Universal code reader reads all common 1D and 2D codes
Mac335 from Pepperl+Fuchs can read small and large codes at distances ranging from 20 mm to 300 mm.
Pepperl+Fuchs’ Mac335 Universal Code Reader is a compact stationary barcode imager designed to read the most common 1D and 2D code symbologies. Its high 1.3 megapixel resolution enables it to accurately and reliably read small and large codes at distances ranging from 20 mm to 300 mm.
The universal code reader also features Pepperl+Fuchs’ standard operator interface, Vision-Configurator. With Vision-Configurator, all parameters can be set intuitively, and images from the reader can be displayed. The unit is also easily parameterized with data matrix control codes, eliminating the need for separate operating software.
The 24 V dc devices offer IP65 protection, and are rated for use in temperatures ranging from 32 °F to 122 °F.
For more about code readers and machine vision technology applications, see www.controleng.com/machinevision.
- Edited by Gust Gianos, Control Engineering, www.controleng.com
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