Cognex has released the latest addition to its DataMan family of ID readers. The DataMan 200 features Ethernet connectivity and liquid lens technology on a small, high-performance, fixed-mount reader. These features enable fast communication speed, easy integration with factory controls, and software-driven autofocus for simple setup.
Ethernet connectivity provides users with the advantage of real-time data and image transfer, and easy integration with plant controllers and information networks.
The liquid lens technology, an optional feature of the DataMan 200, provides greater focal range, ease of setup, and faster response time. This technology adjusts the camera's focus by applying an electrical charge to fluid within the lens and autofocus is achieved with a single software command. The lens also provides exceptional depth of field and field of view range, and, because it has no moving parts, the system is rugged and resistant to shock, vibration and wear.
Setup is simplified with the use of two laser aimers. The laser targets are easily seen through the entire depth of field, enabling operators to quickly position the code to the reader.
Like the DataMan 100, the new system features an easy-to-use interface for setting up the application, and supports a wide range of 1D and 2D codes including UPC/EAN/JAN, code 39, code 128, code 93, interleaved 2 of 5, data matrix, QR code, and micro QR code.