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K50 Pro Touch Series from Banner Engineering

The K50 Pro Touch Buttons from Banner Engineering combine proven touch technology and ruggedness with the added versatility of RGB LEDs.   These pro touch buttons are made with a rugged IP69K designs making them reliable in a variety of conditions, including harsh environments.  They operate in wet or dry environments and with gloved or bare hands.  As a general-purpose indicator in a 50 mm dome, the K50 Pro Touch Buttons are compatible with the Pro Editor software allowing for full flexibility of colors, touch, animations and output settings.  These capabilities increase production efficiency as each change in status or step in a process can be assigned its own unique color or animation.  This helps the users learn and interpret the signals quickly, resulting in fewer errors, thus saving time and money.  In October, Banner Engineering announced the availability of K50 Pro Touch Buttons with IO-Link communication.  These models offer full Pro capabilities managed dynamically by the master, including customization of colors, animations, and touch sensitivity.

Key features:
  • Excellent immunity to false triggering by water spray, detergents, oils and other foreign materials
  • Programmable using Banner’s Pro Editor software and Pro Converter Cable
  • Up to 14 default colors with flash input in one unit
  • Devices are completely self-contained – no controller needed
  • Rated IEC IP67 and DIN IP69K
  • 12 V dc to 30 V dc operation
  • Can be actuated with bare hands or gloves; adjustable sensitivity using Pro Editor software
  • Compact models available for lower profile applications
  • Models constructed from FDA-grade materials available
  • Configurable input/output with Pro Editor software
  • Device can be configured to remember touch state on power loss using Pro Editor software
Additional features with IO-Link:
  • IO-Link gives full access to color, flashing, rotating, and dimming settings as well as advanced animations such as dynamic sequence mode and LED control
  • Offers touch and output settings, including on and off delays, touch sensitivity, output function, and output state
Comparison of K50 Pro Touch vs. K50 Pro Touch with IO-Link
K50 Pro Touch
√  Pro Editor Compatible

√  Discrete Control

√  Full Control of Touch Logic

×  IO-Link Control

× Sequence Mode

× Individual LED Control

× Remote Configuration and Monitoring

√  Touch Sensitivity Control

× Increased Data Availability

√  Simple Device Replacement

K50 Pro Touch with IO-Link
× Pro Editor Compatible

× Discrete Control

√  Full Control of Touch Logic

√  IO-Link Control

√  Sequence Mode

√  Individual LED Control

√  Remote Configuration and Monitoring

√  Touch Sensitivity Control

√  Increased Data Availability

√  Simple Device Replacement

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For more information or to request a quote, contact sales@komautomation.com.  Use the below resources to learn more about the K50 Pro Touch Button Series with or without IO-Link.

Rugged, Water-Resistant, LED Strip Light for Division 2 Hazardous Locations

Are you looking for an LED strip light that offers a rugged, IEC IP66 and IP67 water-resistant design for harsh indoor or outdoor environments?  Banner Engineering has released the HLS27 LED Strip Light that is designed and certified specifically for use in Class 1 Division 2, Class II Division 2, and Class III Division 1 and 2 locations.  It’s rugged, water-resistant design makes it an excellent option for use cabinets, machines or shelters that are indoors, outdoors or in wet environments.  With it’s slim, robust design, and only two bracket options, installing these LED strip lights is easy.

Key Features & Benefits

  • Rugged, water-resistant IEC IP66, IEC IP67 design
  • For use in hazardous locations including indoors, outdoors and washdown environments
  • Slim, space-saving design opens mounting possibilities and limits obstruction
  • Single and dual-color models for advanced signaling, inspection and other applications
  • Single color models have the capability to dim lights
  • Pulse Width Modification (PWM) models have the capability to control intensity from 0% to 100%
  • Automatic temperature protection is built into the unit
  • Custom brackets make mounting easy
  • 8 different lengths from 145 mm to 1130 mm make it an option for a wide variety of applications

Download the Datasheet

Specific Application Uses

  • Direct status indication
  • Supplement illumination with indication
  • Provide colored illumination
  • Illumination or indication within cabinets, factory machines, or shelters
  • Illumination of skids, print machines, batter manufacturing areas, cement, grain or dusty material packaging, and other locations

Application Opportunities

Factory

  • Pharmaceutical
  • Powdered food
  • Printing
  • Bottling – alcohol
  • Textile
  • Paper and pulp
  • Paint and Coating
  • Battery production

Process

  • Oil and Gas
  • Chemical
  • Mining
  • Agriculture
  • Steel
  • Cabinets
  • Cement

Check out this application story that discusses using illumination for visual inspection on a printing press.

Order Now or Request a Quote

Request a quote for the new HLS27 LED Strip Light for hazardous locations by logging into the online customer portal and submitting a quote or order request, or by emailing us at sales@komautomation.com.

Programmable Audible Segment with Banner Engineering’s TL70 Modular Tower Lights

Modular Tower Lights Banner Engineering

Banner Engineering has introduced a new programmable audible segment for the TL70 Modular Tower Lights.  This audible segment is easy-to-program and allows you to create a custom audible alert or announcement to correspond with a change in status.  The audible alerts can vary depending upon your needs and be as simple as a short series of tones, or as complex as a multilingual set of instructions.  The only limitations applied to the audible alert are the length of the sound file.  For more information about Banner Engineering’s TL70 Modular Tower Lights, please visit www.bannerengineering.com.

Product Features

  • Easy to program using downloadable Audio GUI and standard mini USB connection
  • Users can upload a sound file using popular MP3 or WAV file formats, up to 130 seconds in length
  • Sound file plays on a continuous loop until another change in status occurs
  • Order as a preassembled tower light to save time or as a separate audible segment with light modules for a custom indication solution

minifast Control Power Wiring Solution Released by Turck

Turck’s customers were requesting an alternative connectivity solution that would work with the control power connection system utilized with Rockwell ArmorStart distributed motor starters, and Turck responded.  Turck’s Minifast control power offering provides an alternative solution for customers to have drop-in replacements that tap directly into the existing E-stop control wiring circuits.  It uses Turck’s existing Minifast components and provides a solution that integrates seamlessly into their existing Rockwell systems.

Specifications:

  • Modified 5-pin connector – uses 6-pin Minifast pinout and plugs pin #4 location
  • Prevents any chance of mis-wiring to other existing connectors in the system by ensuring it cannot mate with standard 5-pin or 6-pin Minifast connectors
  • NEMA 1,3,4,6P and IEC IP67 rated
  • Quicker delivery lead times than market is current offering
  • Fits well with other standard Turck products for this application including Ethernet, DeviceNet, A-Size and D-Size power

Request a Quote or Order Now

To request a quote or order now, contact your Sales Representative, email sales@komautomation.com, or call 877-266-8765.

View the TURCK press release for the minifast Control Power Wiring Solution.

New from TURCK! TBEN-S (Small) Series, Block-I/O Modules

These ultra-compact multiprotocol block-I/O modules are the smallest blocks available on the market.

TURCK is pleased to introduce the first ultra-compact, digital block-I/O modules of the new TBEN-S (Small) Series. The TBEN-S series provides customers with a flexible solution and the smallest Ethernet block available on the market at only 1.25” x 5.6”. These fully potted IP67 modules can be mounted directly to a machine and are highly versatile with an extended temperature range from -40°C to +70°C degrees.

Despite the compact design, every TBEN-S module can be operated without additional gateways in each of the three Ethernet systems PROFINET, Modbus TCP, or EtherNet/IP. Using TURCK’s innovative multiprotocol technology, the devices recognize the protocol automatically by listening to the communication during the start-up phase. An integrated switch allows the use of the devices in line topology.

The TBEN-S modules are available in five variants:

  • 4 digital inputs and outputs
  • 8 digital inputs with module diagnostics
  • 8 digital inputs with channel diagnostics
  • 8 digital outputs
  • 8 configurable digital inputs and outputs

The outputs switch a current of up to 2 A. To simplify troubleshooting and significantly reduce downtimes, each output channel is continuously monitored by the integrated diagnostic system that records all events in the device’s event log. Furthermore, the modules feature an internal web server with a responsive design. This is used to display diagnostics in plain text and allows you to use a smart phone to address the server and view diagnostics.

To sum it up…

Why choose the ultra-compact multiprotocol I/O Modules?

  • Smallest Ethernet blocks on the market
  • Available in five variants to fit your specific application needs
  • Can be mounted directly on the machine
  • Internal web server can display diagnostics in plain text and is accessible on a mobile device – this simplifies troubleshooting and reduces downtime

What are the product specifications?

  • Measures 1.25” x 5.6”
  • Fully potted and IP67 rated
  • Temperature range from -40°C to +70°C
  • Utilizes TURCK’s multiprotocol technology
  • Five variants
    • 4 digital inputs and outputs
    • 8 digital inputs with module diagnostics
    • 8 digital inputs with channel diagnostics
    • 8 digital outputs
    • 8 configurable digital inputs and outputs

Request a Quote or Order Now!

To request a quote or more details about the new TBEN-S series I/O modules, contact your Sales Representative, email us at sales@komautomation.com, or call 1-877-266-8765.

View the TURCK press release for the new TBEN-S series.

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