Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Banner EZ-Light TL70 Modular Tower Light

Single Multi-Color Segment & Louder Audible Segment

A multi-color module supporting up to three standard colors in a single segment is now available for Banner's TL70 Tower Light. This module has the same brightness and form factor as a single color segment and can be used to replace a three segment tower light. A TL70 can accommodate one multi-color module per light. A single color segment or audible module may also be used with a multi-color module used in the bottom position. 

Also available for the TL70 Tower Light is a loud 101 dB audible module. This module is twice as loud as the standard audible module and can be easily heard in environments where high ambient noise competes with critical alerts and alarms.Volume can be controlled via dipswitches on the module. 

Other benefits:
  • Modular or pre-assembled versions available
  • Bright illuminated modules provide easy-to-see operator guidance and indication of equipment status
  • Rugged, water-resistant IP65 housing with UV stabilized material
  • Segments appear gray when off to eliminate false indication from ambient light
  • Choice of 5 different LED segment colors

For more information, please contact custservice@cesales.com. Thank you. 

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Smart Vision Lights Debuts DDL Dome Lights

Smart Vision Lights recently introduced its DDL Dome Light Series. These lights are designed to read code, eliminate reflections and shadows, while providing uniformity and repeatable illumination for challenging vision inspections. The DDL Dome Lights feature the new Multi-Drive integrated lighting controller. This technology allows the user to run the array in constant ON operation or pulse/strobe the light at a much higher intensity level without any other devices. The built-in Multi-Drive protects the LEDs from premature degradation and failure caused by excessive heat. The Multi-Drive regulates the current delivered to the LEDs and limits the duty cycle of the light. These lights are available in 100 mm, 150 mm, and 250 mm dome diameters.

Light Output Cutaway

The dome shape gives this product a particular advantage in uniformity when illuminating and reading OCR codes on reflective or round surfaces. 

Wavelength Colors

The LED Dome Light Series are available in the following wavelength colors. Additional wavelengths available upon request.

For more product information CLICK HERE. For a quote, please contact custservice@cesales.com or call 800-228-2790 and ask for customer service. Thank you. 

Friday, December 11, 2015

Siemens SIMATIC S7-1500 Starter Kit: PLC & HMI

Siemens SIMATIC S7-1500 Starter Kit Is An Economical Way To Introduce The Power And Efficiency Of Siemens PLC's And HMI's

The new SIMATIC S7-1500 controller combines enhanced performance and usability to set new standards in productivity. It is seamlessly integrated with TIA Portal (Totally Integrated Automation) that provides intuitive navigation, workflow, and maximum engineering efficiency for reduced project costs.

S7-1500 PLC And 7" Comfort Panel HMI for $2890.00. Use part# SIEMENS/S7-1500-STARTER-KIT. Price as of 12/15/2015 is subject to change. 

CLICK HERE to visit the Siemens SIMATIC web page.

S7-1500 PLC Features:

  • Built-in display for settings, alarms, diagnostics, company logo, and more
  • Setup network/IP directly
  • Built-in 2 port switch
  • I/O modules for every application, high feature, diagnostics, specialty
  • Advanced program functions, technology objects, security objects, web interface
  • 60ns bit performance down to 1ns in S7-1518 processor

Siemens S7-1500 Kit Parts

Comfort Panel HMI Features
  • High-res widescreen display 4" to 22", 16 million colors
  • 4,000 tags, 2MB recipes
  • Archiving over SD, USB, net, 50 archives, 2,000 tags, .txt, .csv, .rdb formats limited only to available space
  • Scripting, OPC UA, f(X) trend, auto backup, USB transfer
  • Media player, Office viewer, PDF viewer, Sm@rtServer, Web Browser
  • Built-in 2 port switch
  • Aluminum frame

For more information, please visit the Siemens SIMATIC web page (CLICK HERE), or please contact custservice@cesales.com. Thank you.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Microscan's MicroHAWK Barcode Reader

Incredibly Powerful, Record-Breaking Barcode Reading!

MicroHAWK barcode readers pack incredible decoding power inside a micro form factor. Despite unpredictable print issues, scratches, or obstructions, Microscan's advanced X-Mode decoding algorithms render damaged symbols readable. MicroHAWK also utilizes the latest in processing technology to ensure that codes can be read at incredible speeds, so you can break records for operational efficiency and break away from the competition.

  • Choose from 3 decoder options for omnidirectional 1D, dual 1D/2D, or advanced X-Mode
  • Read at the speed you need (from 10 to 60 frames per second for high-speed lines)
  • Read printed, marked, damaged, and a mix of 1D and 2D codes on a single part

For more information, or for a quote, contact custservice@cesales.com. Thank you!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Narrow-Beam Radar Sensors For Detecting Moving & Stationary Targets

Banner has released a new Q240 radar-based sensor with a very narrow beam pattern. Its pattern makes it an extremely robust solution for applications where users need to monitor a specific area without detecting adjacent objects. It will function reliably in outdoor deployments, despite regular exposure to rain, wind, fog or sunlight, especially with its custom snap-on all-weather shield.

Additional Features:
  • Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave radar detects moving and stationary objects
  • Two independent adjustable sensing zones (far and near proximity warning signal)
  • Detect objects up to 40 meters away
  • Robust to extreme weather conditions
  • Resilience to high shock and vibration conditions
  • Easy setup and configuration of range, sensitivity, and output with simple DIP switches
  • Rugged IP67 housing withstands harsh environments

Datasheet available: Click Here

For more information, or for a quote, contact custservice@cesales.com. Thank you!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Fortress Introduces Its New Coded Non-Contact Switch

Fortress Interlocks has introduced a new coded non-contact, safety, proximity switch in a robust package. Due to their design, they are extremely long-lasting devices that require minimal maintenance. In addition, they are resistant to shock and vibrations and offer a high level of prevention against tampering. 

What sets Fortress's NCS apart from others?
  • It can cope with a high level of misalignment
  • Stainless steel IP69K housing, ideal for food, beverage, and pharmaceutical environments
  • Ple Cat 4/SIL3 safety rating
  • Can be used as a coded interlock in accordance with EN14119
  • Based on solid state Hall Effect sensors that do not suffer from vibration and contact bounce
  • Integrated electronics that monitors for fault and ensures the safety relay does enter a fault state irrelevant of the approach direction

 Operation point in Y direction

Operation point in Z direction

Monday, November 16, 2015

The EZ-Screen LS From Banner: A Simple, Rugged Safety Light Screen With Enhanced Features

EZ-Screen LS For Machine Safeguarding And Challenging Environments

Banner's EZ-Screen LS is an easy-to-use safety light screen system for machine safeguarding and is built to withstand challenging environments common to both manufacturing and packaging. Simple to use, but not lean on benefits, the EZ-Screen LS provides enhanced features that include intuitive bi-color alignment indicators, automatic cascade configuration, end-to-end sensing design for "no bind zone" installations, robust IP65/IP67 housing with metal end caps, and more.

System Information:
  • Lengths available from 280 mm to 1820 mm in 70 mm increments
  • 14,23, and 40 mm resolution options
  • Trip output (automatic reset) operation
  • Standard and cascade models


  • Bi-color alignment indicators are along the length of the receiver for alignment and obstruction position
  • Status indicators and diagnostic display for efficient troubleshooting
  • Automatic cascade configuration
    • Up to four EZ-Screen LS pairs can be cascaded together and automatically configured at power-up without the use of DIP switches or programming devices
    • Short RD-to-RD connection cables between arrays and end-to-end sensing allows for same plane mounting without large cable loops or sensing field gaps between segments
  • Remote Fixed Blanking
    • Fixed blanking for ignoring stationary objects, such as press die beds and conveyors, can be remotely programmed with connection to a cascade receiver

A Rugged EZ-Screen For Challenging Environments:

  • Robust IP65/IP67 aluminum housing
    • Thick, extruded aluminum housing with die-cast zinc end caps
  • Recessed window
    • Window is recessed 5 mm for protection against physical impact from stock removal and incidental contact

For questions or more information, please contact custservice@cesales.com. Thank you!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

When The Going Gets Tough … There Is Nothing Tougher Than The Larco Industrial Safety Mat!

Larco: The Lowdown

The Larco heavy-duty steel electrode assembly is bonded to the mat's durable outer shell, ensuring superior protection against fluid infiltration, even if the mat's outer vinyl surface is cut or damaged. The Larco Industrial Safety Mat provides excellent impact resilience with the ability to withstand heavy loads up to 3000 PSI, yet remain highly sensitive with an activation threshold requiring only 5-10 lbs. impact. All this combined with a 4-year warranty makes the Larco Industrial Safety Mat the go-to solution in tough environmental conditions. 

Safety Mats:
How tough are Larco Safety Mats? You can drive a forklift over them without damaging the inside components. How sensitive are they? Just 5-10 pounds of normal foot pressure activates the sensor. Custom logo options are available with a full spectrum of colors, shapes, and sizes. 

Control Units:
Larco Control Units allow multiple mats to operate together, making it easy to enable or disable industrial processes. The Larco mat controls maximum productivity by giving operators and service personnel access to operational and diagnostic status of safety mat deployment.
  • Maximize productivity with control
  • Quickly enable and disable industrial processes
  • Visual feedback on mat status

Edge Guards:
Large Edge Guards ensure operator safety when an industrial process or automatic door closure could injure a person or impact an object. When the guard is pressed, the process is reversed. Larco Edge Guards can be ordered in custom lengths from 6 inches to 100 feet. 

For more information, please contact custservice@cesales.com. Thank you.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Smart Vision Lights Introduces Line of Machine Vision Filters

Smart Vision Lights Introduces A New Line of Bandpass, Colorpass, and Polarizer Filters

Smart Vision Lights has now introduced a new line of bandpass, colorpass, and polarizer filters designed to be matched with LED lights. Among the products in the new filter line are bandpass filters for blue, cyan, green, amber, red, and deep red LEDs; colorpass filters in the red and deep red; an infrared bandpass filters used to mazimize contrast under IR lighting; and a linear polarizer used to eliminate glare. The latter product comes with rotating locking screw to maximize versatility.

Smart Vision Lights is also offering a step down adapter from 27mm to 25.5mm and step up adapter from 27mm to 30.5mm. 

Monday, October 26, 2015

Banner WLS27 LED Strip Lights For Harsh Environments

Banner's WLS27 LED Strip Light solves tough lighting problems in harsh environments. The sturdy internal aluminum structure, encased in shatterproof, UV-stabilized, polycarbonate shells makes the WLS27 rugged light fixture able to withstand exposure to high-pressure, high-temperature water, solvents, cutting oils, and a broad range of chemicals. Due to its compact, low-profile design and a cylindrical shape, it is ideal for deployments where laminar airflow is a requirement. The WLS27 Strip Light is available in a range of lengths and color illumination options, including single and dual color options, as well as dimmable models. The dual-color models include two colors in one light strip and contain twice the number of LEDs to keep the same intensity as single-color models.

Benefits of using a WLS27 LED Strip Light:
  • Bright, uniform light in a package that is designed for a variety of tough environments
  • High pressure water, hot water, solvents, cutting oils, and a variety of chemical compatibilities
  • Easy installation with a variety of mounting and cabling options
  • Energy effiicient
  • No special recycling requirements
  • Polycarbonate can be used without special guarding in food areas
WLS27 Model Key:

For help with ordering or quoting, email custservice@cesales.com! 

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Compact RFID Read/Write Head For Restricted Mounting

Turck has now released the TB-Q08, currently the smallest ISO15693 compliant RFID read/write head on the market with protection to IP67. The housing is able to integrate the antenna, electronics, and two LEDs visible from all directions, despite its compact dimensions of 32 x 20 x 80 mm. The LEDs indicate a functioning power supply as well as active read/write operations to the user.

The TB-Q08 has a compact rectangular design and 15cm long connection cable with an M12 connector, making it particularly suitable for use in restricted mounting conditions, such as small assembly and transport lines.

The TB-Q08 can fully play to its strengths in the identification of metal objects, when combined with Turck's new R10 and R12 tags. The new 10 and 12 mm diameter tags can be mounted directly in metal and are equipped with a chip, which supports password functions. In conjunction with Turck's BL ident RFID system, the user can implement simple brand protection, access protection and access rights management.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Banner Introduces Their Next Generation Barrel-Style Sensors

New! M18-3 Series Nickel Plated Brass Barrel-Mounted Sensors

The new M18-3 series nickel plated brass barrel-mounted sensors were introduced by Banner in September, 2015. The modular design of the optics and electronics will enable rapid development of new housings to meet specific industry requirements. These sensors have many benefits, including:
  • Nickel plated brass housing that is well protected against industrial fluids and mechanical damage
  • Greatly increased sensing range in all modes
  • Powerful and bright visible red emitter beam for easy alignment and set-up
  • Highly visible output and dual-function power and stability indicators
  • Wide operating temperature range
Model Options:

For further assistance or more information, contact us at custservice@cesales.com! 

Monday, September 21, 2015

Siemens New S7-1200FC Safety Controller

One Controller For Standard And Safety Automation!

  • Compact
  • Modular
  • Fail-safe
  • Cost-effective
Siemens started with Safety PLCs back in the 1980's with the S5 family, proving their experience with safety and innovation. They have now moved their knowledge into the TIA Portal platform with the 1500F and 1200F safety. The 1200F has all the features and benefits of the standard 1200 controllers with the addition of digital safety I/O and CPU. 

The new fail-safe CPU 1214 FC and CPU 1215 FC will expand the product portfolio of compact and modular SIMATIC S7-1200 controllers with fail-safe modules. The market segment of compact controllers is now served for the first time with a controller for standard and fail-safe applications. 

Top Key Benefits with S7-1200F:
  • Compact, powerful, cost-effective modular system with a scaleable CPU range & expandable I/O
  • Investment protection through compatibility
    • Simply an addition of fail-safe modules to the PLC
    • Simple porting of existing application programs between S7-1200<> S7-1500
  • Savings in design time
  • Reduced downtimes. faster documentation, faster throughput
  • Integrated Diagnostics & Automation Software
  • Maximum protection against manipulation

  • Stand-alone simple machine control
  • Material handling and packaging
  • Vertical form, fill, and seal

Click Here to register for the Siemens S7-1200 Fail-Safe CPU Webinar!

Friday, September 11, 2015

Banner EZ-Light K90 FDL Series Daylight Visible Indicators

Banner has released a K90 series of indicators that are now Daylight Visible. More visibility in areas with high levels of ambient light or direct sunlight is possible with these large lights. These lights are suitable for both indoor and outdoor applications.

Key differences between the K90FDL and K90TFDL:
The K90FDL models are available in 1-to 5-color models and only one color can be activated at a time. All models include a flashing input wire that will trigger any active color to flash at a rate of 1.6Hz. The K90TFDL models are meant for use when there is a possibility of more than one color being activated at a time. When more than one color is activated, the indicators will alternate between all active colors at a rate of 1 Hz. Models are available with two to five colors in one device.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Compact FEN20 Industrial Ethernet I/O Modules With Built-In Web Server From Turck

The new compact Ethernet multi-protocol I/O modules from Turck make standard switching signals quickly and effectively bus-capable. The FEN20 devices with digital inputs and outputs are immediately ready for use in Profinet, Modbus TCP, or Ethernet/IP systems, thanks to their multi-protocol plug-and-play functionality. The FEN20 detects the protocol used by listening to the communication traffic during the startup phase.

The FEN20 devices are available in two different designs. The small 4DIP-4DXP fits in small control boxes, control panels, or other existing housings. They can also be retrofitted to make push buttons and LED indicators quickly Ethernet ready. The large 16DXP is designed for the same type of application and provides up to 16 I/Os. It can be operated both as an input or output as a DXP variant. The module also provides the division of the I/O-signals into three independent potential groups which are isolated from each other and can be centrally controlled.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Banner Releases New Short Range Q3X Models With Background Suppression

Banner Introduces New 150 and 200 mm Q3X Models With Background Suppression

The new 150 and 200 mm Q3X models solve challenging part-detection applications with small contrast differences. Q3X sensors are easy to set up and their metal housing withstand harsh environments. These sensors can also be programmed for low contrast detection within the teachable sensing range while ignoring objects in the background. Due to its rugged metal housing, three-digit display for easy to read feedback, and versatility in solving challenging part-detection applications, the Q3X expands the types of applications Banner can solve. 

  • Solves challenging part-detection applications with small contrast differences
  • High-speed part detection as fast as 2,000 events per second
  • Angled three-digit display is easily viewed from multiple vantage points
  • Display provides clear user feedback for easy setup, and bright output indicator provides high visibility of sensor operation
  • Rated to IP67, IP68, and IP69K
  • Robust immunity to fluorescent light interference
  • Rugged, nickel-plated zinc, laser-marked housing suitable for use even in environments where cutting fluids and oils might be present

For a quote call 1-800-228-2790 or email custservice@cesales.com

Monday, August 17, 2015

Custom Lighting From Smart Vision Lights

Smart Vision Lights' Custom Light Adds Flexibility to Multi-Product Pharmaceutical Blister Packaging Lines

TL305, A Custom On-Off Axis LED light

Smart Vision Lights is featured in a recent Healthcare Packaging magazine article on custom lighting of blister packaging lines. Contract pharmaceutical packager PCI, which specializes in multiple package configurations on a variety of blister packaging lines, needed the right light architecture to optimize its machine vision inspection. Smart Vision Lights met the challenge by developing the TL305, a custom on-off axis LED light that provides extremely intense and diffused multidimensional light for highly reflective surfaces. For more information, please visit: http://smartvisionlights.com/blog/svls-custom-light-raises-the-bar-for-blister-packaging-inspection/

Smart Vision Lights' Projector Can Do Virtually Any 2D Pattern

OverDrive ODSXP30

Smart Vision Lights' LED projectors use patterns and optics to provide a focused structured light. Any custom pattern shape can be easily supplied, integrated, and projected. Larger sink housings on select models make them significantly brighter than other lights. The new OverDrive ODSXP30 is 3 times brighter than previous models. These lights are available in white, red, amber, blue, green, cyan, IR, and UV. Like the entire line of SVL lights, ODSXP30 includes an integrated constant current driver with built-in strobe input with option for PNP and NPN trigger control. For more information, visit http://smartvisionlights.com/products/structured-light

Friday, August 14, 2015

Banner L-Gage LE Sensor

A Low Cost, Reliable Solution Across a Variety of Targets

The LE provides a low cost, easy to use, reliable solution for measurements across a variety of targets including metal, wood, paper, and plastic.
  • Key features include:
    • LCD display
    • Linear Array
    • Laser Emitter
    • Input Modes
    • Analog & Discrete outputs
  • Key points to remember:
    • Performance
      • 100-1000 mm range
      • <1 mm resolution
      • <1-10 mm repeatability
      • Advanced features
    • Ease of use
      • LCD Display
    • Low price
LCD Display
  • Real time display for easy setup and troubleshooting
  • 8 characters x 2 lines provides easy to read feedback
  • 3 LEDs for quick reference of sensor status
  • Great contrast for easy reading
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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Sensors For The Stamp and Die, Metal Forming, and Welding Environments

Turck Announces The Addition of a Compact Stainless Steel Housed Sensor to Its Line of Q08 Sensors

Turck announces the addition of a compact stainless steel housed sensor to its line of Q08 sensors. The stainless steel Q08F provides customers with a robust sensor alternative where standard Q08 sensors would not be suitable, or where a more durable sensor could minimize downtime and alleviate trouble areas for customers.

The rectangular sensor offers compact housing, is made from 316 stainless steel, and offers an IP68/69K rating. The sensor provides a 7mm sensing range and can be flush mounted to offer a wide range of mounting and application possibilities. With these features, the stainless steel Q08F is an ideal solution for customers in the stamp and die, metal forming, welding, and automotive industries where durability and reliability are a must. 

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Heavy Duty Vantage Line Plastic Fibers

Compatible for use with all of Banner's existing plastic fiber amplifiers, including the DF-G family.

  • High-volume standard fibers for robust protection in industrial environments.
  • Crush and bend resistant stainless steel tube protects the plastic fiber featuring a heavy duty 304 stainless steel tubing 
  • One and two meter versions available
  • Competitively priced

Pricing (as of 07/23/15)

Build your Vantage Line Plastic Fiber Part Number

For a quote call 800-228-2790 or email custservice@cesales.com

Friday, June 26, 2015



The SIEMENS SIRIUS ACT offers a unique of elegantly designed push buttons, indicator lights and switches that are the perfect embodiment of style, intelligence, and physical toughness.

Push Buttons

  • IP69K is standard
  • Worldwide approvals including ATEX
  • Four design lines in metal and plastic
  • Individual labeling of button cap

Mushroom Push Buttons

  • 30 mm, 40 mm, and 60 mm versions
  • Diverse range of colors available (yellow, green, red, blue, etc.)
  • Illuminated/non-illuminated versions
  • High flexibility thanks to considerable variance

Sensor Switch

  • Captive proximity switch
  • Pressureless operation, no strain on the hand
  • Few possibilities for ingress of contaminants thanks to a sealed system
  • Solution for two-handed operation consoles

Emergency Stop Mushroom Push Buttons

  • Safety connection via AS-i and Proisafe
  • Metal and plastic versions
  • Illuminated versions available
  • High flexibility thanks to considerable variance

Selector Switch

  • IP69K is standard
  • Different colors available
  • Always with integrated illumination option
  • Easy recognition of the switch position even from a distance

Coordinate Switch

  • Solutions for direction coordination
  • High flexibility thanks to three position versions
  • Easy and intuitive operation

Toggle Switch

  • Ease of operation for simple applications
  • Easy recognition of the switch position


  • Easy setting of an analog value
  • High flexibility thanks to different resistance values
  • Easy installation thanks to integrated resistor

Key-Operated Switch

  • RONIS, CES, BKS, etc. cylinder locks
  • Here also, IP69K is our standard
  • High flexibility thanks to a large number of lock systems

Indicator Lights

Single LED

  • Wide voltage range versions from 6-230 V
  • Compact versions with integrated LED


  • Two colors van be selected for each signaling device (green/red)

Modern Design

Easy To Use

Extremely Rugged

Flexible Communication