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Next Generation Cognex DataMan Handheld ID Scanners Offer Industrial Ethernet and Autofocus

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DataMan 8000 Series, the next-generation handheld industrial ID scanners from the Cognex Corporation is designed for the factory floor and available from Automation Systems and Controls .  

DataMan 8000 Series handheld ID readers incorporate a highly advanced code reading technology using patented IDMax technology for reading 1D and 2D codes regardless of size, quality, printing method or surface.  

DataMan 8000 Series also offers two new innovations for industrial handheld code readers: modular communications (including Ethernet) and liquid lens variable focus technology.  

According to Carl Gerst, Business Unit Manager for ID Products, the DataMan 8000 Series ID scanners represent a true breakthrough for industrial handheld readers.  

In addition to powerful code reading capability and rugged design, the DataMan 8000 Series communicates easily with factory networks and ERP systems for real-time traceability while the automatic variable focus enables operators to use the system close up for very small 2D Data Matrix direct part marks or at a distance to read longer 1D barcodes.    

Key features of DataMan 8000 Series handheld ID scanners: 

  • Cognex superior code reading capabilities with two powerful algorithms, 1DMax and 2DMax
  • Advanced decoding for reading virtually every type of code with excellent read rates
  • Offers integrated liquid lens technology wherein adjustable focus of the liquid lens gives maximum depth of field flexibility for image-based handheld readers
  • Liquid lens technology allows a user to read small 2D direct part marks as well as long linear 1D bar codes with a single reader
  • Supports RS-232/USB and Industrial Ethernet communication 
  • Unique modular communication design allows users to easily upgrade from RS-232/USB to Industrial Ethernet with field exchangeable interface modules
  • Flexibility enables users to modify their initial reader installation to meet future communication requirements

DataMan 8000 Series handheld ID scanners are available in two models:  

DataMan 8500

  • Incorporates patented UltraLight technology from Cognex for superior image formation on any mark type and surface
  • UltraLight provides dark field, bright field and diffuse lighting in one electronically controlled light

DataMan 8100 

  • Includes all the features of DataMan 8500 readers with bright field illumination
  • Ideal for applications that require superior code reading performance without speciality lighting

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