Friday, February 24, 2017

Going The Distance With Banner's Q4X Laser Distance Measurement Sensor

Banner's Versatile Q4X Series Adds Long-Range Models

Banner Engineering's Q4X, a rugged laser distance sensor, offers superior performance and is able to detect sub-millimeter changes in distance. Compared to the leading competitors' 500 mm range, the Banner Q4X now has a 22% longer range of up to 600 mm and is capable of 2 to 4 times higher precision across the sensing range. This sensor is up to three times more precise and has double the maximum sensing range than previously available. 

The Q4X discrete and analog sensors come standard with new problem-solving firmware. Dual mode, dual intensity distance window, is an innovative new teach mode that allows the Q4X to solve new applications. Transparent objects can be reliably detected without the need for a retro-reflector. The sensor will be successful in error-proofing applications where you need to know an object is not only present but also the correct color of reflectivity.

Key Features:
  • Reliable sensing range of 25 mm to 600 mm for threaded barrel housings and 35 mm to 610 mm for flush mount housings
  • Able to detect height changes as small as 0.5 mm
  • Dual mode sensing measures distance and light intensity and can be used for reliable clear object detection, error proofing, and to verify presence or absence beyond the sensing range
  • Detects targets regardless of target surface reflectivity
  • Delay timers, remote input, and advanced measurement modes expand the range of applications solved with a single sensor
  • IO-Link enables remote configuration, sensor backup, easier preventative maintenance, and more

For questions, or more information, please call C&E at 800-228-2790. Thank you!

Friday, February 17, 2017

Assa Abloy Albany RapidProtect 2000: Machine Protection For Automated Processes

Assa Abloy's Albany RP2000 is a type tested machine protection door with an aluminum door blade for automated processes. Machine protection doors are an effective safety measure, providing optimal protection for personnel and machines without adversely affecting cycle times. They enable a rapid switch from complete isolation of a production stage to unimpeded access to the workpiece and machine in a matter of seconds, effectively protecting personnel from flying sparks, welding spatter, etc.

Advantages of RapidProtect 2000:

  • With a rigid, reinforced curtain made from aluminum slats, the RP2000 provides complete protection, even from deflection of the curtain
  • The slats are connected with side-mounted flat belts for contact-free winding, ensuring:
    • Very rapid speeds
    • Reduced operational noise
    • Very long maintenance intervals
    • Long service life
    • Scratch resistant surface
  • Individual slats can easily be replaced as required 
  • High reliability even after years of high numbers of cycles
  • Versions conforming to various factory standards are possible
  • Rapid opening and closing ensures short cycle times

CLICK HERE to view the full Assa Abloy RapidProtect 2000 Brochure! 

For questions, or more information, please contact C&E at 800-228-2790. Thank you! 

Friday, February 10, 2017

The Future of Logistics Automation is Now!

Autonomous Robots Changing the Speed of Business

Automate in-house transportation giving you rapid return on investment, often with a payback period of less than one year. 

C&E will be hosting live demonstrations. See the benefits:
  • No conveyor bands; the robot “identifies” its surroundings -easily adapting to changes in its route if given a different task
  • MiR has a payload of 220 lbs or is able to tow 660 lbs
  • Eliminate dead time between process steps by continuously repeating assigned duty
  • MiR can be customized with tow hooks, robot arms and shelf lifts along with other modification options


Tuesday, February 28th
C&E sales, inc. - 677 Congress Park Dr. Dayton, OH 45459

Wednesday, March 1st
Quest Conference Center - 8405 Pulsar Place Columbus, OH 43241

Thursday, March 2nd
Hampton Inn - 9266 Schulze Dr. West Chester, OH 45069

For questions, or more information, please call C&E at 800-228-2790. Thank you!