Friday, April 26, 2019

The Best Sensor For Your Food Production!

Banner Engineering's T18-2 Series sensors are the next generation of self-contained photoelectric
sensors. Their IP69 epoxy encapsulated housing, ensures the strength and reliability and are ideal for use in washdown and thermal shock environments on food production lines.

To receive FDA approval, the T18-2 passed a ECOLAB test, in which, the sensor was submersed in a range of chemicals for 28 days. The plastic material ensure that the casing will not weaken by temperature cycling since it expands and contracts at the same rate and each product is ultrasonically welded.

Along with that, they have superior performance with better fluorescent light immunity, improved color sensitivity, and higher excess gain.

Key Features:
  • Shatter-resistant for use in the most rugged environments
  • IP69K epoxy encapsulated circuitry
  • Housing is made of all certified FDA-grade durable plastic
  • Sensor is ultrasonically welded together to create a single piece made of the same material, ideal for environments with rapidly changing temperatures
  • Smooth, improved design for a more hygienic sensor
  • Complete sealed and leak-proof construction


For more information about the Banner T18-2 Series, give us a call at (800) 228-2790!

Friday, April 5, 2019

Detection That Can Save You Money

Manufacturing facilities know the expenses of equipment repairs and production downtime, but what if you could take a proactive approach to prevent both as well as keep costs down? Prime Controls has developed a solution that can prevent a $20,000 to $100,000 repair!

In most equipment, if more than one sheet is fed into the machine, it damages tools and dies. That is why for over 25 years Prime Controls have made Double Sheet Detection an essential component of manufacturing. The sensors protect machinery by ensuring that only one sheet of metal is entering into a process. 

The Double Sheet Detection is perfect for automation, robotics, automated destackers, sheet feeders, and in-fixture (poke-a-yoke) applications. Along with that, the solution is perfect for the canmaking, automotive, appliance, and other metal forming industries.

The Double Sheet Detection can easily be set up and they can sense a wide range of metals, such as:
  • Steel
  • Copper
  • Aluminum




For more information about the Double Sheet Detection solution, give us a call at (800) 228-2790!

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

You Are Invited!



We are pleased to announce that the first C&E Automating America Expo of 2019 is coming up in Murfreesboro, TN on May 21st and in Louisville, KY on May 23rd!

Our team of specialists and suppliers will be stopping by both cities for one day to share the latest industry trends, offer educational seminars, and have product demonstrations in real time!

The event is free and lunch is included.

Educational Seminars:

Manufacturing Traceability: Archiving Your Process
Tech savvy manufacturers are capturing images and data throughout their manufacturing process so that they can refer them when an issue arises. What did the product look like when it left your factory? Hosted by C&E Vision Specialist, Tony Belter

Collaborative Robot Safety Strategies
Collaborative robots are capable of working side by side with humans. How safe are they and what do you need to consider implementing this next generation technology? Hosted by C&E Safety Specialist, Steve Wright

Fluid or Electric? Forcing The Issue
When it comes to moving things around within your equipment, you now have more options than ever before. What should you consider for your process? Hosted by C&E Technical Manager, Jay Swank

Pushing The Factory Floor Into the Cloud
Industry 4.0 Technology is digitally transforming manufacturing. Access, analyze, and visualize your factory, providing your business with a competitive edge. Hosted by C&E Automation Specialist, Brad Hart

Mobile Robots: Keeping Manufacturing Moving
Autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) are rapidly changing the way parts move through production and provide greater flexibility and deployment than AGV's. How do these new robots differ from their prehistoric predecessors, and how do they interoperate with people? Hosted by C&E Robotics Specialist, Chris Bramlage

Collaborative Robot Safety Strategies
Collaborative robots are capable of working side by side with humans. How safe are they and what do you need to consider implementing this next generation technology? Hosted by C&E Safety Specialist, Steve Wright

Panel Design: Simplified
Time is money, as the saying goes. With modern panel design you can speed up manufacturing and add diagnostics and operate smarter than ever before. Hosted by C&E Controls Specialists, Paul Kamenca and John Pipkin

Manufacturing Traceability: Archiving Your Process
Tech savvy manufacturers are capturing images and data throughout their manufacturing process so that they can refer them when an issue arises. What did the product look like when it left your factory? Hosted by C&E Vision Specialist, Tony Belter

For more information about both events and to register, go to the Automating America official page.

Friday, March 15, 2019

Switch To The Safest Option

Fortress Interlocks is a leader in machine safety specializing in keeping the people in the facility safe as well as increase productivity. The quality of their products is the reason why we would like to introduce the ncGuard line of non-contact safety switches.

These non-contact safety switches that can be used to automatically turn off power of machinery and prevent machinery from starting when the door of a hazardous area is open with the goal of keeping personnel safe. The ncGuard line incorporates both magnetic and RFID technologies.

Along with that, they are easy to install, extremely long-lasting and require minimal maintenance. These switches may be applied to many applications in the manufacturing, power, process, and transportation industries.

The line is currently composed of 6 products:
  • FM Range - Magnetic Safety Switches
  • FE Range - Magnetically Coded Safety Switches
  • NCS Range - IP69K Solid State Hall Effect Sensors
  • FS Range - Generic Code RFID Safety Switches
  • FR Range - Individually Coded RFID Safety Switches
  • ATOM - RFID Safety Interlock

Friday, March 8, 2019

The Safety Feature You Need!

Larco created a line of long-lasting safety mat systems that are essential for any manufacturing facility. The Industrial Safety Mats are ideal to endure the harshest environments and have a 4-year warranty. They are composed of a heavy-duty electrode assembly and durable outer shell that not only makes them durable, but they can also withstand as much as 3,000 psi without deforming or tearing.

Requiring only a light load for activation in normal foot traffic, they are:
  • Impact resilient
  • Abrasion resistant
  • Totally submersible
  • Slip & stain resistant
Larco has recently added a new feature to their Industrial Safety Mats line that allows manufacturers customize their orders to fulfill their specific safety needs, be attention grabbing, and to promote their brand or safety message without any setup fees!

The 12" x 12" graphic inserts are ideal for heavy foot and vehicle traffic since they are printed on the back of a .75 mil thick, clear polyvinyl material that shows through to the mat surface. Along with that, businesses can include custom-built logos to be included with their message.

If you would like to learn more about this essential safety feature for your facility, give us a call (800) 228-2790!