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Micromax introduces Banner Engineering PVL retroreflective light array for lean manufacturing

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Micromax  introduces the Parts Verification Array (PVL) from Banner Engineering.

Designed using retroreflective technology, the PVL light array provides quality visibility, quick response time and wide, reliable coverage to help streamline pick-to-light and conveying processes for factory and warehouse applications.

The PVL light array features opto-mechanical alignment with bright red emitter beams spaced 70mm apart for easy set-up and installation. Available in two lengths of 225mm and 500mm, the PVL light array ensures effective light-guided assembly in diverse applications, and can be mounted vertically or horizontally to racking systems.

Upon applying the supplied retroreflective tape to an adjacent PVL or accessory bracket, the PVL’s emitted light beams are directed to the tape strip with a highly visible indicator arrow lighting up to notify users of the right bin. As the operator reaches into the bin, the light beam is interrupted, triggering an output to the control system indicating the correct parts have been selected. Picking from the incorrect bin causes the arrow to turn red, with the output signalling a mis-pick error.

Key features of the PVL light array:

  • Rugged, all metal compact housing requires no assembly
  • Large mounting holes on housing to secure directly to a slotted racking system
  • Slotted housing design allows cable to exit on either end
  • Diverse, steel mounting brackets available for tubular or flat racking systems
Chuck Dolacek, Director of Product Development for Lighting and Indicators explains that the fast two-millisecond response time and wide coverage area make the PVL an ideal solution for applications beyond pick-to-light. He adds that detecting medium to large sized objects moving at high rates of speed such as on conveyors are cost-effective uses for the PVL.

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