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High Speed Sensing Applications

Q3X detects a registration mark at high speeds

Maintain High Throughput and Quality

Manufacturers must keep lines moving quickly in order to meet production goals and maximize efficiency.  However, very high speed applications can be challenging for the sensors that verify part presence, inspect part quality, count parts, and more. 

In material handling and logistics, maintaining efficiency without sacrificing quality and accuracy is also critical. 

To ensure quality in high speed processes, facilities depend on reliable detection and measurement solutions that can keep pace.

Challenges of High Speed Applications

LM Sensor precisely measures crankshaft runout at high speeds
High Speeds Plus Challenging Targets
  • Many high speed applications also include extremely challenging targets, including clear, reflective, multicolored, and extremely objects. 
  • In some cases, the application may require extremely precise measurement of challenging targets at very high speeds. 
  • For example, in automotive manufacturing, crankshaft runout measurements must be monitored continuously to ensure that they meet tolerance requirements. The reflective surface of the crankshaft and the high speed and precision of the application can be challenging for sensors to measure reliably.  Learn how the LM Sensor solves this challenge. 
  • Banner offers a variety of sensing solutions for the most difficult high speed applications. See example solutions below or contact us to discuss your application. 


Example Applications

Q3X detects a registration mark at high speeds
Registration Mark Detection

Packaging Industry

  • White registration marks on dark backgrounds, such as blue, can be challenging to detect at high speeds since many sensors are not able to maximize contrast for reliable detection of the mark and not the background.
  • Banner Engineering's Q3X versatile, rugged laser contrast sensor is ideal for detecting registration marks. With a range up to 300 mm, the Q3X has a tight laser spot able to detect a small white registration mark reliably. 
Fiber optic assembly with DF-G2 fiber optic amplifier reliably counts tablets at high speeds
High Speed Tablet Counting

Pharmaceutical Industry

  • In pharmaceutical packaging, products such as tablets, capsules and gel caps need to be accurately counted to achieve the proper number of tablets in each bottle.
  • All of this is done very quickly, creating the need for a high-speed, small-object counting sensor that can ensure tablets are accurately dispensed.
  • The DF-G2 fiber optic amplifier is designed for high speed applications and can achieve 10 microsecond response time with 5 microsecond repeatability.


Fiber optic assembly with DF-G2 fiber optic amplifier reliably counts tablets at high speeds
boxes on a conveyor
High Speed Box Profiling

Material Handling Industry

  • Sorting parcels and packages prior to delivery is an essential step in shipping and handling.  
  • Order fulfillment applications rely on accurate automated sorting to keep costs down, maximize efficiency, and accommodate large volumes of packages during peak shipping seasons. 
  • To reduce the risk of error, an automated profiling solution is necessary to scan packages to ensure accurate—and fast—sortation. 
  • LE Series laser measurement sensors are an ideal solution to this applicaiton due their fast 5-10 millisecond response speed and ability to reliably detect any target, regardless of size, color or reflectivity. 

Featured Products

DF-G2 Fiber Optic Amplifier
DF-G2 Series

High Speed Fiber Optic Amplifier

Designed to achieve the worlds fastest response rate, the DF-G2 fiber optic amplifier can achieve 10 microsecond response time with 5 microsecond repeatability.

  • Models with IO-Link enable remote monitoring and configuration
  • Best in class response speeds of 10 μs, 15 μs, 50 μs, 250 μs, 500 μs, and 1000 μs
  • Easy-to-read dual digital displays show signal level and threshold values
  • Simple user interface ensures easy sensor set-up and programming via displays and switches/buttons or remote input teach wire
  • Expert TEACH and SET methods ensure optimal gain and threshold for all applications, especially for high speed or low contrast applications
  • Thermally stable electronics shortens start-up time and maintains signal stability during operation
LE Series laser measurement sensor
LE Series

Laser Measurement Sensor

The LE series linear array technology provides great performance and resolution regardless of detection objects color or sheen.

  • Ready to measure right out of the box
  • Easy adjustment with a two-line, eight-character intuitive display
  • Linear array provides repeatability and accuracy for challenging targets
  • Visible laser for small spot size and easy alignment
  • Models with IO-Link available
LE Series laser measurement sensor