Minneapolis-based Banner Engineering improved its Q4X laser distance sensor with a new dual teach mode model.

Featuring new firmware, the Q4X dual teach mode sensor combines window thresholds on both target distance and target reflected intensity, allowing the Q4X to solve difficult applications. The Q4X can also detect clear objects without requiring a retro-reflector. Dual mode can be used to error-proof applications by ensuring the correct color part is located at the correct position.

The Q4X detects distance changes as small as 1 mm and covers a 25-300 mm range. It’s ideal for difficult distance-based sensing applications, as it detects objects regardless of target surface reflectivity, including black foam on black plastic, black rubber in front of metal, multicolor packaging and targets of all colors. Now with the dual teach mode, the sensor can detect small changes in reflected intensity for targets inside the distance threshold.

The Q4X is constructed with housing rated to IP67, IP68 or IP69K, allowing use in wet and high-pressure washdown environments, as well as durable FDA-grade stainless-steel resists mechanical impact, over tightening, extreme vibration and aggressive cleaning procedures.

Banner Engineering Corp.