Cognex DataMan 200 ID Reader offers Ethernet connectivity and liquid lens technology

Cognex has released the DataMan 200 ID Reader, which combines the reading performance and small size of the DataMan 100 with improved connectivity, speed and ease of use. The image-based reader features full Ethernet connectivity and liquid lens technology, which makes it well-suited for applications that have variable focus requirements.

Ethernet connectivity gives DataMan 200 users the advantage of real-time data and image transfer, and easier integration with plant controllers and information networks.

Liquid lens technology, an optional feature of the DataMan 200, provides greater focal range and faster response time. This technology adjusts the camera’s focus by applying an electrical charge to fluid within the lens. With liquid lens technology, autofocus is achieved with a single software command. The lens also provides increased depth of field and field of view range, and, because it has no moving parts to malfunction or break down with use, the system is resistant to shock, vibration and wear.

Setup is simplified with the use of two laser aimers. The laser targets are seen through the entire depth of field, enabling operators to quickly position the code to the reader.

The system features an easy-to-use interface for setting up the application and supports a range of 1D and 2D codes including UPC/EAN/JAN, Code 39, Code 128, Code 93, Interleaved 2 of 5, Data Matrix, QR Code and micro QR Code. 

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