Banner Engineering PROFINET iVu Image Sensors

Banner Engineering’s iVu 2015R1 software update introduces the PROFINET communication protocol to simplify communications with some of the most commonly used industrial controllers in factory automation.

Adding this industrial protocol to the Ethernet-enabled Gen2 iVu Plus TG and iVu Plus BCR sensors provides simple and robust communication channels to control and monitor iVu Plus sensors from any controller that supports PROFINET. This new functionality matches the capabilities available for EtherNet/IP, Modbus/TCP or PCCC.

Communicating over PROFINET, a PLC or HMI can remotely issue a product change, update the barcode compare string or trigger an iVu Plus sensor. Similarly, an HMI could display inspection results for operators to view, or a PLC could make informed production decisions based upon data provided by the iVu Plus sensor. The iVu also offers diagnostic notifications for product change errors, teach errors, system errors and more. These diagnostic capabilities make set up easier and allows for quick diagnosis of faults anywhere on the network, minimizing downtime.

Banner Engineering PROFINET iVu Image Sensors

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