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
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Siemens and Georgia Institute of Technology are partnering to address limitations in the current additive manufacturing design-to-production chain in an applied research project as part of the federally backed America Makes program.
Most of the new 3D printers and 3D printing technologies in this crop are breaking some boundaries, whether it's build volume-per-dollar ratios, multimaterials printing techniques, or new materials types.
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