Banner Engineering Introduces Precision Adjustable-Field Laser Sensors With Superior Error-Proofing Capabilities

  • December 05, 2003
  • Banner Engineering
  • News
Minneapolis, MN–November 26, 2003–Banner Engineering Corp. has announced their Q60 Series Laser Adjustable-Field Sensors. Available in both Class 1 or extended-range Class 2 laser formats, the Q60 Laser Series sensors feature a mechanically adjustable sensing cutoff point that allows them to reliably detect extremely small objects with relatively low reflectivity while ignoring background objects immediately behind the set cutoff point. The sensing cutoff point can easily be set from 200 mm to 1400 mm (8" to 55") for the Class 1 version and 200 mm to 2000 mm (8" to 80") for the Class 2 version. "With a tightly collimated sensing point and extended sensing range, the Q60 Laser Series sensors are ideal for error-proofing applications," said Joe Dolinsky, Technical Manager for Banner's photoelectric products. "The accuracy of the Q60 at small feature detection is well suited to verifying punched holes, performing parts detection or looking for unusual assembly positioning in automotive applications," Dolinsky added. Other applications for the Q60 Laser Series sensors include detection of irregularly shaped containers, over-height and positioning for the packaging market, parcel squareness, dimensioning and bar code reader triggering for the material handling market and glue positioning, veneer monitoring and edge guiding for the forest products industry. Another unique feature of the Q60 Laser Series sensors is availability in a universal voltage format of 12 to 250V dc or 24 to 250V ac operation in addition to the widely used standard 10 to 30V dc format. "Laser sensors have traditionally existed only in the 10 to 30V dc format which limits their overall application possibilities, Banner's Q60 Laser Series sensors universal voltage option allows highly accurate laser sensing to be an option for many new areas of machinery where only ac voltages are present." Dolinsky also said. Two multi-function push buttons allow operators to easily set a wide variety of output delay options, toggle between light and dark operate mode, or lock out the push buttons for security purposes. These functions can also be set using the sensor's remote configuration wire. Seven LEDs indicate configuration and operating status during RUN mode and a rotating pointer indicates the relative cutoff position within the sensor's overall range, keeping users constantly aware of sensor performance. The sensors are constructed with a durable ABS/polycarbonate blend molded housing and an acrylic lens. They operate in temperatures from -10° C to +50° C (+14° F to +121° F) for dc models and -10° C to +45° C (+14° F to +113° F) for ac models as well as meet IP67 and NEMA 6 environmental ratings. Q60 Laser Series sensors are available with an assortment of attached cable or quick-disconnect connector options. Pricing for the Q60 Series Laser Adjustable-Field sensors begins at $264.00. Banner Engineering is the world's leading manufacturer of photoelectric and ultrasonic sensors, fiber optic assemblies, electronic machine guarding systems, and precision measurement systems. For further information, contact: Banner Engineering Corp.9714 Tenth Avenue NorthMinneapolis, MN 55441. PH: 888-373-6767 (Toll-free North America), or 001-763-544-3164 (International). FAX: 763-544-3213. email:

Did you enjoy this great article?

Check out our free e-newsletters to read more great articles..