Compact, rugged, and cost-effective — these are just some of the words that help describe the K30 Pick-To-Light from Banner Engineering Corp. The K30 is a miniaturized indicator light with push-button functionality that is part of Banner’s actuator family, and is designed to be used in many part assembly, part verification, and bin picking applications. Compact in size and rugged in design, the K30 can easily be installed in smaller bin sizes where space often comes at a premium and in washdown environments thanks to its waterproof IP65 construction.
“Our goal was to develop a smaller pick-to-light to compliment our K50 and K80 actuators while maintaining competitive pricing,” said Chuck Dolezalek, Product Development Manager at Banner Engineering. “All of our pick-to-lights provide solutions for error-proofing and lean manufacturing, but because of the smaller size of the K30, our pick-to-lights can now be in a greater number of environments and applications, especially those where available space for such an indicator light is an issue.”
The K30’s highly visible illuminated dome provides an easy-to-see green job light. Some models have a dual color option with red light functionality, which is used for verification that the part-picking action was sensed. The job light system results in increased efficiency, increased quality control, and reduced rework and inspections. Pick-to-lights help speed up the resumption of work after breaks and other distractions, and are ideal for multilingual workplaces where communication is an issue. No controller is needed, as the K30 is completely self-contained, and it is immune to EMI and RFI interference. Cabled and Quick Disconnect models are available.
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