The SCANEX family of barcode readers is engineered for use in hazardous areas. The Dragon D101, a cabled, trigger-operated handheld scanner; the Dragon M101, a wireless, trigger-operated handheld scanner; and the Nano, a fixed-mount miniature scanner with continuous scan operation are the three primary models are available. The D101’s reading distance ranges from 3 to 31.5 inches, while a long-range option expands the range from 10 to 100 inches. The wireless M101 offers a maximum reading distance of 43 inches, with a 164-foot radio transmission radius. The unit weighs less than 1 pound and can perform up to 30,000 read operations per battery charge. Up to 32 readers can link to one radio base station. Special features include a single-store batch mode and datalogging. The IP65-rated Nano offers a reading distance range of 4 to 29 inches, with a scan rate of 39 per second. Its operating temperature range is -4 degrees to 131 degrees F.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey