DF-G1 Series Dual Display Fiber Amplifier

March 2, 2012

DF-G1 Expert Dual Display Fiber Amplifier is designed to deliver stable sensing performance with easy setup and configuration. The DF-G1 series features a thermally stable and high-performance electronic design with a dual display, two bright, digital readouts, and an improved fiber clamp. This innovative configuration allows Banner to effectively serve the diverse range of industries and applications suitable for plastic and glass assemblies, including small part or wire break detection on electronics assembly machines, pill and caplet counting, and high-speed detection for registration mark or product leading edge detection.


The DF-G1 is powered by a high-performance 32-bit microprocessor with a 12-bit analog-to-digital converter and provides versatile response speeds of 200 µs to meet high-speed requirements and 500 µs for standard speed. Additionally, the amplifier is capable of long range (2 ms) and extra-long range (5 ms) detection, allowing operators to optimize the sensing range for long-distance applications, such as part in place verification.Another key benefit of the DF-G1 is its thermally stable electronics, which minimize warm-up drift and enable multiple amplifiers to be mounted side-by-side, with no reduction in the ambient temperature limit.


Further, inherent thermal stability also provides cost-saving advantages by reducing machine start-up time and eliminating production delays due to ambient temperature changes. For additional flexibility, an intricate cross-talk avoidance algorithm allows two fiber optic assemblies to be mounted in close proximity, sensing different features of the same target.Banner Engineering offers a broad array of robust SteelSkin, high-flex plastic, and glass fiber optic assemblies for mechanically challenging or high-temperature installation—allowing the DF-G1 to be constructed for optimal application suitability. The sleek 10 mm wide housing mounts to 35 mm DIN rail, maximizing the number of sensing points available in the cabinet. The DF-G1 highly-visible, red LED sensing beam makes alignment effortless, and the lever action fiber clamp provides stable, reliable, and trouble-free fiber clamping. Plus, the bright dual displays are easy to read, with an ECO (economy) display mode available to reduce amplifier power consumption by as much as 25%.

  • ?Models with IO-Link enable a point-to-point communication link between a master device and a sensor, facilitating remote monitoring, teaching, and configuration
  • Easy to read dual digital displays simultaneously show signal level and threshold
  • Simple user interface ensures easy sensor set-up and programming
  • Expert TEACH and SET methods to ensure optimal gain and threshold for all applications, especially low contrast applications
  • IO-LINK models available
  • Models for detection of extraneous light sources available
  • Response speeds as fast as 200 µs
  • Thermally stable electronics minimize warm-up drift and reduce the effect of side-by-side mounting of multiple fiber amplifiers
  • ECO (economy) display mode reduces amplifier power consumption by 25%
  • Cross talk avoidance algorithm allows two fiber assemblies to operate in close proximity for many applications