Micromax Sensors & Automation introduces Banner Engineering's new DF-G1 Expert dual display fibre amplifiers suitable for use in a diverse range of industries and applications.
Micromax has been providing high technology electronic products and automation solutions to Australian industry for more than 45 years.
Designed to deliver stable sensing performance with easy set-up and configuration, Banner’s DF-G1 series fibre amplifiers feature a thermally stable and high performance electronic design with a dual display, two bright, digital readouts and an improved fibre clamp.
This innovative configuration allows Banner to effectively serve multiple industries and applications suitable for plastic and glass assemblies, including small part or wire break detection on electronics assembly machines, pill and caplet counting as well as high-speed detection for registration mark or product leading edge detection.
According to Dennis Smith, Technical Marketing Manager at Banner Engineering, the DF-G1 brings all of Banner's application knowledge and advanced sensing algorithms to the customer with the benefit of a dual digital display for ease-of-use and application monitoring.
The dual displays and the rocker button provide an intuitive user interface that simplifies sensor set-up and delivers the current light level and threshold values at a glance. Thanks to their extensive experience developing custom fibre assemblies, Banner can support OEM machine builders around the world with custom fibre solutions and custom amplifier configurations.
Key features of DF-G1 dual display fibre amplifiers:
- Intuitive interface maximises user control
- Allows full manual manipulation of all operating parameters including switch point threshold, Light/ Dark Operate, output timing functions, electronic gain level and sensor response speed
- Users can also implement one of six Expert TEACH and SET methods to ensure optimal gain and threshold selection for each application, particularly in low contrast environments
- Powered by a high-performance 32-bit microprocessor with a 12-bit analogue-to-digital converter
- Provides versatile response speeds of 200 µs to meet high-speed requirements and 500 µs for standard speed
- Capable of long range (2 ms) and extra-long range (5 ms) detection
- Allows operators to optimise the sensing range for long-distance applications, such as part in place verification
- Thermally stable electronics minimise warm-up drift and enable multiple amplifiers to be mounted side-by-side, with no reduction in the ambient temperature limit
- Thermal stability saves costs by reducing machine start-up time and eliminating production delays due to ambient temperature changes
- Intricate cross-talk avoidance algorithm allows two fibre optic assemblies to be mounted in close proximity, sensing different features of the same target
- Robust SteelSkin high-flex plastic and glass fibre optic assemblies for mechanically challenging or high-temperature installations
- Sleek 10mm wide housing mounts to 35mm DIN rail, maximising the number of sensing points available in the cabinet
- Highly-visible, red LED sensing beam makes alignment effortless
- Lever action fibre clamp provides stable, reliable and trouble-free fibre clamping
- Bright dual displays are easy to read, with an ECO display mode available to reduce amplifier power consumption by 25%