Banner Q5X Background Suppression Laser Sensor

High-Power Mid-Range Sensor Detects Challenging Targets at Distances from 9.5cm to 2m

The Q5X background suppression laser sensor extends Banner Engineering’s portfolio of powerful, problem-solving sensors in a cost-effective device with industry-standard rectangular housing. The new best-in-class laser triangulation sensor features a range from 9.5 cm (4 inches) to 2 m (6 ft. 6 inches), is easy to use, and provides reliable detection of the most challenging targets.

Key Benefits

DETECT EXTREMELY CHALLENGING TARGETS

The Q5X sensor solves the most difficult distance-based applications, even at acute angles.  The high-power laser sensor features an exceptionally high excess gain, which enables the sensor to reliably detect the darkest objects (<6% reflective black targets) at all distances from 9.5 cm to 2 m. 

In addition, the Q5X detects black targets against a black background, black targets against a shiny metal background, clear and reflective objects, multicolor packaging, and targets of all colors.  

COMBINE POWER AND VERSATILITY TO SOLVE MORE CHALLENGES

With industry-standard rectangular housing and 270-degree rotatable M12 QD, the Q5X sensor meets a wide variety of mounting constraints.  In addition, the sensor features stable detection all the way to 2 meters even at an angle, which enables even greater mounting flexibility. The sensor is rated IP67 for reliable performance in wet environments.

Q5X Assembly application
Q5X Bottle Detection Application

SAVE TIME AND COSTS

The Q5X features a durable, cost-effective plastic housing, and an extensive offering of metal protective brackets for the most difficult industrial environments.  With an intuitive user interface, the Q5X sensor is simple to deploy quickly, saving time and costs.  In addition, dual teach mode enables the sensor to verify multiple conditions—such as part presence and orientation—with a single device. This reduces sensor inventory requirements, as well as installation and maintenance costs.  

REMOTELY CONFIGURE AND MONITOR DEVICES

The Q5X is highly configurable and can be programmed via on-board user interface, remote teach, IO-Link, or optional Remote Sensor Display (RSD). The RSD remote display enables remote setup and monitoring, and it stores up to 6 configurations to facilitate product changeover and simplify device replacement. The RSD can remain in-line to easily monitor sensors in difficult-to-reach locations, or it can be removed after configuration.

Applications

The Q5X laser sensor solves a wide variety of challenging applications in food and beverage, packaging, material handling, and automotive industries. Ideal applications include:

  • Part in place inspections
  • Part motion complete
  • Detection of black plastic, leather, and rubber parts 
  • End of line pallet detection
  • Shrink wrap detection
  • Carton full /empty
  • Box, tote, and pallet detection
  • Detection of construction materials (timber, plywood, sheetrock, steel, asphalt, etc.)·  

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