Food Engineering

Fixed-mount barcode reader

August 1, 2011




Used for food and beverage factory automation applications, the Cognex DataMan 500 QL fixed-mount barcode reader is powered by a proprietary vision chip. It offers 1-D barcode reading with up to 90 decodes per second and image acquisition with auto-exposure at up to 1,000 frames per second. Options include a choice of C-mount or variable focus liquid lens; field interchangeable lighting options include integrated LED lighting and a high-powered illumination accessory. The reader can be accessed from any terminal connected to the network, eliminating the need for a host PC to translate data to a PLC or central network. The protocols also allow data files and images to be archived directly through FTP support for later review and analysis.

Cognex Corporation; www.cognex.com