Banner Engineering QS18 Clear Object Sensor

Banner’s latest addition to the QS18 Series is a high-performance clear object detection sensor. It has a polarized coaxial optical design that ensures reliable detection of transparent, translucent, and opaque targets at any distance between the sensor and the reflector. It utilizes the universal QS18 housing with side or barrel mounting options and offers the same ease-of-use advantages offered by other sensors in the QS18 Series, including single push teach or remote teach setup. This cost-effective clear object sensor has a fast 400 microsecond response time, ideal for bottling or packaging applications. 


  • Reliably detects clear, translucent, or opaque objects — including PET, glass containers, and transparent films 
  • Coaxial optics enable reliable detection of targets to the face of the sensor with no dead zone 
  • The optional “Clear Tracking” automatic compensation algorithm provides long and reliable operation by compensating for dust buildup and ambient temperature changes 
  • Fast response speed with low jitter for high speed bottling and packaging applications 
  • Bright, visible red light spot makes alignment easy 
  • 3 user-selectable thresholds optimize performance to the type of clear object being detected 
  • Long-range operation from face of sensor to 3 m 
  • Easy configuration of sensor by remote teach input or tactile push button 
  • IP67 rated ABS housing