As products move along conveyers and enter exit shoots from a sortation system, occasionally a product can jam or back up the flow. In order to keep the process running smoothly, the conveyor and exit chute needs to stay open and there needs to be confirmation that products made it through. Banner Engineer’s QX5 background suppression sensor confirms when a product proceeds down a conveyor and enters the exit chute to ensure it came off the sortation system and that there isn’t a jam.
The QX5 has long range sensing up to 5 m, which is the standard width of many chutes. With a long sensing range, the QX5 background suppression sensor provides reliable detection of products coming down the conveyor and out of the exit chute, ensuring there are no package or product jams without the need to mount a reflector.
In the event of a jam, Banner’s TL50 tower light provides highly bright visual management to let operators know that there is an issue. The TL50 is lit green when everything is running smoothly for optimal operation, and turns red to indicate a jam. The pairing of the QX5 photoelectric sensor and the TL50 tower light provides a reliable, easy-to-use jam detection and indication.