Basic programming of the QS18 Clear object sensor from
Banner engineering is one simple click of the push button. Some applications
require different settings for best sensor performance. In this demonstration, we will
walk you through the light operate and dark operate settings and 3 offset
settings, and when you should use each.
Dark set is the factory default setting and provides maximum
sensing range, ease of alignment and reliable detection of opaque objects. Dart
set provides a fixed threshold whenever the sensor is taught an obstructed
Simply block the path of light to the sensor and press and
hold the push button for 2 to 4 seconds. The green and amber lights will flash 2
times. Followed by the acceptance flash in which the both LEDs flash 5 times
rapidly in unison. The sensor returns to run mode with the new settings.
The light set function is used in low contrast applications.
To put your sensor into light operate mode, press and hold the push button for
2 seconds. Click the button 2 times. Alternating flashing green and amber LEDs
at 1hz will indicate you are in the configuration menu. Click the push button 1
time to enter into light operate mode. the green and amber LEDs will flash one
time followed by the acceptance flash.
The 8% offset mode is recommended for very low contrast
applications with stable environmental conditions. Press and hold the push
button for 2 seconds. Click the push button
2 times to enter the basic configuration menu. Then click the push button 3
times to enter in to the 8% offset mode. the green and amber LEDs will flash 3
times followed by the acceptance flash.
16% offset is the default setting and is recommended for
most clear object detection applications in typical machine industrial
environments. Press and hold the push
button for 2 seconds. Click the button 2 times to enter into the basic menu.
Click the push button 4 times to activate the 16% offset. The green and amber
LEDs will flash 4 times followed by the acceptance flash.
The 32% offset is recommended for high contrast detection such as brown or green bottles, or opaque objects. This setting tolerates
environmental challenges such as vibrations and dust build up. Press and hold the push button for 2 seconds.
Click the button 2 times to enter into basic menu. Click the button 5 times to
activate the 32% offset. The green and amber LEDs will flash 5 times followed
by the acceptance flash.
Learn more about the QS18 Clear Object Detection Sensor.