DataMan® 100 and 200 fixed-mount barcode readers now feature 2DMax+™ code reading software technology, which allows readers to identify and decode severely damaged or poorly marked 2-D matrix codes. The readers are unaffected by variations in lighting, marking method, code quality or surface finish. 2DMax+ can read Data Matrix codes even when critical elements are missing. 2DMax+ can also locate and decode Data Matrix codes that are overexposed or underexposed, without requiring multiple retries. This improves throughput, speed and overall reliability. The readers are small with an industrial-rated housing measuring 23 x 42 x 64 mm. The 200 series incorporates variable focus liquid lens technology for applications requiring a larger depth of field or refocusing after a product changeover. These models also support Ethernet connectivity with a wide range of industrial protocols, for real-time part tracking, image archiving, data transfer and seamless integration with plant controllers and information networks.
Cognex Corporation, www.cognex.com