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ICR860 2-D code reader convincing in long-range applications
Waldkirch, November 2006 The new ICR860 is a flexible, pre-configured vision system for the automatic identification of data matrix codes. With its extensive reading range of 0.2 - 2 m and its robust design, the device is designed for use under industrial conditions. Thanks to interchangeable lenses, comprehensive illumination solutions, and the familiar user-friendly interface, the sensor can be rapidly adapted to any task without additional software integration in electronic production, automobile construction and in other industrial sectors.

The range required, and the marking technology used, are the most important conditions in the identification of data matrix codes on assemblies and components. The ICR860 is characterised by great flexibility in both regards. Data matrix codes can be just as reliably read over short distances as over long distances regardless of whether code labels or direct part marking (printed by needle, laser or inkjet) are used.

Operator guidance simplifies commissioning

Commissioning is user-friendly and takes place by means of Webserver technology. Calibration of the code reader has a familiar look and feel to it thanks to software based on the CLV Setup program employed by Auto Ident systems from SICK. CLV Setup automatically determines the optimum reading field size and code resolution when the object distance and the focal point of the lens used are entered. As an option, the laser device can be integrated via an RS-485 or Ethernet interface for data transmission during operation.

Device versions meeting differing resolution requirements

With its 640 x 480 VGA pixels, the ICR860 already offers as standard a resolution that covers numerous tasks. If, however, high-resolution 2-D reading technology is required, the ICR862 an XGA reading device with 1,024 x 768 pixels offers a suitable alternative.