Cognex Corporation designs, develops, manufactures and markets machine vision sensors and systems, or devices that can "see." They have recently introducted the 1DMax™, an innovative, new 1D barcode reading algorithm which redefines the standard for 1D barcode reading performance, Cognex now offers the most comprehensive range of 1D barcode and 2D Data Matrix code reading tools available in the market. Regardless of the size, quality, printing method or surface the 2D codes are marked on, Cognex patented IDMax® technology allows for accurate and dependable barcode reading, time and again.
“Fast, reliable reading of barcodes is a high priority for manufacturers. If a barcode reader doesn’t have the right technology to keep up with the variety of different barcodes found in real world scenarios—everything from uneven lighting, poor print quality, noisy backgrounds, to scratched barcodes—it can mean time, cost and frustration for any manufacturer,” said Carl Gerst, Business Unit Manager for Industrial ID at Cognex. “That is why higher technology image-based readers are rapidly replacing laser based readers in a wide range of manufacturing and logistics applications.”
Combined with the best performing hardware on the market, in both handheld and fixed reader formats, Cognex readers can successfully read codes that other readers cannot. For 1D barcodes, 1DMax is the best-in-class reading tool optimized for omnidirectional barcode reading and can handle extreme variations in code quality to achieve unsurpassed read rates. For 2D codes, Cognex 2DMax™ technology pioneered the adoption of 2D Data Matrix and QR coding in many industries by providing unsurpassed read rates in both hard to read direct part marking and high speed printed applications.
Cognex image-based readers also feature a wide range of advances, including CognexConnect™ Ethernet communications, autofocus capabilities, multiple code reading in a single image, image archiving and more.