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Banner Q130R Radar Sensor

May, 2019 | Lindsey Shepard

Radar Sensor with Graphical User Interface for Precise Control and Visibility into Sensor Settings

Q130

The Q130R radar sensor provides reliable detection of moving and stationary targets in harsh outdoor conditions and at a lower lifetime cost than competing technologies. A graphical user interface makes the sensor easy to set up and provides precise control of sensor settings. Models are available in 2 beam patterns, 90° x 76° or 24° x 50°, to meet the requirements of a variety of vehicle detection and collision avoidance applications.

Intuitive User Interface

The new Q130R radar sensor is configured using free software that allows users to easily and visually set sensor settings, including defining the sensing distance, sensitivity, and output configuration. You can download the software straight from Banner’s website here. Because of the wide field of view and the long range of radar sensors, setting up and verifying sensor settings can be challenging. However, the graphical user interface of the Q130R allows users to intuitively adjust settings and replicate them across multiple devices, which speeds up commissioning, saves costs, and reduces false triggers due to faulty setup.

Dependable Detection in Harsh Outdoor Environments

The Q130R radar sensor uses Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) technology to reliably detect moving and stationary targets including cranes, cars, trains, airplanes, trucks, and cargo in extreme and unpredictable weather conditions. Sensing function is unaffected by wind, falling rain or snow, fog, sunlight, humidity, shock and vibration, and temperatures ranging from -40 to 65° C. In addition, the rugged IP67 housing is built for dependable, long term operation in harsh environments.

More Reliable and Cost-Effective than Competing Technologies

Other technologies for collision avoidance and vehicle detection include ultrasonic sensors, laser sensors, and laser scanners (LiDAR). However, outdoor conditions such as sun, falling rain or snow, fog, dust, and vibrations affect the reliability of these technologies and can lead to false triggers and premature failure. Laser scanners are also expensive and require technical training to install, program, and maintain—further increasing the lifetime cost.  In contrast, the Q130R radar sensor is not only unaffected by ambient weather conditions, but it is also easier to commission and maintain, saving time and costs both upfront and long term. 

High Performance at Closer Ranges

With half the dead zone as previous US radar products, the Q130R can detect targets closer to the sensor with the same reliable performance to solve a greater variety of applications. Note that the actual dead zone will vary depending on target reflectivity and whether the target is moving or stationary.

Q130R Applications

The Q130R radar sensor is an ideal solution for a wide variety of vehicle detection and collision avoidance applications, including: 

  • Vehicle detection for cars, trucks cranes, trains, airplanes, and cargo
  • Single-zone collision avoidance for mobile equipment including mining vehicles, forklifts, stackers, and cranes
  • Loading dock monitoring and vehicle counting
  • Parking, entry/exit, and drive thru vehicle detection

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