Automatic identification in the industry more efficient thanks to manual barcode readers
Durable 2D code scanners faultlessly decode information
Efficient – and remote – product identification in warehouse or during production requires reliable and precise equipment such as industrial, durable barcode readers. In the present day the barcode printed on a self-adhesive label is an inseparable product identifier. It is the most popular, and also the cheapest solution. Thus, for the operator or warehouse employee, the handheld barcode readers, resistant to the external factors, are the basic everyday tool. We encourage to read the below text, which will help in making the right choice.
Handheld barcode readers are a proven solution for the industrial sector
Industry-specific companies use only durable and proven solutions for products identification. Such as 2D code marking with a self-adhesive label. Wide range of labels available on the market allows them to be applied to any surface. The material itself can in turn be subjected to even the most difficult resistant tests. Working in difficult conditions requires the use of advanced automatic identification devices allowing barcode reading. Only a few manufacturers of automatic identification equipment offer devices that meet the highest expectations of users.
Advantages of manual 2D barcode readers:
- fast and accurate data reading;
- elimination of identification errors;
- automation of operations;
- efficient management of warehouse, production, logistics;
- reading barcodes from a distance of several meters;
- unchanged scan quality
- registration of damaged or dirty barcodes;
- accurate barcode reading with sound signaling and LED;
- wide viewing angle, high reading quality even in direct exposure to artificial or natural lighting.
What kind of scanner for difficult working conditions?
Automatic identification in industry is often a nonstandard solution. Matching the correct barcode reader is preceded by a necessity of a read test and it requires an integrator’s experience.
The series of Honeywell Granite handheld barcode readers is distinguished by the excellent quality of the long range scanning modules. They allow to read a barcode even within several meters! The true RS232 communication interface guarantees reliable and stable operation. Furthermore a novelty in the offer – the manual reader Granit 1920i – is prepared to read DPM codes.
The user, for whom the most important parameter is resistance to damage, should pay attention to ultrasonic Zebra industrial scanners. The new 3600 series is resistant to falls from 2,4 m, making it one of the best in its class. Degree of protection IP67 means that scanners are 100% dust resistant and can withstand up to 30 minutes full immersion in water.
Industrial conditions equal noise. This environment causes that the barcode reader operator not always hears the correct read feedback signal. To meet such user needs the Datalogic Company presented an industrial series of Powerscan scanners. The patented Green Spot technology informs the user of the correct scan through the green indicator displayed immediately after the code reading.
Zebex to read Pharmacode – specifically for the pharmaceutical market
Industry, that is not only difficult working conditions, but also dedicated solutions. An excellent example is the pharmaceutical industry that uses dedicated barcodes in the production process. Pharmacode is a standard barcode used only in the internal packaging control system. It is printed on the flap of medicine boxes, leaflets with the use instructions or on bottles or tubes. Pharmacode is also printed on labels. One of the few manufacturers offering a readable handheld reader of Pharmacode is Zebex. Z-3392 or its wireless version Z-3392BT is the perfect solution for the pharmaceutical market.
Handheld industrial scanners are therefore an important part of a reliable monitoring and product flow control in manufacturing process or storage. With their strengthened construction, they are designed for harsh conditions such as humidity, temperature fluctuations or dustiness, providing great working comfort.
*The text uses Zebex, Datalogic, Honeywell and Zebra materials.