Barcode scanner offers plug-and-play product identification

19 March 2013

A new barcode scanner with the fieldbus module is said to meet the need for easy-to-install and cost-effective product identification in storage, product handling and conveying.

Developed in collaboration with warehouse and logistics customers, the SICK CLV610, combined with the CDF600-2 fieldbus module, is said to deliver ‘plug-and-play’ rapid configuration and ease of use.

There are three versions of the unit – ECO, CAN and fieldbus – which can be integrated with a variety of factory automated control systems, including Profibus, so it can be used as a replacement or new scanning resource in most situations and is suitable for mounting to all conveyor systems.

Commenting on the development, Tim Stokes AudoIdent oroduct specialist for Sick (UK), said: “The SICK CLV610 scanner ensures excellent reading reliability where codes are well presented and SMART reconstruction is not required. Lower contrast codes present no problem and, with the scanning frequency adjustable up to 1000 scans/second, high read rates are delivered.

“The wide, optimised reading field of the SICK CLV610, together with its compact dimensions, mean it can be installed easily both in accessible and less accessible positions using a simple quick release bracket.

Incorporating an intuitive user interface and powerful IDpro platform, both common to all new SICK products, the unit is able to be rapidly set up and configured.

Data is transmitted by the unit to the control system in the desired format, instead of requiring additional programming in the remote controller or PLC, reducing processing time and possible errors. The parameter cloning facility enables a replacement scanner to be installed without time-consuming reconfiguration, and the scanner can even be used as a multiplexer for other CLV610 scanners, without additional hardware.

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