Minneapolis, MN - August 4, 2015 - Banner Engineering introduces new heavy-duty Vantage Line fiber optics to complement its industry-recognized fiber amplifier product family. Featuring a flexible 304 stainless steel tube, the polyethylene jacketed plastic fiber is protected from crushing or abrasion in harsh industrial environments.
To accommodate diverse applications, the heavy-duty Vantage Line plastic fibers are available in eight different models, four with opposed sensing mode and four with diffuse sensing mode, in one- and two-meter options. All heavy-duty fibers are compatible with Banner’s existing plastic fiber amplifiers, including the DF-G family.
“Our new heavy-duty vantage line of plastic fibers offer enhanced durability and stable performance at a cost effective price,” said Dennis Smith, Senior Technical Marketing Manager, Banner Engineering. “With these heavy-duty models, our customers can use plastic fibers in rugged environments where they previously used more expensive glass fibers.”
Banner’s DF-G fiber amplifiers deliver stable sensing performance with fast response rates. With a thermally stable and high performance electronic design, DF-G fiber amplifiers feature dual display, digital readouts and an improved fiber clamp. DF-G fiber amplifiers also offer complete user control, providing manipulation of all operating parameters, including switch point threshold, light operate or dark operate, various output timing functions, electronic gain level and sensor response speed.
With a wide range of fiber amplifiers, Banner can effectively serve a diverse range of industries and applications, including small part or wire break detection on electronics assembly machines, pill and caplet counting and high-speed detection for registration mark or product leading edge detection.