A SCANNING frequency of 15kHz, picture field width of 83mm with a minimum resolution of 0.17mm, integrated laser illumination, Ethernet interface and SMART decoding are the highlights of the new ICR 850 barcode reading device from SICK .
In addition to all common 1D codes it also identifies numerous 2D codes, e.g. the Data Matrix ECC 200 code that is common in the electronics and pharmaceutical industries and in document handling.
While conventional Matrix CCD readers require precise positioning of the barcode, an external trigger signal, or external illumination, the ICR 850 can do without all these.
Thanks to a linear CCD element it has a considerably larger reading field in which the 2D code is located, it automatically starts the reading process when the object arrives, and illumination is also integrated in the housing.
A CCD chip with 2,048 pixels also allows the detection of smaller code cells, just 0.17mm large. As a result, even 2D codes of only a few mmý can be reliably detected - regardless of their orientation. The reading distance is 100mm.
With a width of 80mm, length of 115mm and height of 39mm, the ICR 850 is so compact that it can also be mounted in tight spaces.
Its optics, available alignable from the front or laterally, offer further alternatives in the alignment of the 2D reader. The device also offers many data options, including RS-232, RS-422/485, CAN-scanner network, CANopen and Ethernet interfaces.
Production lines in the electronics industry, document labelling and identification, letter sorters and parcel distribution plants, or the labelling of samples in the pharmaceutical industry are typical applications for two-dimensional codes.
Their great advantage is the high density of the data, i.e. they need considerably less space than conventional linear codes to show the same amount of information.
With the new ICR 850 these 2D codes can now be identified at extremely high speeds and their information used for controlling plant and tracking production.