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Powerful multicode reader: as simple as a sensor

Technews Industry Guide: Industrial Internet of Things & Industry 4.0 Sensors & Transducers

The new multicode reader from ifm electronic impresses with its 4 x higher resolution for reliable reading results, 10 x faster evaluation time and 10 x faster set-up.

Teach button: one of the sensor’s highlights is the simple teaching via one button. After pressing the teach button, the user aligns the multicode reader to the code by means of a laser marking. Focusing, exposure setting and detection of the code type are automatically carried out by the sensor. A few seconds later, the sensor is ready for use.

Configuration via smartphone app: a smartphone app (iOS, Android) is available for basic configuration of the device. The user can e.g. use it to define the trigger or IP address. Based on these settings, a Data Matrix code is generated on the smartphone’s display. When this code is held into the multicode reader’s field of view, the configuration is automatically adopted.

Vision assistant: the multicode reader can be extensively configured using the Vision Assistant software. For example, the auto-find code function detects several different codes in one image. The user can easily assign these codes in the Vision Assistant. Thanks to different logic functions, the sensor can be programmed for sequential control, eliminating the need for an expensive evaluation unit. The live image and extensive visualisation of all settings provide an optimum overview.

ifm mass storage device: the instrument has an exchangeable mass storage device. It can be used to save or load complete configurations of the multicode reader. This simplifies device replacement and the set-up of several units for the same application.

For more information contact ifm – South Africa, +27 12 450 0400,,


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