Banner Engineering and Red Lion Controls--Vision Sensor & HMI Interface Allows Rapid Vision Inspection Changeover For Multiple Production Runs | Automation.com

Banner Engineering and Red Lion Controls--Vision Sensor & HMI Interface Allows Rapid Vision Inspection Changeover For Multiple Production Runs

Banner Engineering and Red Lion Controls--Vision Sensor & HMI Interface Allows Rapid Vision Inspection Changeover For Multiple Production Runs
Minneapolis, MN—October 18, 2001—Banner Engineering Corp., Minneapolis, MN and Red Lion Controls, York, PA have introduced a vision inspection system that allows users to instantly change inspection parameters when processing multiple products requiring frequent changeover. The system consists of the Banner PresencePLUS2™ vision sensor, Red Lion CL01 Operator Interface Terminal and Red Lion Edict-97 software.

Banner’s easy-to-use, affordable PresencePLUS2 vision sensor now more conveniently runs on lines that frequently change the parts or packages they are manufacturing or inspecting. Red Lion has teamed with Banner, empowering factories with an interface terminal that will store inspection parameters and instantly upload the desired inspection to the PresencePLUS2 sensor. More specifically, Red Lion has written a PresencePLUS2 driver for its Edict-97 software. This driver allows the PresencePLUS2 sensor and the PresencePLUS2 Windows software to interface directly to Red Lion HMIs—including the CL01.

This new system is an excellent solution for a variety of industries including packaging, food and beverage, electronics, pharmaceutical, automotive, parts manufacturing and final assembly—all types of automated assembly and inspection. For example, brand-labeled vitamin manufacturers package the same product in different styles and colors of bottles and labels. The PresencePLUS2 sensor verifies that a date code/lot code is printed on the vitamin package. When the line changes to a different style bottle, a different set of inspection parameters is immediately loaded to correctly verify the date code/lot code presence.


The new system operates by using the PresencePLUS2 sensor and software. The user sets up the inspections to be run and saves the inspection parameters on their Windows PC. Then the user transfers the saved inspections (.inp files) from the Windows PC to the Red Lion CL01 operator interface terminal with a serial cable. The Red Lion CL01 is then ready to download the stored inspection files to the PresencePLUS2 via an RS232 serial port and cable. Inspection changes can be done manually using the CL01’s friendly “hot-keys” or user defined button sequences. Automatic inspection changes can also be programmed into a PLC or other interface solution for multiple product inspections.

The total solution costs less than $2,000. The PresencePLUS2 sensor is $1,173 including its free software; a full kit including the sensor, light, lens, bracket and quick-disconnect cable is $1,595. The Red-Lion CL01 operator interface terminal is $299.

The new system is available from Banner and Red Lion’s global network of representatives and dealers. For additional information, contact Banner at www.bannerengineering.com888-3SENSOR, or Red Lion at www.redlion-controls.com717-767-6511.


Electronic press release and image files available at:
www.nextcom.com/pressreleases/ba/1212



















Back to top
Posted in:
Industry

MORE INDUSTRY NEWS

VIEW ALL

RELATED