Turck Australia has expanded its offering of WLS27 Series strip lights with
the addition of programmable models featuring RGBW LEDs for use in indication,
illumination and inspection applications. Developed by Banner Engineering, the
new models offer quality white light, sealed chemical-resistant housing, and a
wide variety of colours and animation possibilities.
The new WLS27 Pro comes in either IO-Link or discretely controlled Pro
Editor compatible models.
Banner’s Pro Editor software allows users to programme device status, colours
and animations for control via three discrete inputs. Pro Editor offers several
benefits including colour and animation options for more intuitive indication
in the visual factory, and advanced functions such as distance, time and count
without a controller.
The IO-Link models allow for dynamic control, reacting to inputs from
other devices, and have additional modes beyond what is available with the
discrete models. IO-Link enables users to change device parameters from the
control system as needed, such as during product changeover, which reduces
downtime and allows machines to accommodate greater product diversity.
Key features and advantages of the WLS27 Pro LED strip lights include bright,
high-quality light output making it ideal for illumination; RGBW LEDs providing
clean, flicker-free white light in contrast to competitive models that create a
mixed white from only RGB LEDs; choice of 19 different shades, 13 colours plus 6
whites; and ability to programme the light to bright white for safety or
efficiency during normal operation, and then change colour to indicate other
machine statuses, such as red for a stop condition.
Additionally, advanced statuses allow the WLS27 Pro to indicate alarm
states, show temperature, display position information, count for process
verification, and display elapsed time.