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article image PresencePLUS P4 BCR vision sensor provides traceability on a production line.

BANNER Engineering Corp., represented in Australia by Micromax Pty Ltd , has launched a new PresencePLUS P4 BCR vision sensor that reads advanced 2D and 1D bar codes including Data Matrix ECC200 and PDF 417. It also reads linear codes such as Code 39, Code 128, Codabar, Interleaved 2 of 5, EAN-8 and EAN-13 (supports UPC-A).

The P4 BCR allows users to accurately read many different bar code types.

Industry-standard bar code metrics and grading capabilities make the P4 BCR ideal for a wide range of applications including:

* Error-proofing product codes stamped on parts in a precision metal stamping application

* Verifying content codes for a pharmaceutical packaging application

* Validating recipient information in a credit card remittance operation

* Providing traceability in an automobile assembly operation.

Several features of the P4 BCR make it easy to install and use including remote TEACH, which allows the sensor to learn new features to inspect, without connecting to a PC or shutting down the production line.

A built-in live video output allows users to view the sensor's inspections in real time and to view failed inspection images without a PC.

The P4 BCR vision sensor interfaces to machinery or factory networks through a built-in 10/100 Ethernet connection or RS-232 serial input/outputs.

The compact, self-contained P4 BCR is available with two lens positions - in-line (on the end of the housing) and right-angle (on the side of the housing). Both versions measure only 66.8mm wide; the in-line model is 136.1mm long and the right-angle model is just 124.5mm long.

The included mounting brackets make it easy to attach the P4 BCR sensor to machines or conveyors.

The unit's three bi-colour LED indicators clearly show unit status during setup and operation. It operates on 10V to 30V dc.

Banner also offers hundreds of specialised lighting and lensing options to solve even the most challenging applications.

Banner's PresencePLUS Pro vision sensor defined low-cost vision sensing. The PresencePLUS P4 GEO, P4 GEO 1.3, P4 EDGE, P4 EDGE 1.3 and P4 BCR continue this trend of making it easy and affordable to adopt vision sensing capabilities at multiple points in user applications.

One reason Banner's PresencePLUS vision sensor products are so successful is because they share a user interface that many consider the easiest to use on the market today. It is available in nine languages - English, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish.

With the PresencePLUS's intuitive interface, even operators with only basic computer skills can easily set up an inspection.

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