Micromax Sensors & Automation announces the iVu Bar Code Reader (BCR)—the first industrial touch screen bar code reader—by Banner Engineering. The iVu BCR reads 11 industry-standard bar codes to facilitate advanced traceability—a critical strategy for ensuring highest product quality in packaging, material handling, pharmaceutical and many industrial applications.
Sharing the same integrated touch screen design as the first iVu series model—the iVu TG Image Sensor—the iVu BCR allows users to efficiently configure, monitor and modify an inspection on-site. The iVu BCR deciphers bar codes of varying types to verify correct content at production speeds of hundreds of parts per minute—all within a single compact, rugged package.
After introducing the iVu TG Image Sensor in early 2009, we gathered customer feedback that overwhelmingly indicated a desire for bar code reading capabilities, said Dan Holste, Director of Vision at Banner Engineering. We responded to the needs of our customers with this innovative solution that is both easy to install and support—right on the factory floor. The iVu BCR s intuitive interface reduces operator training time and allows first-time users to set up complex applications without a PC or external controller.
The iVu Bar Code Readers enable high-performance reading of industry-standard bar codes, including: DataMatrix (ECC 200) bar codes and Linear bar codes, including Code 128, Code 39, Codabar, Interleaved 2 of 5, EAN-13, EAN-8, UPCE, Postnet, IMB, Pharmacode