Banner Engineering Announces Their M-GAGE® S18M Vehicle Detection Sensor

  • January 14, 2004
  • Banner Engineering
  • News
PATENTED FERROMAGNETIC SENSING TECHNOLOGY DELIVERS MOST RELIABLE VEHICLE DETECTIONMinneapolis, MN–January 9, 2004–Banner Engineering Corp. has announced their M-GAGE® S18M vehicle detection sensor. Utilizing Banner's patented use of magnetoresistive-based passive sensing technology, the M-GAGE S18M reliably detects 3-dimensional changes in the Earth's natural magnetic field when the presence of a large metal (ferromagnetic) object such as a car, truck or railcar is introduced Ñcausing the sensor's outputs to switch. Unlike existing inductive loop technologies, this unique sensor features a completely self-contained design, functioning as the receiver and using the Earth's own magnetic field as its signal source. Sophisticated on-board technologies allow the M-GAGE S18M sensor to automatically "learn" its own environment, determining ambient background characteristics and storing them in the sensor's on-board non-volatile memory. "Banner's new M-GAGE sensor has reinvented vehicle detection sensing with an easy-to-install solution that delivers greater accuracy, repeatability and durability," said Scott Springer, Banner's Manager for Strategic Market Development. "The M-GAGE is ideal for vehicle sensing applications such as detection of a vehicle at a car wash entry/exit or at a fast food drive up kiosk, a tractor trailer at a loading dock or a forklift passing through an automatic overhead door," Springer added. "Unlike traditional inductive loop sensing technologies, the M-GAGE has no external controller, installs easily above or below grade and offers long-term trouble free sensing," Springer also said. With its completely self-contained design, the M-GAGE S18M makes sensor replacement if necessary quick and easy-with no disruption of traffic or damaging cuts to the roadway. Simple push-button programming makes setting up the M-GAGE S18M easy. Program commands can be entered through a push button directly on the sensor or via a portable programming box when the sensor is mounted underground or is otherwise inaccessible. The sensor is constructed of a durable ABS/polycarbonate blend molded housing and operates in temperatures from -40° C to +70° C (-40° F to +158° F) and meets IP67 and NEMA 6P environmental ratings. Pricing for the M-GAGE S18M begins at $209.00. 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 55441PH: 888-373-6767 (Toll-free North America) or 001-763-544-3164 (International)FAX: 763-544-3213 email: e-commerce:

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