PM, 2-D and 1-D Handheld Barcode Readers

Supercharged Direct Part Mark reading performance for the most challenging barcodes

DataMan 8600 series image-based ID readers provide the world’s most advanced barcode reading technology for decoding Direct Part Mark (DPM), 2-D and 1-D codes of varying sizes, quality and marking or printing methods. These handheld DPM barcode readers are designed for the harshest factory floor environments. Equipped with an advanced liquid lens imaging system and patented UltraLight® flexible lighting technology, the DataMan 8600 series of barcode readers decode the most challenging DPM barcodes on the widest variety of surfaces. And, 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.

Most Powerful Direct Part Mark Handheld Barcode Reader

The most powerful Cognex algorithms, 2DMax+ and 1DMax+ with Hotbars, enable the DataMan 8600 series image-based readers to decode the most challenging DPM barcodes in the most demanding industrial conditions.

2-D Code Reading Technology

DataMan 8600 technology includes the most robust and advanced Cognex 2-D algorithms to handle 2-D codes of the widest variety of damage, distortion, perspective, low contrast and obstruction as well as small DPM codes.

1DMax Technology with Hotbars

Cognex 1DMax algorithm with Hotbars image-analysis technology gives DataMan 8600 barcode readers unprecedented performance on damaged or difficult-to-read codes.

Extremely Advanced Handheld Imaging System

For superior image formation on the most mark types and surfaces, the DataMan 8600 series 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 easier on the widest range of surfaces and at distances both near and far.

Exclusive Modular Industrial Communications

Equipped with Ethernet communication and industrial protocols, the DataMan 8600 series easily integrates 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. Equipped with field interchangeable communication modules, one reader can be configured to meet specific and ever changing communication needs.

Cordless Barcode Readers with Intelligent Base Station 
The wireless module is paired with the Intelligent Base Station equipped with separate communication ports for USB, RS-232 and Ethernet options making it the most versatile choice in the DataMan 8600 series. The wireless reader provides a long working range—up to 100m*—with a large memory capacity for reading codes when offline or out of range. The base station comes standard with a spare battery charger built in and is compatible with industry standard Ethernet, USB and RS-232 cables.

DataMan 8600 Specifications
Dimensions210 mm x 115 mm x 85 mm
Weight326 g
Operating Temperature0 °C to 40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F)
Storage Temperature-40 °C to 60 °C (-40 °F to 140 °F)
Maximum Humidity95% (non-condensing)
MaterialPolycarbonate housing with overmold
Imager1280 x 1024 high resolution sensor
AimingLaser Aimer, Class 1 and Class 2
Status OutputsLED, beeper and vibration
CommunicationsSerial module: RS-232 , USB
Ethernet module: TCP/IP, FTP, industrial protocols: EtherNet/IP,
PROFINET, MC protocol, Modbus TCP
Intelligent base station: RS-232, USB, Ethernet, industrial protocols
Bluetooth module communicates to intelligent Bluetooth base station
Wi-Fi module communicates to intelligent Wi-Fi base station
Symbologies1-D: UPC/EAN/JAN, Codabar, Interleaved 2 of 5, Code 39, Code 128, Code 93, Pharmacode, POSTNET, PLANET Code, GS1 Databar, IMB, Postal
2-D: Data Matrix, QR, MicroQR, PDF417, MaxiCode, Aztec, Micro PDF417
LightingUltraLight integrated bright field, dark field, diffuse illuminatio
OpticsVariable focus liquid lens (0 to over 500 mm depending on code element size)
Power Supply RequirementsDataMan 8600 with serial/USB: 5 V–6 V DC, 5.0 W maximum LPS or NEC Class 2 power supply
DataMan 8600 with Ethernet: PoE Class 2 power supply
DataMan 8600 with Bluetooth: 3.7 V, 3100 mAh Li-ion battery
DataMan Intelligent Base Station: 24 V, 13 W maximum LPS or NEC Class 2 power supply
EnvironmentalCompliant with RoHS directive 2002/98/EEC
RegulatoryCE, CSA, UL, 60950
FCC Part 15, CE (EMC and R&TTE Directives), ICES-003, RSS-210 Issue 8, KCC
Data ValidationUS DoD UID guidelines, GS-1, ISO15434 and ISO15418
Operating SystemMicrosoft® Windows® XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8