- USB 2.0 interface board with a single Type-B connector for a standard USB cable. Allows plug-and-pay connection of a meter or counter to to the new generation of computers which have USB ports but no RS232 com port. Ideal for programming instruments with Laurel's free Instrument Setup Software. The board can be removed once the instrument has been programmed.
- USB 2.0 to RS485 converter board. Includes a USB Type-B connector for USB 2.0 communications plus an RJ11 connector for RS485. Allows a meter or counter to communicate with a PC via a USB cable while also serving as the USB-to-RS485 converter and hub for connection of the PC to an RS485 network with multiple meters and counters. The industry-standard Modbus protocol and Laurel ASCII protocol are fully supported.
Banner Engineering introduces its DF-G3 discrete long-range fiber amplifier with dual digital displays for use with plastic and glass fiber optic assemblies. Featuring increased sensing power, the DF-G3 can sense more than 3 meters (10 ft.) with opposed mode fibers or more than 1 meter (3 ft.) with diffuse mode fibers. The extra power provides increased detection reliability for dark targets at long range and enhanced detection sensitivity when using specialty fiber assemblies for large area and small part detection applications. The DF-G3 is available with a single discrete output or two dual discrete outputs. The dual discrete outputs can be independently taught to trigger at different intensity values, which is ideal for correct part-in-place or error-proofing, bottle down, and edge guiding applications. “We developed the DF-G3 fiber amplifier to meet our customers’ need to precisely detect smaller targets at longer ranges” said Dennis Smith, Senior Marketing Manager, Banner E