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Cognex Corporation (Natick, MA) has debuted its next-generation DataMan handheld industrial ID scanner series designed for factory floor use. The rugged DataMan 8000 Series offers advanced 1D and 2D code reading via patented IDMax technology regardless of size, quality, printing method or surface.

August 31, 2010

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Industrial ID scanner incorporates liquid lens, modular communications capability

Cognex Corporation (Natick, MA) has debuted its next-generation DataMan handheld industrial ID scanner series designed for factory floor use. The rugged DataMan 8000 Series offers advanced 1D and 2D code reading via patented IDMax technology regardless of size, quality, printing method or surface.

NF_100981_Cognex_lo_res.jpgThe 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," says Carl Gerst, Business Unit Manager for ID Products.

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.

The DataMan 8000 Series is available in two models: The DataMan 8500 readers incorporate patented UltraLight technology from Cognex for superior image formation on any mark type and surface. The UltraLight provides dark field, bright field and diffuse lighting all in one electronically controlled light. The DataMan 8100 includes all of the features of the DataMan 8500 readers, with bright field illumination. The DataMan 8100 reader is ideal for applications that require superior code reading performance without specialty lighting. —[email protected]

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