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High-Speed 2D Barcode Inspection

In the health and supplement industry, it is vital for products to have the correct labels since they list important information on dosage, warnings and ingredients. Ensuring the correct label is on the correct product helps avoid product waste and safety issues.

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Pharmaceutical & Medical

As regulations in the pharmaceutical and medical industry grow, compliance becomes a critical issue. Banner's line of photoelectric, vision, and wireless sensing solutions can help.

High-Speed 2D Barcode Inspection

In the health and supplement industry, it is vital for products to have the correct labels since they list important information on dosage, warnings and ingredients. Ensuring the correct label is on the correct product helps avoid product waste and safety issues.

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Cap Orientation Verification

As plastic or aluminum caps exit a vibratory feeder bowl onto a conveyor, they must be inspected for proper orientation before moving on to the filling and closure process. While most feeder bowls can mechanically control part orientation, it is critical to ensure caps are oriented properly to prevent any issues that might lead to loss of material. A reliable sensor that can withstand aggressive washdown and chemical procedures is needed in pharmaceutical and similar environments.

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High-Speed Tablet Counting With DF-G2

In pharmaceutical packaging, products such as tablets, capsules and gel caps need to be accurately counted to achieve the proper number of tablets in each bottle. Pharmaceutical and medical industries use a dispensing mechanism to ensure the tablets separate from one another and don’t fall into the bottle side-by-side or simultaneously. All of this is done at a very fast speed, creating the need high-speed, small-object counting sensor that can ensure tablets are accurately dispensed.

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Blister Pack Inspection by Color

To verify that all blisters in a pack have been filled with the correct, undamaged tablets and that the blisters contain no debris

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Position Verification for Vial Filling

Liquid injectable or lyophilized (freeze dried) pharmaceutical products are usually packaged in aseptic environments. Typically, an automated liquid filling machine performs filling, stoppering and crimp capping of vials continuously at rates of 100 to 200 vials per minute depending on fill rate and vial size. Stoppers are either applied with full insertion for liquid injectable or partial insertion for lyophilized products onto the glass vials.

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Clear Bottle Detection

High-speed applications, such as clear bottle detection, requires reliable position detection. Typically clear bottles are challenging to detect because many sensors will see through the clear object, rather than detect it.

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Clear Material Loop Control

Before packages of bottled water or juice are packaged with the shrink wrapper, the material is monitored to ensure proper feed supply. The machine needs to maintain a certain amount of slack on the shrink wrap material before going through the oven, otherwise the material becomes too thin or wrinkled when packaged.

A reliable sensor that can detect clear materials is needed to measure the loop to ensure there is adequate material feed before going through the oven. The sensor needs to communicate to a controller in order to increase or decrease the speed of the machine pulling the material for overall tension control.

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I.V. Bag Liquid Detection

Detecting clear liquids—like saline solutions and liquid vaccines and mediations—inside clear IV bags, glass vials, and plastic syringes is a common sensing application in pharmaceutical packaging. The lack of contrast between the presence of a clear liquid and its absence makes detection challenging, especially when using a standard photoelectric sensor operating in the visible red wavelength from 620 to 685 nm. Light does not attenuate in water well in this range. A sensor that operates in the mid-infrared range is needed for accurate water-based liquid detection.

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Detecting Bottle Caps of Various Colors

Determining whether or not a bottle has a cap requires additional sensing controls when the production line runs products with various colored caps than when sensing like-colored caps. The sensing solution must be able to detect many colors at a specified distance, while ignoring the product inside the bottle.

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Box Insert Detection

In the pharmaceutical industry where medication is boxed, each unit must contain a product information insert.

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Date/Lot Code Inspection

Many food and beverage operations require a date/lot code to be present on the packaging. There needs to be a cost-effective way to verify that the code is present.

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Industrial Bar Code Verification on Clear Labels

Bar codes printed with clear ink are challenging to detect on labels since there is minimal contrast. It is vital that each label has a bar code to ensure the highest quality product and complete accuracy. Vision sensors are used to enhance contrast on clear labels for accurate detection in industrial bar code verification applications.

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Detecting the Positioning and Presence of Clear Labels

Tamper-evident bands made of ultraviolet (UV) luminescent material protect the integrity of many food and beverage products, such as drink bottles. Confirming the tamper-evident band’s presence and position is an important quality control function. While standard luminescent sensors will detect the presence or absence of a tamper-evident band, they are unable to evaluate the band’s positioning. A solution is needed that can detect the band’s presence and confirm it is properly positioned.

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Blister Pack Inspection

Because of tightened federal regulations that make the quality of pharmaceutical packaging increasingly critical, when tablets are inserted into a blister pack, manufacturers need to verify that all the blisters in a pack have been filled with unbroken tablets.

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Pharmaceutical Insert Verification

Pharmaceutical box inserts need to be verified and identified before sealing the package in order to ensure accurate documentation is delivered to the customer.

In order to quickly and efficiently perform this inspection, the data matrix code on the documentation is read and verified prior to the final packaging process.

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Detecting Registration Marks on Labels

During product packaging, labels are printed on a continuous web. The web must be precisely cut to ensure correct placement on containers. This is a high-speed process with frequent changeovers, and misplaced labels will result in costly delays and waste.

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Tube Positioning Using a Registration Mark

With highly automated processes in pharmaceutical industries, improper packaging can lead to disposal of thousands of products or down time. To avoid incorrect packaging or down time, a highly accurate sensor is needed to detect the position of a tube of cream or paste, in order to ensure tubes are oriented correctly before being sealed.

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Remote Tank Level Monitoring with DX70

Reliably transmit variable tank level data to central control system

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Liquid Level Monitoring

In applications where the liquid level must be monitored, a long range sensor is needed to ensure it can reach and sense the full depth of the tank for accurate monitoring. By sending a continuous signal that represents the current depth, the tank levels can be controlled with a pump in-pump out logic.

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iVu Integrated Vision Sensors

iVu Integrated Sensors offer easy configuration and convenient monitoring right on the sensor.

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PresencePLUS P4 Sealed OMNI

Sealed, IP68-rated vision sensor for high-speed inspections in washdown environments.

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PresencePLUS Pro Series

A two-piece full-function vision sensor for advanced inspections

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WORLD-BEAM Q12 Series

PW12-rated rugged ultra-miniature sensor with multiple modes for accurate sensing in confined spaces

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WORLD-BEAM Q20 Series

PW12-rated compact sensor in worldwide standard rectangular housing

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WORLD-BEAM QS18 Series

Universal housing design with 18 mm threaded lens; an ideal replacement for hundreds of other sensor styles

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WORLD-BEAM QS30 Series

Universal housing, with 30 mm threaded lens mount

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Q26 Series Clear Object Sensor

Sensor solution for clear object detection applications. The Q26 cannot be tricked by mirror-like surfaces and has precise leading edge detection.

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QM26 Washdown Sensor

For applications in your plant's toughest washdown environments—ideal for food and beverage industries.

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QMH26 Hygienic Sensor

For applications in your plant's toughest washdown environments—ideal for areas where food or materials that come into contact with surfaces may return back into the process.

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VSM Series

High performance, heavy-duty metal photoelectric sensor with well focused, narrow beam and smooth, stainless steel barrel ideal for hygienic applications that require routine cleaning.

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M12 Series—Visible Red LED

12 mm threaded metal barrel with visible red sensing beam

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SLM Series Slot Sensors

Rugged metal sensor detects objects that pass between the opposed-mode emitter and receiver.

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R58 Registration Mark Sensors

3-color registration mark sensor for detecting even subtle differences

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SC22-3E Safety Controller with Ethernet

Non-safety monitoring of the Safety Controller I/O via Ethernet network communications, including Modbus/TCP, Ethernet I/P and PCCC.

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EZ-SCREEN Low-Profile Safety Light Curtain Systems

The space-saving, compact profile of the EZ-SCREEN LP is ideal for smaller machines, yet robust enough to meet the demands of large power presses.

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SI-HG63 Hinge Style Switches

SI-HG63 Series Safety Interlock Switches Attached to a Load-Bearing Hinge

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30 mm Mount Emergency Stop Buttons

Patented 30 mm mounting base enables easy installation and hookup with no assembly, individual wiring or additional enclosure required.

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TL50 General Purpose Tower Light

Self-contained tower light indicators use long-lasting LED technology, are simple to install, and provide highly visible operator guidance and equipment indication.

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CL50 General Purpose Column Light

Large self-contained indicators use long-lasting LEDs to provide highly visible multi-color indication in a single segment.

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K50FL Multi-Function EZ-LIGHT

Flat pack mounting allows the DC-operated K50FL indicators with solid ON or flashing frequencies to be mounted on any flat surface

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VTB Verification Touch Buttons

Ultra-bright optical touch buttons for indicating bin-picking sequences

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EZ-LIGHT Touch K50

K50 Series touch buttons combine a large, bright indicator with solid-state, touch-activated switching capability, ideal for lean manufacturing and bin-picking operations. Second generation models have excellent immunity to false triggering and are drop-in replacements for existing K50 Touch models.

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SureCross DX80 Wireless Networks

SureCross DX80 wireless networks consist of a radio frequency network system built around a Gateway system controller, one or more remotely located Nodes and integrated I/O.

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