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Announcing Release of Q5X Series High-Power, Midrange Laser Distance Sensors

Detects challenging targets with a range up to 2 meters

Published: Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 13:00

(Banner Engineering: Minneapolis) -- Banner Engineering, provider of technology for industrial automation, announces its Q5X Sensor for solving difficult distance-based applications, even at acute angles, from a range of 9.5 centimeters to 2 meters.

The high-power laser sensor reliably detects difficult targets, including extremely dark objects, black targets against a black background, black targets against a shiny metal background, clear and reflective objects, and multicolor packaging.

With an intuitive user interface, the Q5X sensor is simple to deploy quickly, saving time and costs. In addition, the dual teach mode enables the sensor to verify multiple conditions—such as part presence and orientation—with a single device, reducing inventory and maintenance costs.

The Q5X sensor is compact and flexible to meet a wide variety of mounting constraints thanks to industry-standard rectangular housing and 270° rotatable M12 QD. The durable sensor is also rated IP67 for reliable performance in wet environments.

The Q5X can be programmed via on-board user interface, remote teach, IO-Link, or optional remote sensor display (RSD). The RSD enables remote set up and monitoring, and it stores up to six configurations to facilitate product changeover and simplify device replacement. The RSD can remain in line for easy monitoring of sensors in difficult-to-reach locations, or it can be removed after configuration.

The Q5X series solves a wide variety of applications including part-in-place inspections; part motion complete; detection of black plastic, leather, and rubber parts; end-of-line pallet detection, shrink wrap detection; carton full/empty; box, tote, and pallet detection; detection of construction materials; and more.

For more information about the Q5X laser distance sensor, visit www.bannerengineering.com.

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Banner Engineering designs, manufactures, and distributes photo eyes, sensors, and associated products for industrial and process automation. Banner has more than 3,000 factory and field representatives around the world, as well as the largest force of application engineers in the industry that solve thousands of customers’ most challenging applications every year.