Wireless industrial ID barcode reader

The DataMan 8000 is a wireless communication module that can connect to Industrial protocols like EtherNet/IP and Profinet as well as USB and RS-232.

12/28/2011


The DataMan 8000 is a wireless communication module that can connect to Industrial Protocols like Ethernet/IP and PROFINET as well as USB and RS-232. Courtesy: CognexCognex Corporation's (NASDAQ: CGNX) DataMan 8000 series is a wireless communication module and base station with Cognex Connect capabilities and extended range cord-free code reading applications. Cognex Connect is able to connect to Industrial Protocols such as EtherNet/IP, Profinet, MC Protocol and others in addition to traditional support for USB and RS-232. The DataMan 8000 series is able to support industrial protocols for both corded and cordless models, allowing for easy integration, reduced installation costs and remote access to diagnostics.

The new wireless reader provides a long working range — up to 100 m — with a large memory capacity for reading codes when offline or out of range. The base station comes standard with a spare battery charger built in and is compatible with industry standard Ethernet, USB and RS-232 cables.

Common to all DataMan 8000 series models is the system’s unique modular design allowing any reader to change between corded RS-232/USB communication to Industrial Ethernet or to wireless with field exchangeable interface modules. The communication modules offer security for customer investment as well as flexibility enabling users to modify their deployment and communication methods to meet future requirements. The base station for the wireless model is equipped with separate communication ports for USB, RS-232 and Ethernet options, making it the most versatile choice in the series.

The DataMan 8000 series is designed for the factory floor and offers advanced code reading technology using two powerful algorithms, 1DMax and 2DMax. These patented technologies provide the most advanced decoding available for reading virtually every type of code, every time, with unsurpassed read rates, regardless of size, quality, printing method or surface. The DataMan 8000 series also offers liquid lens variable focus technology that allows a user to read small 2-D direct part marks (DPM) as well as long linear 1-D barcodes with a single reader.

The DataMan 8000 series is available in two base models:

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

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

Cognex Corporation

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- Edited by Chris Vavra, Control Engineering, www.controleng.com

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