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Banner Engineering K50 Modbus Series Improves Lighting Installation and Programming Capabilities

Banner Engineering 3/17/2015

K50 Modbus Series IndicatorMinneapolis, MN - March 17, 2015 - Banner Engineering introduces its new K50 Modbus Series, comprised of multicolor indicators and pick-to-light sensors. Designed with the industry-standard Modbus RTU protocol, the K50 Modbus Series enables flexible communication and simplified setup of a single device or multi-point applications.

Modbus RTU reduces wiring requirements by using double-ended cabling and tee connectors. This minimizes system programming and installation complexities, allowing operators to get their lighting systems up and running faster and easier.

“The Modbus RTU protocol provides an improved way to define and install a lighting system with a common method of configuration,” said Matt Hahn, Technical Marketing Engineer, Lighting at Banner Engineering. “The K50 Modbus Series allows our customers more flexibility while significantly lowering their overall cost of installation.”

The compact Banner K50 Modbus multicolor indicators are offered in several package types, including standard dome, daylight visible, beacon (perimeter) and beacon (perimeter and center). With configurable flashing and strobe function options, K50 Modbus indicators offer flexible performance for diverse requirements. High-intensity models are also available to satisfy outdoor applications.

For error-proofing and parts-verification applications, the K50 Modbus pick-to-light sensors feature an illuminated dome for easy-to-see job light status. The K50 pick-to-light is available in polarized retro-reflective or fixed-field models. Users can also select from standard function configurations or customize the device to fit their specific application.

For reliable performance in harsh environments, the multicolor indicators feature rugged IP67/IP69K construction and the pick-to-light sensors are rated to IP67 with fully encapsulated construction.