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Article | February 14, 2013
Barcode reader for challenging applications
Offering the benefits of image-based readers with the ease-of-use and cost of laser scanners, the DataMan 503 barcode reader from Cognex provides high read rates, performance feedback, and no moving parts, making it suitable for challenging barcode reading applications.
The DataMan 503, which expands the company’s line of logistics barcode readers, is an area scan image-based system that reduces manual handling of packages, which means lower costs for customers. It is particularly well-suited for applications that have high speeds, wide belt widths, or large variations in package height. Key DataMan 503 applications include: high-speed sortation; multi-sided tunnel scanning; and large format presentation scanning.
The DataMan 503 includes all of the DataMan barcode reader including: Proprietary Cognex Hotbars image-analysis technology, which provides high read rates of 1-D barcodes, including those that are damaged, distorted, blurred, scratched, low height or low contrast; the ability to analyze “no reads” by letting the user see what the reader sees, either live on a monitor or through image archiving; designed with no moving parts that can wear out and require repair; and ease of setup and installation.
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