Cognex Corporation has announced its next-generation DataMan® handheld industrial ID scanner, the DataMan 8000 Series.
The rugged DataMan 8000 Series is designed for the factory floor and offers the industry’s most advanced code reading technology using patented 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. In addition to its powerful code reading capability and rugged design, the DataMan 8000 Series communicates easily with factory networks and ERP systems for real-time traceability, and the automatic variable focus enables operators to use the system close up for very small 2D Data Matrix direct part marks and at a distance to read longer 1D barcodes. 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.