Banner Engineering Pick-to-Light for Manufacturing and Assembly

LIGHT GUIDED ASSEMBLY FOR LEAN MANUFACTURING Pick-to-light systems support lean manufacturing initiatives. By reducing the risk of human error in production and assembly processes, pick-to-light is an ideal solution for poka-yoke (error-proofing). Pick-to-light devices visually guide operators to pick the correct parts, in the right quantities and the proper sequence. This reduces errors and defects […]

Wireless Tank Level Monitoring

Reduce unplanned downtime and keep production running smoothly by continuously monitoring remote and mobile tanks and totes.  Application: Monitor levels inside storage tanks Challenges: Multiple storage tanks in remote and hard-to-reach locations Solution: K50U Ultrasonic Sensors and Q45U Wireless Nodes paired with a DXM100 Wireless Controller Benefits: Remote monitoring of up to 16 tanks from a central or mobile […]

Infographic: 9 Common Machine Safety Devices

Machine Safety Fundamentals Mechanical hazards on machinery typically occur at points of operation, points of power transmission, and other points of machine movement. Safeguarding devices are designed to limit the risk to personnel for accident or injury at these points. In the illustration below, common machine safeguarding devices are used to mitigate multiple points of […]

OEE Improved with Banner Engineering Wireless Gateways

Wireless sensors count the inputs and outputs and send the counts to the DXM Controller.  Banner Engineering’s Part Counting Application Banner Engineering’s Wireless part counting application enables LEAN initiatives by providing the ability to measure and analyze OEE metrics of availability, performance, and quality to compare how your process/machine is performing against an ideal state. […]

Programmable Stack Light Towers from Banner Engineering

Banner’s Pro Editor software allows users to program device status, colors and animations for control via three discrete inputs. The application-based interface makes it easy to configure a light for a wide range of applications such as displaying machine warm-up time, indicating unique steps in an assembly process, showing distance and position information and communicating […]

Safe Work Solutions from Banner Engineering

Innovative Solutions for Unprecedented Times Companies around the world are quickly adapting to the many challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The need is immediate and Banner Engineering is ready to help. Safe work solutions help companies meet and overcome the challenges they face today so they can more effectively serve and support their customers, […]

Laser Marking for Zero-Defect Traceability

HOW TO DEVELOP TRACEABILITY SOLUTIONS FOR INDUSTRY 4.0 USING SAFE MARKING AND IDENTIFICATION SYSTEMS The term traceability is included in quality standards across different sectors. In DIN EN ISO 9001, it says that organizations should identify their products and services uniquely using suitable means – to the extent that it is necessary to ensure their […]

Balluff IO-Link Network Modules

IO-Link enables bidirectional communication on any fieldbus network from the control level down to the field device (sensor, actuator). What is IO-Link With an IO-Link master you can connect a variety of different IO-Link devices. Multiple IO-Link masters can be networked together over all commonly used fieldbuses. The development of the distributed modular I/O architecture […]

Industry 4.0 with SMC IO-Link Products

Expand Your Communications to the Lowest Level Sensors with SMC Fieldbus & Serial Interface Products. Constantly optimize your production processes with IO-Link compatible products from SMC. IO-Link is the first standardized I/O technology worldwide (IEC 61131-9) for communication with sensors and actuators. Use a point-to-point connection (no bus couplers or conditioning modules) to an IO-Link master (see below) […]

RFID for Cobot Intelligence

RFID is an evolution from the simpler presence sensors. RFID: Tool Tracking Solutions “Ultimately, wireless technology has boosted the brain power of robots. Think RFID from Balluff. In many applications RFID can be seen as an evolution from the simpler presence sensors. Now, instead of just identifying that something is present, we can identify with […]