Cognex Corp.'s next-generation DataMan® handheld industrial
ID scanner is designed for the factory floor and offers the industry's most
advanced code-reading technology using patented IDMax® technology for reading
1D and 2D codes regardless of size, quality, printing method or surface. The
DataMan 8000 Series also offers two new innovations for an industrial handheld
code reader: modular communications (including Ethernet) and liquid
lens variable focus technology.
The DataMan 8000 Series features Cognex superior code
reading capabilities with two powerful algorithms, 1DMax™
It is the first industrial handheld reader to offer integrated
liquid lens technology. The adjustable focus of the liquid lens gives the
maximum depth of field flexibility for an image-based handheld reader. This new
technology, already integrated into Cognex
fixed-mount readers, allows a user to read small 2-D direct part
marks as well as long linear bar codes with a single reader.
The DataMan 8000 Series also supports both RS-232/USB and
Industrial Ethernet communication, and is available in two models:
8500 The DataMan 8500 readers incorporate
patented UltraLight® technology from Cognex for image formation on any mark
type and surface. The UltraLight provides dark field, bright field and diffuse
lighting all in one electronically controlled light.
8100 The DataMan 8100 includes all of the
features of the DataMan 8500 readers, with bright field illumination. The
DataMan 8100 readers are ideal for applications that require code-reading without
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
In a bid to boost the viability of lithium-based electric car batteries, a team at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has developed a chemistry that could possibly double an EV’s driving range while cutting its battery cost in half.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.