Friday, December 20, 2013

Banner's New Laser Barcode Scanner

The TCNM series of laser barcode scanners was introduced to complement the iVu BCR and PresencePLUS BCR sensors.
Able to decode over a dozen of the most commonly used linear barcode symbols, a TCNM sensor can provide faster read rates, better depth of field, and better resolution for your application needs. The sensors in the TCNM series can output the data read over RS-232 or RS-485. The laser barcode scanners feature a SMART TEACH push button for programming, as well as the GeniusPlus configuration PC software.


  • IP65 rugged industrial housing
  • Supply voltage: 10 to 30 V dc
  • Class 2 Laser
  • 500-1000 scans/second
  • Read codes: Interlealeaved 2 of 5, Code 39, Code 93, Code 128 / GS1-128 / ISBT 128, EAN-13 (UPC-A), EAN-8, UPC-E, Codabar, Pharmacode, GS1 DataBar,Omnidirectional /Limited / Expanded, Plessey

Friday, December 13, 2013

EZ_LIGHT K30 Touch Provides Compact, Single-Point Operation for Machine Activation and Pick-to-Light Applications

Banner Engineering introduces the EZ-LIGHT® K30 Touch, a smaller version of the company’s industry-recognized K50 Touch. Featuring a compact, rugged design, this single-point device is designed for efficient machine activation and pick-to-light operations.

The K30 Touch button provides simple, precise performance, easily changing from green to red with the touch of a finger, hand or whole palm—with bare hands or work gloves—for bright, clear indication. Featuring an ergonomic design, the

K30 Touch requires no physical pressure to operate, preventing stress on hands and wrists from constantly pressing buttons to actuate machines or verify correct picks.

Designed for flexible use, the K30 Touch is available in 1- or 2-color models and offers either latching or momentary outputs. The sealed, durable K30 Touch features a housing rated to IP69K, allowing it to easily withstand harsh conditions and moisture in challenging environments. Its 22-mm threaded base fits most control panels, making it a drop-in replacement for standard pilot lights and push buttons.

Banner has provided us with a Holiday video we think you will enjoy....MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

DF-G1 Expert Fiber Optic Sensor - NOW with IO-Link

Simple set-up and configuration, and stable performance guided the development of the DF-G1
An updated mechanical design, with an improved fiber clamp and a sleek look-and-feel, makes the DF-G1 a compelling upgrade to your existing fiber optic solutions. This dual display fiber amplifier expands the range of applications you can tackle with plastic and glass fiber optic assemblies.

With IO-Link, the machine builder can achieve point-to-point communication over the last meter of cable when the amplifier is connected to IO-Link to Bus Network adapter.
  • Sensor parameters can be changed, save to and uploaded from a PC using a USB to IO-Link converter and standard DTM (Device Type Manager) files and a FDT (Field Device Tool) container software such as PACTware. This enables storing and documentation of the sensor parameter lists for auditing or replacement of sensors.
  • The second output (white wire / Pin 2) continues to operate at full response speed when communication is occurring over the IO-Link output (black wire / Pin 4) allowing both a high speed response time output and sensor performance logging to occur in simultaneously.

Full Product Demonstration