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Handheld ID reader offers industrial Ethernet and autofocus

25 October 2010

Cognex Corporation has released the latest version of its DataMan handheld industrial ID scanner. The rugged DataMan 8000 Series is designed for the factory floor and offers advanced code reading based on IDMax technology for reading 1D and 2D codes regardless of size, quality, printing method or surface.

The DataMan 8000 Series also offers two new innovations for an industrial handheld code reader: modular communications (including Ethernet) and liquid lens variable focus technology.

The DataMan 8000 is believed to be the first industrial handheld reader to offer integrated liquid lens technology. The adjustable focus gives maximum depth of field flexibility and allows the user to read small 2D direct part marks as well as long linear bar codes with a single reader.

The DataMan 8000 Series also supports both RS-232/USB and Industrial Ethernet communication.  The system’s unique modular communication design allows users to easily upgrade from RS-232/USB to Industrial Ethernet with field exchangeable interface modules. This flexibility enables users to modify their initial reader installation to meet future communication requirements. DataMan 8000 is available in two models:

DataMan 8500 readers incorporate patented UltraLight technology from Cognex for superior image formation on any mark type and surface. The UltraLight provides dark field, bright field and diffuse lighting all in one electronically controlled light.

DataMan 8100 includes all of the features of the DataMan 8500 readers, with bright field illumination. DataMan 8100 is ideal for applications that require superior code reading performance without special lighting.

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