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Lighted operators for pick-to-light and lean manufacturing operations

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article image The lighted operators can be changed with bare hands or work gloves.

Micromax Sensors & Automation has released the Banner Engineering Ez-Light K50 Touch, a lighted operator that allows users to easily change the light from green to red with the touch of a finger, hand or whole palm.    
                                                                                                                        
The lighted operators require no physical pressure to operate, preventing stress on hands and wrists from constantly pressing buttons to verify correct picks during pick and place operations. The lighted operators are available in 1-, 2- and 3-color models.

Workers are shown exactly where they need to touch in order to function properly, which is said to allow for streamlined operations.

Designed to withstand harsh conditions and moisture characteristic of challenging environments, the lighted operators feature a laser-marked surface and have a housing rated to IP69K.

The device is self-contained, so the need for an external controller is eliminated.

Solid-state technology is said to allow for a very long service life when compared to traditional mechanical solutions.  

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