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Cognex DataMan 500 Barcode Readers offer Superior Performance for Manufacturing Applications

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Cognex  introduces a new line of high-performance, fixed-mount barcode readers for factory automation applications.  

Powered by a proprietary vision chip called Cognex VSoC, DataMan 500 ID readers offer superior barcode reading performance and ease of use.  

Describing the performance advantage delivered by the VSoC vision chip, Carl Gerst, Vice President and Business Unit Manager for Cognex Industrial ID comments that DataMan 500 reads barcodes at twice the speed of other readers and doesn’t have to be positioned optimally to achieve high read rates.  

Offering the same powerful and proven 1DMax and 2DMax code reading technology found in DataMan products, DataMan 500 barcode readers provide high quality read rates on difficult 1-D barcodes and 2-D matrix codes.  

Key features of DataMan 500 barcode readers: 

  • VSoC technology enables unprecedented speeds on 1-D barcode reading with up to 90 decodes per second
  • Ultrafast image acquisition with auto-exposure at up to 1,000 frames per second
  • User-friendly operation with trigger-free reading and ultrahigh frame rates, reducing overall setup cost and deployment time
  • Provides flexible lens options and field interchangeable lighting to achieve greater depth of field
  • Lens options include choice of C-mount or variable focus liquid lens
  • Lighting options include integrated LED lighting and a high-powered illumination accessory for high-performance reading
  • Supports Cognex Connect communication capabilities including EtherNet/IP and PROFINET
  • Can be accessed from any terminal connected to the network eliminating the need for a host PC to translate data to a PLC or central network
  • Data files and images can be archived directly through FTP support for later review and analysis

DataMan 500 is available in two models: 

  • DataMan 500 QL barcode readers for high-speed, 1-D applications in food and beverage, consumer products, pharmaceutical, document handling and logistics applications
  • DataMan 500 X barcode readers feature all the benefits of DataMan QL plus 2DMax to read challenging matrix codes in automotive, aerospace, electronics and medical device industries

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