Industrial ID Readers Aid Parts Tracking

Cognex Corp.'s suite of industrial ID readers, which include two hand-held readers and a fixed-mount reader that run IDMax Data Matrix reading software, offers high-speed processing, optimized lighting, optics and software for decoding of 1-D and 2-D codes, according to the Natick, Mass.-based company. The DataMan 6400 hand-held reader is designed to read codes produced by laser and ink-jet marking. The DataMan 6500 reads very low-contrast codes formed by electromechanical etching and dot-peen marking, in addition to laser and ink-jet marks. The In-Sight 5110 fixed-mount reader supports ISO mark quality metrics for real-time 1-D and 2-D code verification. The fixed-mount reader is designed for use on fully automated production lines. According to the company, it can keep pace with fast production rates.

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