New All-Seeing BarCode Scanner from Cognex

Cognex Dataman 8000 barcode scannerCognex Corporation is known for its innovative 'seeing' devices, and continues this tradition with the introduction of its new series of barcode scanners, The Dataman 8000. Cognex has long been a leader in developing technologies that make factories run smoother and this new barcode scanner is no exception.

The next-generation DataMan® handheld industrial ID barcode scanner, the DataMan 8000 Series, is rugged barcode scanner designed for the factory floor. It offers the industry’s most advanced barcode reading technology using patented IDMax® technology for reading 1D and 2D barcodes regardless of size, quality, printing method or surface. The two most notable innovations of the barcode scanner are: modular communications (including Ethernet) and liquid lens variable focus technology.

The adjustable focus of the liquid lens gives the maximum depth of field flexibility for an image-based handheld barcode reader. This proven new technology, already integrated into Cognex fixed-mount readers, allows a user for the first time to read small 2D direct part marks as well as long linear barcodes with a single reader.

Of course, the DataMan 8000 Series features the superior code reading capabilities you'd expect from Cognex. Two powerful algorithms, 1DMax™ and 2DMax™, provide the most advanced decoding available for reading virtually every type of barcode, every time, with unsurpassed read rates.

“The DataMan 8000 Series represents a true breakthrough for industrial handheld barcode readers,” said Carl Gerst, Business Unit Manager for ID Products. “In addition to its powerful barcode reading capability and rugged design, the DataMan 8000 Series communicates easily with factory networks and ERP systems for real-time traceability, and the automatic variable focus enables operators to use the system close up for very small 2D Data Matrix direct part marks and at a distance to read longer 1D barcodes.”

Cognex barcode scannerThe DataMan 8000 Series also supports both RS-232/USB and Industrial Ethernet communication. The system’s unique modular communication design allows users to easily upgrade from RS-232/USB to Industrial Ethernet with field exchangeable interface modules. This flexibility enables users to modify their initial reader installation to meet future communication requirements.

The DataMan 8000 Series is available in two models:

DataMan 8500 The DataMan 8500 readers incorporate patented UltraLight® technology from Cognex for superior image formation on any mark type and surface. The UltraLight provides dark field, bright field and diffuse lighting all in one electronically controlled light. 

DataMan 8100 The DataMan 8100 includes all of the features of the DataMan 8500 readers, with bright field illumination. The DataMan 8100 readers are ideal for applications that require superior code reading performance without specialty lighting.