Software Enables Custom Indication

Give equipment stack lights a voice and improve signal interpreting.
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Banner Engineering, a provider of technology for industrial automation, released the Pro Editor software that enables custom indication for a wide variety of applications in the visual factory.

The Pro Editor software is an easy-to-use graphical user interface that is used to program compatible RGB indicator lights with a variety of pre-defined colors and animations, according to the company. This allows users to customize indication to match their processes.  Users can also easily reprogram their devices to meet changing requirements.

Pre-defined animations include flashing, dimming, 2-color display, 2-color rotation, 2-color flashing and chase. The addition of motion allows users to indicate more statuses with a single device. In addition, programmable indicators reduce spare parts requirements and inventory costs by allowing customers to standardize on fewer models that can be programmed as needed. 

The Pro Editor software is currently compatible with K30 Pro and K50 Pro indicators from Banner Engineering. The K30 Pro and K50 Pro are single-segment LED indicators that provide bright status indication in a rugged polycarbonate housing rated IP66, IP67 and IP69K for use in harsh industrial environments, including high-pressure, high-temperature washdown applications. Models constructed from FDA-grade materials are available for use in food and beverage applications. In addition, a simple wiring plan enables quick installation and allows users to consolidate controller outputs.