Posted on June 20, 2011 - ( views)
The high-performance, fixed-mount barcode reader, DataMan 500 from Cognex is available for factory automation applications. The ID reader is powered by a proprietary vision chip, called Cognex VSoC. VSoC enables it to offer barcode reading performance and ease-of-use. DataMan 500 offers the same powerful and proven 1DMax and 2DMax code reading technology found in other DataMan products for unmatched read rates on even the most difficult 1-D barcodes and 2-D matrix codes. VSoC technology enables the reader to offer speeds on 1-D barcode reading of up to 90 decodes per second and ultrafast image acquisition with auto-exposure, at up to 1,000 frames per second. To achieve greater depth of field than other image-based barcode readers, the device provides flexible lens options and field interchangeable lighting. Lens options include a choice of C-mount or variable focus liquid lens and lighting options include integrated LED lighting and a high-powered illumination accessory for high-performance reading. DataMan 500 also supports Cognex Connect communication capabilities, which includes EtherNet/IP and PROFINET. It can be accessed from any terminal connected to the network, which means that no host PC is required to translate data to a PLC or central network. The protocols also allow for data files and images to be archived directly through FTP support for later review and analysis. The DataMan 500 QL is designed for high-speed, 1-D applications in food, beverage, consumer products, pharmaceutical, document handling, and logistics applications. The DataMan 500 X offers all the benefits of the DataMan QL reader plus 2DMax to read even the most challenging matrix codes in automotive, aerospace, electronics, and medical device industries.
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