Micromax Specialists in Automation
Micromax Specialists in Automation have been providing Australian industry with automation solutions, expertise and technology for over 40 years. From the most sophisticated inspection and control systems to the most basic industrial sensors, we offer advice and expertise on a wide variety of applications – we are your partner in all things automation.
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Unit 2/106 Beaconsfield Street , Silverwater NSW 2128 (Directions)
The Banner Engineering EZ-Screen low-profile safety light curtain with integral muting is designed for use on smaller production machines.
Banner Engineering’s A-Gage EZ-Array two-piece measuring light curtain with IO-Link output is designed to provide a cost-effective measuring sensor solution for quick and simple installations. These sensors provide high-speed, precise process monitoring and inspection, profiling and web-guiding applications such as package and baggage sizing on material handling conveyors, profiling/positioning of packages or material in process, web edge guiding, log diameter measurement and carpet to nap edge detection.
Banner Engineering’s TM18 EZ-Beam compact photoelectric sensor is designed for use in heavy-duty environments. The TM18 offers a nickel-plated, die-cast zinc metal housing, as well as completely epoxy encapsulated electronics. Rated IP69K, the TM18 provides durability and resistance in harsh sensing environments, especially in high-pressure washdown applications. Featuring a compact, right-angle shape, an 18 mm threaded barrel mount and integral all-metal M12 quick disconnect, the TM18 sensor has the ability to fit in tight places and avoid sensor damage during machine assembly, transport, maintenance and operation.
The Banner Engineering EZ-Light K50L is an indicator light with an independent push-button. The push-button is mapped to a dry contact output and is designed for use with wireless sensor networks, specifically Banner SureCross FlexPower battery-operated devices. Operating independently from its attached wireless device, the K50L push-button consumes minimal power for electrical circuits or control, while three sourcing inputs control the green, yellow and red indicator lights. The K50L’s power-optimised electronics, combined with Banner’s SureCross wireless network, provide a suitable solution for call lights and machine status indication - even for remote areas without wired power or data connections.
The Banner Engineering SureCross Industrial Wireless I/O Network brochure is now available in both a print and an interactive version. The brochure provides comprehensive information on a new line of SureCross 1 W radios. These new radios offer increased I/O counts to accommodate most application requirements, in addition to a higher-powered radio transmitter to increase the range of wireless networks.
The R58B Series registration mark sensor from Banner Engineering provides the same performance detection and colour contrast sensitivity of the R58E, but with the addition of a simplified teach process. Teach is performed quickly via a single-click on the teach push-button on the sensor or via remote input. The teach button allows the sensor to ‘learn’ the light and dark sensing conditions, based on user inputs, and then can automatically adjust the sensitivity to place the operating threshold midway between threshold for the light and dark condition.
The EZ-Light K50 beacon light from Banner Engineering provides intense levels of light output from all directions and is designed to be a solution where high brightness is needed, including both indoor and outdoor environments. Due to its high visibility, the K50 is a suitable lighting solution for a wide range of applications, including general status indication such as gate entrances, and for areas with high levels of ambient light that would normally wash out a standard indicator light.
The Banner Engineering World-Beam Q20FF fixed-field background suppression sensor is a compact photoelectric sensor offering enhanced sensing capabilities with visible red, fixed-field background suppression and a sensing range up to 150 mm.
The VSM Series Micro Sensors from Banner Engineering provide a solution for a wide variety of applications in a number of different industries, specifically those requiring smooth, hygienic designs such as food and beverage, and pharmaceuticals. Other applications include die sensing, part presence verification and assembly machines with articulated or reciprocating motion.
The PA 15 photoelectric amplifier from Telco is a hybrid of the company’s PA 11 series and the more recent PAB 10 series.
Banner Engineering’s SureCross Performance wireless I/O gateways and nodes now feature a high-power RF design with 1 W transmit power in the 900 MHz ISM band, providing an increased range between devices of up to 10 km.
The MXE-1200 from Adlink Technology is an industrial fanless embedded computer with enhanced RF functions and LVDS and VGA dual display. The MXE-1200 provides rugged fanless operation from -20 to 70°C, 5 gRMS vibration resistance, an ethernet port and 6-36 VDC wide range power input.
The XYR6000 wireless position sensor by Honeywell gives users the ability to remotely monitor a number of applications ranging from valve position to safety-shower emergency use. Originally introduced by Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) in June 2009, the XYR6000 is now being offered by Honeywell Sensing and Control to targeted OEM customers.
The World-Beam QS30AFF400 foreground suppression sensor and QS30AF600 background suppression sensor use linear imager technology to provide a sensing solution for many industrial applications, including part-in-place detection, feeder-bowl control and package detection on conveyors.
The upgraded iVu touch screen vision sensor range, iVu Plus, from Banner Engineering adds ethernet connectivity and more advanced inspection capabilities. Ethernet connectivity enables iVu Plus sensors to more easily share inspection data directly with PLCs, PCs or other factory devices. The range is also capable of storing up to 30 inspections, accommodating rapid product changeover, while a new sort sensor function facilitates object sorting.
The Unitronics Vision560 PLC, provides 1,024 I/O options with data logging and built-in recipe capability.
Honeywell Sensing and Control has announced the Limitless series of wireless limit switches that combines flexibility with harsh-duty packaging to increase efficiencies and improve safety for machines, equipment, OEMs and operators.
The Unitronics Vision1040 PLC and integrated HMI is designed to allow machine manufacturers and system integrators to add a 10.4″ colour touch screen equipped with a nine programmable function key display and full PLC functionality to their systems. It provides up to 1024 I/O options, a USB programming port, data logging, and built-in recipe capability.
The AG4 safety laser scanner from Banner Engineering uses pulsed infrared laser light to locate the position of objects in its field of view. It is designed to safeguard irregularly shaped areas not suitable for a standard two- or three-piece safety light screen. By meeting all requirements for Type 3 per IEC 61496-1/-2, Category 3 PLd per EN ISO 13849-1 and SIL2 per IEC 61508, the scanner is suitable for applications including area guarding, access/perimeter guarding, and automated guided vehicle collision avoidance.
Banner Engineering has introduced a compact metal housing rated for Class I, Division 1 hazardous locations for its intrinsically safe DX99 wireless node product line. A DX99 node provides power to sensors directly within a hazardous area, with an integrated battery power supply that produces an intrinsically safe (IS) power source for the radio transceiver and external third-party sensors. Equipped with its metal housing, the DX99 node is more versatile while maintaining its single chamber design - placing the battery, wiring terminal and radio together for easy mounting and connection to sensors.
Banner Engineering has introduced the Ez-Light K80 call light, designed to optimise productivity in flexible manufacturing environments. The call light is a simple solution for keeping parts bins stocked and the assembly line productive: it emits a flashing red signal from a large 50 mm dome - visible from 180 degrees - to notify stocking personnel when parts bin supplies must be replenished. This notification ensures parts bins are refilled before supplies are gone, allowing assembly and manufacturing line operators to sustain production.
The EOS-1000 by Adlink Technology is a compact vision system based on the Intel Core2 Duo P8400 processor. Providing four independent PoE ports with data transfer rates up to 4 Gbps, the EOS-1000 is suitable for applications such as 3D vision robotic guidance.
The Adlink Ampro RuffSystem 735 is designed for ruggedness and reliability in mission-critical applications, such as in military vehicles, transportation control and field monitoring, and is also designed for high-vibration mobile applications.
Micromax has announced Banner Engineering’s 2010 catalogue which provides a user-friendly guide to the company’s product range.
The iVu remote touch screen display from Banner Engineering is designed to deliver easy-to-apply yet comprehensive vision inspection to hard-to-access areas.
The Banner Engineering World-Beam QS18 adjustable-field foreground suppression sensors are designed to reliably detect objects regardless of colour, reflectivity, surface irregularities or background conditions. The sensor’s universal mounting design makes installation quick and easy, while a screwdriver adjustment allows for precise set-up of sensing range.
The iVu bar code reader (BCR) from Banner Engineering is an industrial touch-screen bar code reader that can read 11 industry-standard bar codes to facilitate advanced traceability in packaging, material handling, pharmaceutical and many industrial applications.
Banner Engineering has released the FlexPower solar supply, BWA-SOLAR-001, specifically designed for powering SureCross wireless network devices.
Banner Engineering’s SureCross DXER9 ethernet data radio is an industrial-grade, long-range 900 MHz radio used to create point-to-multipoint configurations of wireless ethernet networks with up to 16 subscriber units. The DXER9 is designed for industrial applications and will perform reliably in applications that are too noisy or too far away for standard Wi-Fi-based systems.
The R58A Series registration mark sensors from Banner Engineering are designed for detecting registration marks in printing and material registration applications often found in the web printing, product packaging and pharmaceutical industries.
Banner Engineering has introduced the PresencePlus P4 IP68-rated, sealed Omni vision sensor. Featuring a compact, durable, nickel-plated, aluminium housing, the P4 Sealed Omni vision sensor is designed to withstand washdown conditions, as well as dust and debris common in harsh-duty environments with the use of an integrated ring light or lens cover.
Banner Engineering has introduced the D10 Expert Small Object Counter, designed for high-performance, small object counting to solve a variety of applications, including: pharmaceutical pill, tablet and gel cap counting; agricultural seed counting; process verification; and verifying product flow from the nozzle of a chute.
Unitronics has released a line of enhanced I/O expansion modules. Based on the same platform as the previous modules, these four compact devices offer up to 32 digital I/Os per unit, plus three additional analog inputs for maximum I/O capacity and minimised cabinet space.
The first and last beams of the Banner Engineering EZ-Screen Low Profile (LP) safety light screens are positioned at the ends of the light screen, delivering continuous detection along the entire light screen length and eliminating the dead zones found on traditional safety light curtains.
The Unitronics EX-RC1 remote I/O adapter allows multiple adapters to connect to a single programmable logic controller, with up to eight standard expansion modules to each adapter via CANbus.
Banner Engineering's World-Beam QS30 clear object sensor, is designed to provide reliable, clear object detection to solve challenging applications.
Banner Engineering has introduced the U-GAGE M25U opposed-mode ultrasonic sensor pairs specifically designed for use in sanitary environments. The sensors, rated IP69K, IP67 (NEMA 6), are constructed of heavy-duty 316 stainless steel, allowing them to withstand the recurring high-pressure washdowns, severe temperatures and aggressive cleaning chemicals common in food and beverage applications.
Unitronics’ Vision350 incorporates all colour advantages into a compact all-in-one PLC/HMI device. Colour displays are becoming common in today’s automation. They enable machine builders to show more details on the operator panels and to display vivid, attention-grabbing alarms.
Banner Engineering’s 2009–2010 Safety Products Catalog is a 288-page full-colour reference to Banner’s machine safety product line, which includes safety light screens, safety laser scanners, fibre-optic safety systems, safety controllers and modules, two-hand control modules and emergency stop devices.
The EZ-Light TL50 tower lights by Banner Engineering are designed to deliver highly visible operator guidance and indication of equipment status. Displaying up to five colours in one tower and allowing multiple colours to be lit simultaneously, these preassembled and preconfigured multi-segment indicators replace conventional stack lights, which often require time-consuming assembly and complex wiring. In addition, models featuring audible alert with adjustable intensity are available for applications requiring sound indication.
Unitronics’ Vision 130 is a ¼ DIN, all-in-one PLC and HMI equipped with optional ethernet, improved processor and diverse I/O options.
The Unitronics Vision570 is an all-in-one compact controller with a colour touch screen, full PLC functionality, onboard I/O options and built-in recipe capability.
The Unitronics’ Jazz is a PLC that includes onboard I/Os plus a full-function operator panel with numeric keypad. It enables users to replace ‘smart relays’ with a smarter, more powerful device, while keeping the same low budget.
Banner Engineering has introduced the iVu series image sensor, combining a photoelectric sensor and a vision sensor in one unit. The iVu also features a 68.5 mm LCD touch screen with an intuitive interface and easily configurable inspection parameters. This allows even first-time users to quickly and conveniently apply and support inspections right on the factory floor, without the use of a PC.
Banner Engineering’s Ez-Light segmented indicator lights are designed for operator guidance and indication of equipment status.
Banner Engineering’s Ez-Light audible indicator lights are designed for operator guidance and indication of equipment status. These rugged indicators feature multi-coloured, long-lasting LEDs, deliver a convenient solution for displaying the status of remote and inaccessible sensors, and minimise the need for costly and inconvenient bulb replacements.
Banner Engineering’s World-Beam QS18 universal voltage sensors feature AC or DC voltage operation. The 3-wire photoelectric sensors deliver solid-state output for reliable presence/absence detection in a wide variety of applications, including package and material handling.
Banner Engineering World-Beam QS30H2O opposed mode water sensors provide a solution for efficiently detecting water-based liquids in clear, frosted, coloured or even partially opaque bottles or containers.
Banner Engineering has introduced the SureCross temperature and humidity sensor, optimised for use with the company’s SureCross wireless network.
Banner Engineering Corp has announced analog thermocouple and RTD instrumentation nodes for the SureCross wireless network. Designed and purpose-built for Banner’s SureCross wireless network, these nodes are available in versions to support thermocouple/thermistor inputs and 2-, 3- and 4-wire RTDs.
Banner Engineering has announced the SureCross DX70 Wireless Developer’s Kit, consisting of a gateway and one node transceiver to enable on-site wireless testing. The ready-to-use, self-contained kit provides battery boxes with test buttons and indicator lights simulating inputs and outputs to determine an application’s specific range and response time requirements.
Banner Engineering has introduced FlexPower nodes for the Banner SureCross wireless network. FlexPower provides a versatile wireless solution by allowing a SureCross node to operate using 10 to 30 VDC line power, solar panels, or a FlexPower battery module in remote or difficult-to-access locations.
Banner Engineering has introduced the M-Gage wireless sensor node for vehicle sensing using Banner’s new SureCross Wireless Network. The specially optimised M-Gage wireless sensor is encapsulated in a rugged, IP67 SureCross node enclosure and accompanied by a long-lasting FlexPower battery.
Banner Engineering has introduced the SureCross wireless network, a wireless platform built from the ground up for industry and featuring proprietary RF design, advanced power management features and robust communications integrity. SureCross is optimised for a wide range of challenging sensing and control applications with high reliability, security and deterministic response capabilities.
Turck IM Series Isolating Intrinsically Safe Barriers from Micromax now have IEC Ex International approvals.
Turck's BL67 line of modular I/O is now available with ethernet gateways, augmenting the current available gateways DeviceNet Profibus-DP and CANopen. The BL67 ethernet gateways interface with Modbus TCP and ethernet/IP.
The PresencePlus P4 BCR vision sensor from Banner Engineering Corp reads advanced 2D and 1D barcodes including Data Matrix ECC200 and PDF 417, as well as linear codes such as Code 39, Code 128, Codabar, Interleaved 2 of 5, EAN-8 and EAN-13 (supports UPC-A).
The PresencePlus P4 Edge 1.3 vision sensor from Banner Engineering Corp makes detailed automated error-proofing and inspections possible at what is claimed to be a fraction of the cost of comparable vision sensors. The P4 Edge 1.3 uses a 1280 x 1024 pixel imager (1,310,720 pixels) to capture minute details of multiple features at ranges from a few inches to several feet, depending on the lens used.
The Turck 4- and 8-port pentafast junction boxes provide multiple I/O points for increased flexibility. The junction boxes' small footprint offers installation flexibility to small OEM machine builders who need a compact junction box or robotic applications that require small, lightweight junction boxes.
Turck's self-contained, fully programmable DRO sensor monitors both flow and temperature. The digital read-out (DRO) flow sensor features a highly visible, three-digit display that can alternate between flow rate and media temperature. In addition to an adjustable on and off delay feature, the DRO allows the user to program setpoints specific to an application and has an adjustable filter to smooth out erratic flow conditions. DRO sensors are designed to operate with media such as water, glycol and other fluids.
Turck has introduced the Q18 proximity sensor. Similar in style to the Q25 and Q30 series of inductive sensors, these one-piece rectangular sensors measure 18 x 18 x 29 mm.
Animatics' SM 3416, NEMA 34 size integrated servomotor produces more than 1 NM of continuous torque.
InterlinkBT a provider of bus network products and services, has published a catalogue that gives a line of network products for DeviceNet, Profibus-DP, and industrial ethernet.
Turck has introduced a way to protect unused junction box ports with the eurofast closure caps.
Turck has announced a dual mode version of its levelprox.
Banner Engineering has announced the World-Beam QS30 diffuse laser sensor range that features a visible laser beam for ease of alignment and long-range diffuse-mode sensing capabilities.