: Laser Adjustable Field
    Range: 110 mm; Input 10-30 V dc
    Output: Analog: 4-20 mA
    Connection: Euro M12 5-Pin Integral Connector
    Flush Mount Housing

  16. Q4XFKLAF110-Q8

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    Q4X Series: Laser Adjustable Field
    Range: 110 mm; Input 10-30 V dc
    Output: 1 PNP/NPN with IO-Link Communication; 1 PNP
    Connection: Euro M12 4-Pin Integral Connector
    Flush Mount Housing

  17. Q4XFNCOD310-Q8

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    Q4X Series: Clear Object
    Range: 310 mm; Input 10-30 V dc
    Outputs: 1 NPN
    Connection: Euro M12 5-Pin Integral Connector
    Flush Mount Housing

  18. Q4XFNLAF110-Q8

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    Q4X Series: Laser Adjustable Field
    Range: 110 mm; Input 10-30 V dc
    Outputs: 1 NPN
    Connection: Euro M12 5-pin Integral Connector
    Flush Mount Housing

  19. Q4XFPCOD310-Q8

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    Q4X Series: Clear Object
    Range: 310 mm; Input 10-30 V dc
    Outputs: 1 PNP
    Connection: Euro M12 4-Pin Integral Connector
    Flush Mount Housing

  20. Q4XFULAF110-Q8

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    Q4X Series: Laser Adjustable Field
    Range: 110 mm; Input 10-30 V dc
    Output: Analog: 0-10 V
    Connection: Euro M12 5-Pin Integral Connector
    Flush Mount Housing

  21. Q4XTKLAF100-Q8

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    Q4X Series: Laser Adjustable Field
    Range: 100 mm; Input 10-30 V dc
    Output: 1 PNP with IO-Link Communication; 1 PNP
    Connection: Euro M12 4-Pin Integral Connector