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Banner Engineering: Fiber optic amplifier
Banner Engineering enhances its fiber optic sensors product line with the DF-G2 fiber optic amplifier.
Boasting the world’s fastest response rate, the DF-G2 can achieve a 10-microsecond response time with 5-microsecond repeatability.
In addition to quick response rates, Banner’s DF-G2 provides an easy-to-read dual digital display for highly visible signal level and threshold values. Featuring an intuitive interface, the sensor ensures simple set-up and programming through displays and switches and buttons, or via remote input teach wire. The DF-G2 also offers complete user control, providing manipulation of all operating parameters, including switch point threshold, light operate or dark operate, various output timing functions, electronic gain level and sensor response speed.
“With best-in-class response speeds of 10µs or 15 µs with only 5 µs repeatability error, the DF-G2 balances response speed with precision for critical positioning applications,” said Dennis Smith, Technical Marketing Manager, Banner Engineering. “The DF-G2 amplifier combines amazing speed with greatly increased sensing range to ensure efficient and reliable detection in diverse applications and industries.”
Offering six different expert TEACH and SET methods, operators can achieve optimal gain and threshold selection for each application—particularly for high-speed or low-contrast environments, such as small part or clear object detection.
The DF-G2 features thermally stable electronics, which help minimize warm-up drift and enable multiple amplifiers to be mounted side-by-side, with no reduction in the ambient temperature limit. Inherent thermal stability also provides cost-saving advantages by reducing machine start-up time and eliminating production delays due to ambient temperature changes. For additional flexibility, an intricate cross-talk avoidance algorithm allows two fiber optic assemblies to be mounted in close proximity, sensing different features of the same target.
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