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Barcode Readers - Fixed Mount and Handheld

Fisher Smith are suppliers of industrial machine vision and image-based barcode reading technology. Deployed by the world’s top manufacturers, suppliers and machine builders, we recommend Cognex products which will ensure that manufactured items meet the stringent quality requirements of your sector.

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Smarter automation using Cognex vision and barcode reading systems means fewer production errors, which equates to lower manufacturing costs and higher customer satisfaction.

Nearly every product uses a 1D or 2D barcode to automate and simplify identification and data capture. The basic process in reading codes is to 1) illuminate the code, 2) locate the code, and 3) extract the data. Organizations must be able to read codes quickly and accurately for maximum efficiency and throughput. Cognex image-based barcode readers decode 1D and 2D codes, from printed labels to the hardest to read direct part mark (DPM) codes, and deliver industry-leading read rates. Advanced technology, modular options, and easy setup helps reduce costs, optimize performance, increase throughput, and control traceability.

We supply fixed mount barcode readers and handheld barcode readers suitable for virtually all manufacturing and logistics industry sectors, including:

  • Aerospace
  • Airport Baggage
  • Handling
  • Automotive
  • Consumer Products
  • Ecommerce
  • Fulfillment
  • Electronics
  • Field Service
  • Food and Beverage
  • Medical Devices
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Retail Distribution

Cognex’s commitment to continuous innovation ensures modular software and hardware configuration options to solve any barcode reading challenge. Ask us for advice.

The DataMan® Setup Tool software simplifies installation and operation of Cognex barcode readers. It provides step-by-step guidance, auto-adjusts and optimizes variable parameters, and captures code images in real time for user review.

The Cognex Edge Intelligence (EI) platform provides visibility into what is happening on your line, transforming big data into smart data for greater efficiency and throughput. EI is fully integrated with select Cognex products and logistics tunnels to streamline device management. Users can access visualization and diagnostics tools to identify and
resolve issues quickly.

DataMan fixed-mount barcode readers

DataMan fixed-mount, image-based barcode readers offer advanced technology, processing power, modularity, and ease of use for challenging manufacturing and logistics applications.

DataMan 470 Series

Premium reader with multi-core processing power and advanced imaging technology for complex, high-throughput 1D and 2D code applications.

DataMan 370 Series

Delivers superior read performance for the broadest range of applications, including multi-code, multi-symbology applications.

DataMan 260 Series

Straight or right-angle modular design ideal for 1D barcodes, higher density 2D codes, or direct part mark (DPM) codes.

DataMan 70 Series

Compact design ideal for reading 1D and 2D label-based codes in tight application spaces.

DataMan handheld barcode readers

DataMan handheld barcode readers include the latest patented technology, rugged housing, and modular communication options for tough applications.

DataMan 8700DX

Offers cutting-edge performance and operator feedback on the toughest DPM and label based codes while withstanding harsh oils, dirt, and water.

DataMan 8700DQ

Decodes well-marked DPM codes with IP67-rated housing and an OLED display screen.

DataMan 8050 Series

Decodes well-marked 1D, 2D, and DPM codes in harsh industrial environments.

Mobile barcode readers

Cognex offers the only end-to-end family of mobile scanning solutions, achieving best-in-class 1D, 2D, and direct part mark (DPM) barcode reading performance.

MX-1502 and MX-1100 Series

Combines fast, image-based 1D and 2D barcode reading with iOS® mobile devices for standard, long, and extended range applications.

The modular design of Cognex mobile products supports a number of existing and future iOS devices, leveraging the latest communication technologies including 3G, 4G, 4G LTE, 5G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and more.

Cognex Mobile Barcode Software Development Kit (SDK)

Whether developing a barcode reading application for inventory management, package delivery, patient ID scanning, vehicle inspection, or warehouse and factory floor environments, the Cognex Mobile Barcode Software Development Kit (SDK) provides enterprise grade barcode scanning in a unified solution. The SDK can be used with any supported device, including:

  • MX-1502 and MX-1100 Series mobile terminals
  • Smartphone and tablet cameras (license required), including 5G enabled devices

Dataman Barcode Verifiers

Barcode verification is the process of grading the quality of barcodes to globally accepted standards. Cognex barcode verification technology ensures the readability and compliance of codes and provides detailed summary reports.

DataMan 475V Series Inline Verifier

Grades 1D and 2D codes from a fixed position on the production line.

DataMan 8072V Series Handheld Verifier

Grades the most difficult direct part mark (DPM) codes with 30/45/90-degree angle lighting options.

Auto-generate code quality data and reports

Barcode verification software provides visual diagnostic information to identify one-off or trending code quality issues. Export the data or transfer raw data to your own database for further analysis.

Cognex industrial barcode readers and mobile terminals with patented algorithms provide the highest read rates for 1D, 2D and DPM codes regardless of the barcode symbology, size, quality, printing method or surface.

1D Codes:

UPC/EAN/JAN, Codabar, Code 11, Code 93, Code 128, GS1 DataBar, Code 25, Code 39, Interleaved 2 of 5, MSI Plessey, Pharmacode.

2D Codes:

Data Matrix, QR, Micro QR, PDF417, MicroPDF, Aztec Code, DotCode.

Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0, or “The Industrial Internet of Things,” refers to a set of emerging innovations in advanced automation, machine vision, Big Data, cloud computing, and machine learning which will revolutionize manufacturing. Industry 4.0 demonstrates tremendous potential to bolster productivity, reduce waste, refine product quality, enhance manufacturing flexibility, and decrease operating costs.

Machine vision and industrial barcode reading will be a critical part of automation systems in Industry 4.0. As data analytics capabilities progress, the high volume of data accessible through vision and barcode reading equipment will be used to identify and flag defective products, understand their deficiencies, and enable fast and effective intervention in the Industry 4.0 factory.

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