Banner Engineering has a wide variety of sensors to solve challenging problems all over the world. New and innovative technology in photoelectrics, laser distance measurement, ultrasonics, and fiber optics work to solve almost any industrial automation application.
Photoelectric sensors, also known as photo eyes, emit a beam of light that is used to detect the presence or absence of items and equipment or changes in surface conditions. When the emitted light is interrupted or reflected by the object, the change in light patterns is measured by a receiver and the target object or surface is recognized. Photoelectric sensors are very common in industrial manufacturing fields such as material handling, packaging, food and beverage, medical, and many others.
Laser diode sensors combine the alignment advantages of a visible sensing beam with the increased sensing range of a laser. Devices are available with either Class 1 or Class 2 lasers.
Ultrasonic sensors use sound waves rather than light, making them ideal for stable detection of uneven surfaces, liquids, clear objects, and objects in dirty environments. These sensors work well for applications that require precise measurements between stationary and moving objects.
Fiber optic sensors are small enough to fit in confined areas and can be positioned precisely where needed with flexible fibers.
Fiber optic systems are typically used in harsh conditions, including high vibration, extreme heat, and noisy, wet, corrosive or explosive environments. Fibers are also used in confined areas since many models can be bent to fit precisely where needed.
Glass fibers are mostly used in challenging environments, such as applications with high temperatures, corrosive materials or moisture. Plastic fibers are typically used for more general purpose applications where they can tolerate extreme bending and be cut to length to fit in limited space setups.
Using an array of closely spaced light beams, measuring light screens are designed for profiling, inspections, and process monitoring.
Registration mark sensors, also known as color contrast sensors, act as a color detector by identifying subtle color contrasts to inspect registration marks, using one, two or three color LEDs.
Slot, label, and array sensors are specialty sensors designed to solve specific applications.
Slot sensors detect objects that pass between the two arms – one with the emitter and the other with the receiver. The fixed slot width provides reliable opposed-mode sensing of objects as small as 0.30 mm.
Ideal for counting, sensing parts on conveyor rails and belts, detecting edges and other applications.
Banner’s flexible barcode reading capabilities are ideal for traceability to ensure quality, improved efficiencies, and accurate inventory management in a wide variety of industries. Our machine vision products combine high-performance tools, and intelligent features that are capable of solving thousands of applications from item detection, part positioning, flaw analysis, measurement, and quality assurance from simple verification to complex inspections.
Temperature sensors detect small differences between the temperature of an object and the surrounding ambient temperature.