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Cognex DataMan 8600 series: Reliable barcode reading

15 Oct 2014

The DataMan 8600 series of image-based ID readers provide the world’s most advanced barcode reading technology for decoding DPM, 2-D and 1-D codes of varying sizes.

These handheld DPM barcode readers are designed for the harshest factory floor environments. They are based on an advanced imaging system and use Cognex’s most powerful algorithms, 2DMax+ and 1DMax+ with Hotbars. Equipped with the patented flexible Ultralight lighting technology the DataMan 8600 series of barcode readers decode the most challenging Direct Part Mark (DPM) barcodes on the widest variety of surfaces, regardless of the size, quality and marking of the printing method. Additionally the modular communication design supports Ethernet with Industrial Protocols as well as corded and wireless modules to ensure the DataMan 8600 series of readers are ready to meet your application communication requirements.

Patented Hotbars image analysis technology

For 2-D codes, the DataMan 8600 includes Cognex’s most robust and advanced 2-D algorithms to handle codes regardless of damage, distortion, perspective, low contrast and obstruction as well as small DPM codes. For 1-D barcodes, the 1DMax+ algorithm with Hotbars image-analysis technology gives DataMan 8600 barcode readers unprecedented performance on damaged or difficult-to-read codes.

Patented UltraLight illumination

For superior image formation on any mark type and surface, the DataMan 8600 series readers features an improved, patented UltraLight faster image sensor along with a new liquid lens offering a larger depth-of-field. UltraLight illumination provides dark field, bright field and diffuse lighting all in one electronically controlled light. These technical advances enable the DataMan 8600 series readers to image barcodes faster and more easily on the widest range of surfaces and at distances both near and far.

Integrates seamlessly with industrial automation equipment

Equipped with Ethernet communication and industrial protocols, the DataMan 8600 series integrates seamlessly with industrial automation equipment, making installation and maintenance fast and efficient. Additional industry standard communication options include USB, RS-232 and Bluetooth communication to an intelligent base station. Field interchangeable communication modules mean one reader can be configured to meet specific and changing communication needs.

Unparalleled reading capability

DataMan 8600 readers are ideal for applications in any manufacturing environment that require robust DPM and label-based barcode technology and unparalleled reading capability. Possible fields of application include engine and transmission assembly, incoming inspection or electronic manufacturing.

Fixed-mount Cognex DataMan ID reader - for an unmatched performance
  • High-performance fixed-mount ID reader for barcodes, DataMatrix codes and DPM codes
  • Quick and easy to configure
  • Reliable, omni-directional reading even on metal surfaces