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The award-winning DataMan 300 series is the most versatile Cognex fixed-mount barcode reader offering multiple integrated lighting and lens options, an intelligent auto-tune feature, and multiple models to select from. The DataMan 300 series can handle the most difficult-to-read DPM (Direct Part Mark) codes as well as challenging 1-D barcodes and 2-D matrix codes, and is suitable for indexed or high-speed lines.
Unmatched Barcode Reading Performance
Featuring proprietary Cognex barcode reading technology, 1DMax+™ with Hotbars™ and 2DMax+, which delivers unmatched barcode reading performance of the most challenging 1-D and 2-D codes, regardless of the print method or surface.
Flexible optics & lighting
Integrated and controllable modular lighting and optics enable you to choose the appropriate lens for your required working distance and field of view, including variable focus liquid lens technology. The controllable, field changeable lighting modules allow you to create the best possible lighting for your part, ensuring maximum read rates.
The intelligent tuning feature automatically selects the optimum settings for the integrated lighting, autofocus and imager for each application. This tuning process ensures that the barcode reader will be set up to attain the highest read rates possible for 1-D, 2-D, and direct part marked (DPM) codes. The liquid lens can also be adjusted with software or serial commands without having to touch the reader, and refocus within milliseconds with no moving parts involved.
DataMan 300 Series Software & Barcode Reading Technology
DataMan software includes several features for the DataMan fixed-mount readers that by far surpass other image-based fixed-mount readers on the market.
Featured capabilities include:
- Market-leading barcode reading technologies for decoding both 1-D and 2-D symbologies
- Intuitive Setup Tool for the simplest setup and deployment in real time
- Intelligent tuning technology automatically adjusts the settings of the integrated lighting to find the optimal light setup for the part
- Tuning for easiest setup on single button press supported for any 1-D and 2-D symbology
- 1-D and 2-D quality metrics for process control monitoring and thresholding
- Various trigger modes (self, single, burst, etc.) to meet the broadest range of customer applications
Proprietary Cognex software algorithms give the DataMan barcode readers unmatched code reading performance:
1DMax Technology with Hotbars
1DMax code reading algorithm with the patent-pending Hotbars image-analysis technology provides higher read rates of 1-D linear barcodes, even those with damage, at a faster pace than ever before.
2-D Code Reading Technology
2DMax for decoding severely damaged or poorly marked 2-D matrix codes. Overcomes variations in lighting, marking method, code quality, or surface finish.