Clear or Reflective Object Detection

Detecting transparent clear or shiny objects is one of the biggest challenges sensors face. Variations in target shape, size, material, color and translucence can complicate accurate detection. Light can burn through a target or be reflected away in erratic ways. Harsh, hazardous and washdown environments found in many applications not only challenge detection, but can dramatically shorten the lifespan and performance of a sensor. Banner offers several solutions designed and developed specifically to overcome the many challenges common to clear object detection.

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  1. Clear Plastic Food Container Detection in a Sanitary Environment

    Clear, thermoformed plastic containers, trays and clamshells are used to package a wide variety of products. Packagers must be able to detect the leading edge.

  2. Detecting Clear Glass and Plastic PET Bottles in Washdown Environments

    Detect clear glass and PET plastic bottles with various shapes and sizes. Washdown environment, IP69K ratings.

  3. In-Line Accumulation on Single Filer

    The Q5X laser sensor reliably detects when the staging area is clear of bottles and the system is ready for the next layer of containers, despite the transparency of the bottles and unstable signal.

  4. Detecting PET Bottles to Regulate Product Flow

    Sensor solutions to detect translucent bottles in a range of shapes, sizes, colors and contours in a high-speed air conveyance system, identifying gaps.

  5. Counting Multicolored Reflective Packages on a Conveyor

    Sensor solutions to verify packaging and count on conveyor. Foil and film packaging such as tea bags, multiple colors on packaging material.

  6. Hygienic Sensors for Glass Vial Detection in Harsh Chemical Environment

    Sensor solutions to detect clear vials in pharmaceutical and medical manufacturing where a hygenic sensor is needed in a harsh chemical washdown environment.

  7. Clear Glass Jar Detection for Food and Beverage Splash Zone

    Sensor solutions to detect clear glass jars to be filled with food in a strict sanitary environment where frequent, high-pressure washdowns and IP69K ratings.

  8. Detecting Clear Bottles to Trigger Shrink Sleeve Labeler

    Sensor solutions to detect bottle types with varying frequent in product changovers. High-speed labeler processing 800 bottles per minute, high temps.

  9. Detecting Transparent Bottles in a Washdown Environment

    Sensor solutions to detect accumulations to regulate line pressure where bottles vary in size, shape, color, and translucence and there is not a reflector.

  10. Detecting Reflective Packages on a Conveyor

    Sensor solutions to detect reflective food wrappers such as Mylar with conveyor belt presence verification, utilizing foreground suppression.

  11. Controlling Line Pressure of Clear Food Trays at Denester

    Using a sensor in clear object sensing mode to ensure proper staging of plastic trays during denesting process.

  12. Accurate Counting of Transparent Pharmaceutical Bottles

    Sensor solutions to count translucent and reflective glass vials in high-speed processes requiring quick response times and challenging light conditions.

  13. Monitoring Flow of Transparent Plastic Bottles on a Conveyor

    Sensor solutions to monitor a conveyor to ensure there are no stuck bottles when bottles are clear plastic in a large sensing area.

  14. Counting Transparent Plastic Containers on a Conveyor

    Sensor solutions to count containers that are made of clear plastic when containers are various shapes and have ridges.

  15. Counting Reflective Rings

    Sensor solutions to count rings on a conveyor belt where the rings have a very reflective surface and a cylindrical shape.

  16. Seal and Perforation Detection on Translucent Poly Bags

    Sensor solutions to detect perforations on continuous web of translucent plastic bags where high-speed equipment is used and a large-volume of material process.

  17. Detecting Clear Pharmaceutical Vials Filled With Liquid

    Sensor solutions to detect glass vials filled with transparent liquid in an aseptic, stainless steel environment with rounded bottles.

  18. Detect Installed Glass on Automobile

    Sensor solutions to detect the presence of a moonroof on an automobile assembly line where extended range capabilities are required.

  19. Transparent Glass Bottle, Vial, or Plate Detection

    Sensor solutions to recognize clear glass vials and bottles in high-speed application with precise leading edge detection.

  20. Profiling Clear Glass Plates and Detecting Broken Edges

    Sensor solutions to detect a low contrast edges of glass on conveyor in a clean industrial environment where equipment is regularly exposed to high temperatures

  21. Detecting and Indicating the Presence of a Tipped Bottle

    Sensor solutions to detect translucent bottles filled with clear liquid with a long bottling line with numerous areas to monitor.

  22. Color Sensor Automates Sorting of Clear and Tinted Bottles

    Sensor solutions to detect plastic bottles varying in color and translucence where a high-speed system requires fast response times. Accurate sorting.

  23. Detection of Clear Liquids in Transparent Packaging

    Sensor solutions to detect I.V. bags, glass vials, syringes and pharmaceutical packaging. Fill level inspections ensure product content amounts are accurate.

  24. Detecting Tipped-Over Bottles on a High-Speed Bottling Line

    Detect translucent bottles varying by size, shape, color, and faceting. Large scale system of monitoring in multiple locations, quick clearance of tipped bottle.

  25. Detecting Shiny, Unfinished Cans

    Sensor solutions to detect small installation areas with multiple deployments on the line. Accurate detection of shiny cans supports smooth product flow.

  26. Clear Container Detection in a Clean-in-Place Rotary Filler

    Sensor solutions to detect bottle types vary in size, shape, color, translucence, and material. Equipment is regularly exposed to harsh washdown.

  27. Hygienic Sensor Detects Variety of Bottle Types on a Rinser

    Sensor solutions to detect bottle types vary by size, shape, color, contours, and translucence on a rinser where equipment is regularly exposed to washdowns.

  28. Clear Tray Detection at Hopper Food Storage Units

    Learn how the Q4X detects clear plastic trays at hopper and filling station in the food industry.