Container and tray identification solution

22 February 2021

A new stationary bar code reader is suited to container and tray identification applications, especially when there is limited installation space.

Leuze has expanded its range of stationary bar code readers with the introduction of the BCL 200i. Designed for conveyor systems, this 1D bar code reader has integrated industrial interfaces and Profinet configuration. The device can be configured directly in the control via the GSDML file.

The compact design of unit makes it suitable for applications with limited installation space such as on or between conveyor lines. In addition to the small dimensions, the location of the cable outlet on the side of the device and its dovetail mounting system make it even easier to install in space constrained applications.

The bar code reader can be used to detect 1D codes on trays and containers regardless of whether the bar code is printed vertically or horizontally. The device features integrated Ethernet TCP/IP and Profinet interfaces and a web-based configuration tool allows for remote diagnostics.

Additionally, the inclusion of integrated code reconstruction technology (CRT) enables the BCL 200i to read bar codes with small line heights as well as damaged or smudged labels. With the aid of the CRT decoder, bar codes can also be read at a large twist angle. The resulting decrease in no-reads significantly increases system availability and decreases down-time.

The device also incorporates automatic reflector activation (autoReflAct), enabling activation without an additional trigger sensor system. This is achieved by directing the scanner with reduced scanning beam towards a reflector mounted across the conveyor. If the reflector is covered by an object such as a container with a bar code label, the scanner activates the read procedure. The read procedure is completed as soon as the scanner can see the reflector again.

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