Traceability in food and beverage, pharmaceutical, and other manufacturing industries often requires code readers. As such, the purpose of which is to capture data quickly and accurately from a variety of code types in various locations on products and packaging.
To address multi-code reading and positioning problems, automation solutions provider Omron Automation Americas recently introduced the V440-F fixed-mount code reader. Moreover, this code reader simplifies applications with a single model.
By reading multiple codes at once even as packages move by at speed, the V440-F helps manufacturers save on overall hardware costs and makes traceability easier to implement. Furthermore, the versatile industrial code reader has the mounting flexibility of a C-Mount vision sensor, allowing for short-, medium-, long-distance or wide-area configurations in a compact and cost-effective device. In addition, its high-speed processor can read up to 400 codes simultaneously.
In automotive assembly applications and robotic work cells, it is difficult to position a code reader in such a way that it does not interfere with the flow of operation.
The V440-F eliminates these positioning challenges with long-distance reading capabilities. Specifically, it positions at a safe distance from the operator/robot workspace. This long-distance reading is possible with a high-resolution image sensor combined with a lens selected for the appropriate distance.
Equally important, the V440-F expands upon the capabilities of Omron’s popular MicroHAWK Series with the new WebLink 3.0 browser-based interface that includes functions like “Matrix Mode” and “Ordered Output” for easily customizable data communication. Moreover, powerful X-Mode algorithms, also a feature of the MicroHAWKs, ensure even the tiniest of codes. Finally, it is possible to decode with ease those printed with blemishes or on challenging backgrounds.