We’re only halfway through 2015, but we’ve already seen plenty of news about some major anniversaries. The big number seems to be 30: the Nintendo NES gaming system, the film “Back to the Future,” and — of special interest to those of us who are engineers — the world’s first graphing calculator all celebrate their third decade.
At Richard Greene Co., we’re also marking a special 30th milestone: our partnership with Banner Engineering. Innovative enough to stand the test of time and responsive enough to bring true value, Banner products are definitely worth celebrating. So in this issue of Tech Talk, we’re going to do just that!
Ahead of the curve
What makes Banner such a great partner? For one thing, they’re one of our most progressive manufacturers. Aside from putting considerable effort into keeping product development cycles current or ahead of the norm, Banner always gives us something new to bring to customers. Whatever the problem or need, our customers have a wide range of options, with Banner developing not just two or three products per year but up to a handful of products each month.
Banner’s focus is solidly on customers. With a sample program and custom product development, this manufacturer puts customer needs front and center. Whether you’re considering multiple options or want to see what results a solution can provide before rollout on a large scale, Banner will actually provide the solution — for free! Simply request a sample, get it into your application, and then keep and pay for the sample or send it back. We’ve even seen Banner allow some customers to keep a tested sample for free! And because this privately owned company keeps the majority of its manufacturing in the United States, it can provide solutions quickly.
An agile partner
Above all, Banner is an agile and responsive partner. Its ratio of engineers to non-engineers is outstanding, and a testament to the level of resources and effort that Banner puts into both new products and customer support. Quick to work with customers to solve any issues that might crop up, Banner also understands that the goal of great manufacturing is not just to cut costs and turn a profit, but to build real value for customers.
Need something no off-the-shelf solution can provide? Banner actually custom engineers products for such applications. In fact, nearly a quarter of Banner’s business is custom products. What holds value for one customer often has wider applications, so this approach is a win for both Banner and our customers. And samples of such solutions are often available in just weeks, versus months from less agile companies.
In addition, all our sales engineers have been factory-trained at Banner. This hands-on training gives us the ability to continually expand our expertise in creatively solving problems for customers.
Automation that works
All these qualities — and more — make Banner a supplier that truly provides “automation that works.” But don’t take our word for it; see for yourself! In this issue of Tech Talk, we’re highlighting five of Banner’s newest products:
- XS26-2 Expandable Safety Controller
- LE Series Laser Measurement Sensors
- Q4X Laser Distance Sensor
- Q3X Laser Contrast Sensor
- DF-G2 Small Object Counter
Of course, this is just a small sample of the dizzying array of solutions that Banner offers. You can find out more at their helpful, interactive website: http://www.bannerengineering.com/en-US/. Take a look — and then let us know how we can help you get started with some of these terrific solutions.