Scan all types of bar codes (ID reading)

What is a barcode scanner and how does ID reading work?

A barcode scanner is a device capable of reading the data of a barcode. Depending on the barcode scanner, a different technique is used. Think lasers or image recognition. We always use the scanners of Cognex.  They can read all popular "barcode symbologies," such as UPC-A, Code 39, Code 128, Interleaved 2 or 5, Data Matrix, QR, MaxiCode and Aztec, among others. Once the code is scanned, the read data can be used to track the object through its cycle in the production process.

Bar codes have three major advantages, which is why they are so frequently used in industrial applications:

  1. They are understood worldwide
  2. They enable traceability
  3. They offer automation, speed and therefore efficiency

Why choose Cognex as your ID reading provider?

As a specialist in automation, we always want to look for the most efficient solution. So for our vision systems, we use Cognex, because these cameras fit perfectly with our way of working. Cognex is used by top manufacturers and ensures that the items produced meet all strict quality requirements. Not only for reading barcodes, but also to avoid errors.

In the industry of the future, Machine Vision and ID reading will be crucial to automating your production process. Rapid data analysis will allow you to use the right equipment to immediately identify defective products, understand shortcomings and intervene quickly and efficiently. Are you prepared for this? Request a no-obligation demo in advance.

The different ID readers from Cognex

ID Reading with fixed mounting

Small scanners that are easy to use. They can read 1D and 2D bar codes and direct part markers. These cameras are very popular within manufacturing and logistics applications because of their flexible optics, many illumination options and quick implementation.

Handheld barcode scanners

These handy barcode scanners are capable of 1D, 2D and DPM codes. Companies choose handheld ID reading when there is a need for flexibility or freedom of movement. Examples include automotive, medical equipment, electronics, ... These industries require robust, efficient and user-friendly technologies.

ID Reading

To assess the quality of your barcodes. More and more industries require bar code verifiers. These bar code verifiers ensure that you meet minimum quality standards.

Mobile applications

Cognex Mobile Barcode Software Development Kit (SDK). Can be used on any smartphone or tablet with built-in camera. This application is commonly used for barcode reading for inventory, package delivery, patient ID scanning, vehicle inspection, ...

Other expertise within vision systems

Control printed data

The camera detects presence and correctness of printed, mandatory data.

Control of packaging

Check for codes, data, damages, errors, numbers, discrepancies and more.

Locating products

A camera looks for products on the conveyor belt. Then the robot can reposition them, move them, ...

Machine Vision

The umbrella term for vision systems. Locating, monitoring, measuring ...

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Interested in optimizing your production process with us?

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