Sensors & Transducers

Barcode reader for complex ­applications

January 2019 Sensors & Transducers

Cognex recently launched its new Dataman 470 barcode series. Most manufactured products use a 1-D or 2-D barcode to automate and simplify identification and capturing of data, but users must be able to read codes fast and accurately for maximum efficiency and cost saving. The 470 series offers superior 1-D and 2-D code reading performance, even on patchy codes from printed labels and direct part marking on shiny surfaces. The devices offer multicore processing power, new HDR+ imaging technology, a high-resolution sensor, advanced decoding algorithms, and setup that is simple for maximum coverage, speed and ease-of-use.

Advanced technology improves throughput and traceability

Cognex’s innovative imaging technology delivers unprecedented coverage and speed allowing greater process location and lower facility design costs. It enhances the image quality of 1-D and 2-D codes and reads barcodes not even visible to some conventional readers. The Dataman 470 has seven processing cores, enabling it to run multiple algorithms and processes at amazing speeds. It reads challenging 1-D and 2-D codes in varied locations while maintaining the high decode rates. It has an easy setup tool that provides step by step installation flow for efficient configuration. HDR imaging uses the latest CMOS image sensor technology, which is 16X more detailed than conventional sensors, to globally enhance image quality and contrast.

For more information contact Lenny Matome, Westplex, +27 11 787 0473,,


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