Banner Engineering announces its long-range DF-G3 fiber amplifier is now available with analog output. With world-class long range sensing capability, the DF-G3 can sense more than 3 meters (10 ft.) with opposed mode fibers or more than 1 meter (3 ft.) with diffuse mode fibers. The extra power, combined with its new analog output, enables the DF-G3 to provide increased detection reliability for contrast matching, intensity monitoring, web guiding, process monitoring of signal intensity and dense sensing point environments.
“We enhanced the DF-G3 fiber amplifier to include both an analog and digital output to solve more of our customer's applications,” said Dennis Smith, Senior Technical Marketing Manager, Banner Engineering. “With unmatched sensing power, convenient combination of both output types in one amplifier, and an easy-to-use interface, the DF-G3 is optimal for difficult detection challenges in assembly error-proofing, consumer packaging, and electronic assembly markets around the world.”
The DF-G3 offers a simple interface to ensure easy setup and programming via displays and switches. The easy-to-read dual digital displays show both signal level and threshold simultaneously. Users can also setup the sensor remotely via a multi-function input wire which can be configured to control the LED, gate the amplifier’s output, remote teach the amplifier, or setup a robust cross-talk avoidance ring with up to seven amplifiers to solve dense sensing point applications.
With expert TEACH and SET functions, the DF-G3 ensures optimal gain and threshold for all applications, but especially for low-contrast applications at long detection range. Users also have full control over all operating parameters, including threshold, light or dark operate, output timing functions, gain level and response speed.
Featuring energy-efficient light resistance and cross-talk avoidance, the DF-G3 provides stable detection in industrial lighting environments and dense sensing point applications. The sensor’s level action fiber clamp ensures stable, reliable and trouble-free fiber clamping.
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