Cognex – DataMan 280 series fixed-mount barcode readers

High-resolution sensor combined with a dynamic image formation system

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Cognex Launches DataMan 280 series fixed-mount barcode readers. Photo Cognex

Cognex, in industrial machine vision, introduces the DataMan 280 series, fixed-mount barcode readers. The DataMan 280 is engineered to solve a broad range of ID applications, including tough 1D, 2D, and Direct Part Mark (DPM) code applications in manufacturing and logistics.

“Cognex specializes in decoding the most difficult to read barcodes at the highest speed and accuracy,” said Carl Gerst, Cognex’s executive vice-president of Products and Platforms. “Optimized with our latest patented decoding algorithms, the DataMan 280 combines advanced technology from Cognex’s premium ID platforms into a compact and cost-effective housing.”

The DataMan 280 features a high-resolution sensor combined with a dynamic image formation system to improve code handling and coverage. This technology, along with connectivity options for today’s Industry 4.0 manufacturing needs, allows users to read complex barcodes reliably while improving overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) and throughput.

DataMan 280 is ideal for reading codes on automotive and medical device parts, bottles and packages, pallets, and presentation scanning. Combined with Cognex Edge Intelligence (EI), it provides advanced Industry 4.0 features like easy web browser connectivity, device management, and performance monitoring. The modular hardware and software can be configured to solve any application and futureproof your investment.

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