Sealed vision sensors built for harsh environments

NOVEMBER 3, 2009--Featuring a durable nickel-plated aluminum housing, the PresencePLUS P4 IP68-rated, sealed OMNI vision sensor withstands washdown conditions as well as dust and debris common in harsh-duty environments.

NOVEMBER 3, 2009--Featuring a durable nickel-plated aluminum housing, the PresencePLUS P4 IP68-rated, sealed OMNI vision sensor withstands washdown conditions as well as dust and debris common in harsh-duty environments, with the use of an integrated ringlight or lens cover. Incorporating a complete suite of location, inspection, analysis and geometric tools, the sensor can perform tasks such as label alignment inspection, color verification and matching, flaw detection, OCR/OCV, and other inspection duties. It exports inspections, images, and results using the Microsoft ActiveX platform
Banner Engineering
Minneapolis, MN, USA
www.bannerengineering.com

-- Posted by Carrie Meadows, Vision Systems Design, www.vision-systems.com

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Banner PresencePLUS P4 IP68-Rated, Sealed OMNI Vision Sensors Purpose-Built for Harsh Environments

PresencePLUS P4 Sealed OMNI Vision Sensor

Minneapolis, MN--Banner Engineering Corp. introduces the PresencePLUS P4 IP68-rated, sealed OMNI vision sensor. Featuring a compact, yet durable nickel-plated aluminum housing, the P4 Sealed OMNI vision sensor withstands demanding washdown conditions--as well as dust and debris common in harsh-duty environments--with the use of an integrated ring light or lens cover.

Boasting Banner's full suite of inspection tools, the P4 Sealed OMNI vision sensor performs reliable, repeatable quality inspections in challenging automotive, assembly, food handling, printing, pharmaceutical and packaging applications, including:
Label alignment inspection
Color verification and matching
Flaw detection
2D and 1D bar code reading
Optical Character Reading and Verification (OCR/OCV)
Packaging inspection
Assembly verification
Fill level detection
Adhesive bead inspection
Vial stopper inspection
Drilled hole inspection
Orientation inspection
Part or model identification
Error proofing

"Our IP68-rated vision sensors with their space-saving, rugged housing can be installed anywhere where shock and vibration might normally be a problem for general vision products," said Dan Holste, director for Banner vision sensors. "They are also ideal for aseptic and industrial cleanroom environments, as well as anywhere dust, water and contaminants might be a problem."

Holste added, "Pair the sensor with Banner's comprehensive suite of inspection tools, and you have an easy-to-apply vision inspection solution of extraordinary sophistication for significantly less than comparable systems."

The P4 Sealed OMNI vision sensor offers advanced features that make it particularly useful in a variety of complex applications:
Sealed, IP68-rated housing and connectors withstand dust, moisture and washdown
Durable nickel-plated aluminum housing in a compact form factor tolerates shock and vibration
Banner's complete suite of location, inspection, analysis and geometric tools; can be used simultaneously for inspecting multiple features and complex applications
Premium tools deliver enhanced inspection capabilities, including Bar Code Reading (BCR), OCR/OCV and Bead Inspection
Proven user interface common to all PresencePLUS sensors
Intuitive setup procedure and common graphical interface; supports nine languages
Ethernet, serial, flexible discrete I/O and real-time video output in the same full-featured sensor
Exports inspections, images and results using the Microsoft ActiveX platform

Learn more about the PresencePLUS P4 Sealed OMNI Vision Sensor on BannerEngineering.com.

About Banner. Banner Engineering is the world's leading manufacturer of vision sensors, photoelectric and ultrasonic sensors, wireless networks, electronic machine guarding systems fiber optic assemblies and precision measurement systems.

For further information, contact Banner Engineering Corp., 9714 Tenth Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55441. PH: 888.373.6767 (Toll-free North America), or 001.763.544.3164 (International). FAX: 763.544.3213. Email: sensors@bannerengineering.com. E-commerce: www.bannerengineering.com/buyonline; Web: www.bannerengineering.com.

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