Banner Engineering announces it has added IO-Link communication to its DF-G1 fiber amplifier. With IO-Link, the fiber amplifier can achieve point-to-point communication, allowing for complete configuration and monitoring capabilities. The device features an intuitive interface, dual display, digital readouts and easy set-up and configuration. An updated mechanical design with an improved fiber clamp allows for ease-of-use and stable sensing performance. Enhanced with IO-Link communications, the product increases sensing capabilities for diverse applications, including plastic and glass assemblies, electronics assembly machines, pill and caplet counting and high-speed detection for registration mark or product-leading edge detection. Offering complete user control, the amplifier provides full manipulation of all operating parameters, including switch point threshold, Light Operate or Dark Operate, various output timing functions, electronic gain level and sensor response speed. Operators can also implement one of six Expert TEACH and SET methods to ensure optimal gain and threshold selection for each application, particularly in low contrast environments, such as small part or clear object detection.