FDBusiness.com

NEW COGNEX IMAGE-BASED BARCODE READER DESIGNED TO OUTPERFORM LASER SCANNERS

 Breaking News
  • Ferrero to Acquire US Confectionery Company Ferrero Group is acquiring Ferrara Candy Company, the third largest non-chocolate confectionery company in the US, from L Catterton, the biggest and most globally consumer-focused private equity firm in the world. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Ferrara is best known as the maker of iconic brands such as Trolli, a leader in [...]...
  • Shift to Sustainable Food System in Europe is Possible – But Faces Challenges Making Europe’s production, consumption and trade in food environmentally sustainable is possible, but it will require a major shift in public attitudes, policies and knowledge and seizing current opportunities for change, according to a newly published European Environment Agency (EEA) report. The EEA report ‘Food in a green light,’ analyses the challenges Europe faces in shifting [...]...
  • Pet Food Producer Achieves 30% OEE Improvement and Brand Security With OAL Connected Wagg Foods, a leading producer of high-quality pet food, has increased its OEE efficiency by 30%, secured its packaging lines from errors and ensured full compliance with retailers’ code of practice with OAL Connected, a modular suite of packaging line software. Known for its laser-focus on quality, nutrition and product development, Wagg Foods prides itself on [...]...
  • Thirsty Business – How Water Reuse Can Benefit the Food and Beverage Industry By Martin Kunz, EMEA Segment Leader, Industry for Xylem’s Applied Water Systems business Only 2.5 percent of the world’s water is fresh water, and of that, only one percent is accessible as much is trapped in glaciers and snowfields. By one estimate, global fresh water demand will exceed supply by 40 percent in 2030 if current [...]...
  • Hilton Food Group to Move into UK Fish Processing Hilton Food Group, the UK-based specialist international meat packing business, has agreed to acquire Icelandic Group UK (Seachill), a leading chilled UK fish processor, for cash consideration of £80.8 million. The acquisition will provide Hilton with entry into the processing and supply of fish in the UK. Robert Watson OBE, chief executive of Hilton Food Group. Founded [...]...

NEW COGNEX IMAGE-BASED BARCODE READER DESIGNED TO OUTPERFORM LASER SCANNERS

January 05
13:20 2011

Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ: CGNX) today announced the revolutionary new DataMan® 500 image-based barcode reader. DataMan 500 is designed to achieve higher read rates, offer improved on-line visualization and have higher reliability than laser scanners currently in use in the logistics, postal and retail distribution markets.

Using Cognex IDMax® superior code reading software, DataMan 500 achieves higher read rates by reading the 1D barcodes that laser readers cannot read, including damaged, distorted, blurred, scratched, low height and low contrast codes. DataMan 500 processes images at up to 1,000 frames per second and can read codes in any orientation, 2D codes such as Data Matrix and QR, and multiple codes in the same image.

DataMan 500 is easier to use than a laser scanner and allows users to see what the reader sees, either live on a monitor, or by using image archiving for later review. DataMan 500 has no moving parts and is designed to be more reliable than laser scanners.

“Nothing like this has ever been seen before in an image-based barcode reader”, said Carl Gerst, Business Unit Manager for ID Products.  “Our proprietary imaging and software technology allowed us to create a product that can outperform laser scanners, is easy to use and we believe will transform the market for barcode reading.”

DataMan 500 offers a wide range of additional benefits including auto-trigger, auto-focus and “no read” feedback. The base unit will support both standard C-Mount lenses as well as variable focus options.  The auto-focus is achieved using liquid lens technology, which provides maximum operating range flexibility for even the highest speed applications.  This proven new technology, already integrated into Cognex industrial readers, is fast and reliable and offers good optical quality with low power consumption.

Key to successful implementation of any barcode reading application is ease-of-use and the integration tools available. DataMan 500 has been designed to be as easy to use as a laser scanner.  In addition, the “no read” feedback and visualization features make validating the code reading setup very straightforward and allow any reading issues to be quickly diagnosed and corrected.

To simplify the installation, DataMan 500 combines Ethernet communication and power delivery in a single cable using Power over Ethernet (PoE).  DataMan 500 also supports RS-232 and multiple I/O points for integration into legacy systems.

DataMan 500 offers the benefits of image-based readers with the ease-of-use and
cost of today’s laser scanners. For more information about the DataMan 500 reader, visit www.cognex.com/DataMan500.

About Author

colin

colin

Related Articles



Food & Drink Business Conference & Exhibition 2016

Upcoming Events

  • October 19, 2017PMA Fresh Summit 2017
  • October 21, 2017Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo 2017
  • October 22, 2017Serbotel
  • October 22, 2017Natexpo
AEC v1.0.4

Jobs: Food Packaging

find food jobs

The Magazine

F&D Business Preferred Suppliers

New Subscriber





Subscribe Here



Advertisements