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Cognex DataMan 500 Logistics Barcode Reader

Advanced technology for warehouse, distribution and fulfillment centers

The DataMan 500 is an advanced barcode reader that combines the benefits of image-based readers with the ease-of-use and cost of laser scanners for your postal, parcel and package sorting operations.

Find out how “Image-based Barcode Readers are Transforming the Logistics Industry” by reading this white paper.

The DataMan 500 industrial barcode scanner was specially developed with these key advantages:

High read rates

  • Image acquisition rates of up to 1,000 frames/second
  • Read the 1D and 2D barcodes that laser scanners cannot with IDMax code-reading technology
Washed Out Badly Printed Warped Labels
Noisy Background Blurring Extreme Perspective
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Unlike with lasers, with the DataMan 500 reader, you can:

  • See what the reader sees
  • Review live images now or later with automatic FTP image transfer
  • Easily diagnose “No reads” allowing for quick corrections on the line

High-speed Ethernet communications

  • Power over Ethernet (POE) eliminates a separate power supply or communication line
  • Supports RS-232 for integration into legacy systems

Proprietary imaging technology
Through Cognex innovation, the DataMan 500 can do what no other system can—offer you an advanced image-based reader with the same ease of use and cost as traditional laser scanners.

Liquid Lens Technology
DataMan 500 is the first barcode reader for the logistics industry to introduce liquid lens autofocus technology. The automatic adjusting focus of the liquid lens provides the maximum depth of field for even the highest speed applications. This optional accessory for DataMan 500 is fast and reliable and offers good optical quality with low power consumption.

DataMan 500 is used for code reading, tracking and sorting in a variety of industries and is the first image-based reader to be able to successfully accomplish logistics applications that were traditionally dominated by laser scanners. DataMan 500 is ideal for many retail and parcel distribution, postal and logistics applications, such as:

Tote ID & Sorting
DataMan 500 reads barcodes on totes quickly and accurately.
Side Scanning
DataMan 500 can be set up to read codes in print and apply or other side scanning applications.
Carton Coding
With the patented code reading technology, IDMax, DataMan 500 can easily read codes on virtually any surface.
Top Side Sorting
DataMan 500 reads barcodes on fast moving ship sorter applications.
Presentation Scanning
DataMan 500 can be setup for presentation scanning stations.

For the past 30 years, Cognex has offered Automatic Identification (Auto ID) to a variety of industries. DataMan 500 expands on the capabilities of the existing DataMan product family for many factory automation applications, including:

Code Reading on Packages
DataMan 500 reads codes on virtually any surface—from plastic to glass to corrugated material.
Pharmaceutical Traceability
DataMan 500 reads a variety of codes, including Pharmacodes, for easy traceability.
Automotive Traceability
DataMan 500 is optimized for DPM code reading applications and can read both 1D and 2D codes.
Code Reading on PCBs for Electronics
DataMan 500 can read small to large 1D and 2D codes, at the same time!

Long product life
DataMan 500 is designed with no moving parts!

Variable focus technology
The adjustable focus of the liquid lens gives the DataMan 500 maximum depth of field flexibility for even the highest speed applications. This proven new technology, already integrated into Cognex industrial readers, is reliable and fast and has good optical quality and low power consumption.


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