EC: DataMan 150/260 Series

Machine & Embedded Control - Machine vision, barcode readers: DataMan 150/260 fixed-mount, image-based ID readers decode damaged or poorly printed 1-D and 2-D codes despite code quality, printing method or code surfaces, and can read 2-D codes without visible perimeters or quiet zones. This is a Control Engineering 2016 Engineers’ Choice finalist.


DataMan 150/260 Series, CognexDataMan 150/260 series fixed-mount barcode readers achieve the highest possible read rates thanks to a high-speed, dual core processing engine that runs the latest Cognex algorithms. Equipped with 1DMax with Hotbars II technology, these barcode readers decode damaged or poorly printed 1-D barcodes as small as 0.8 pixels per module (PPM). 2DMax provides reliable 2-D code reading independent of code quality, printing method, or the surface that the codes are marked on, and with patent-pending PowerGrid technology, can locate and read 2-D codes that exhibit significant damage to or complete elimination of the finder pattern, clocking pattern, or quiet zone. With simplified installation in tight spaces, this DataMan series offer straight or right-angled configurations to fit into the tightest spaces. In-line and 90-degree configurations eliminate the need for equipment redesign and complicated optical paths with mirrors. Customers can now reduce installation time and cost of ownership with modular lighting and optics that make it easy to change the reader lenses and lighting in the field. This not only reduces installation time and resources, but protects the ID reader investment by making it easy to optimize performance for each application and accommodate future process changes. For example, if the surface finish of the part or the background material warrants a new light wavelength to optimize image formation, just change the on-board lighting instead of buying a new barcode reader. Likewise, if the reader must be moved further away from the code, just change from a standard 6.2-mm lens to a 16-mm lens. There is also an option to have autofocus capability by installing a liquid lens for both 6.2- and 16-mm focal lengths.


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