The industry trend to produce in batch size 1 is driving the development of automation of manufacturing processes. In order to guarantee short throughput times despite individualized products and to remain competitive in production, Sick offers suitable detection and reading solutions, such as the new Lector61x.
The smallest code reader camera measures only 30mm x 40mm x 50mm and complements the Lector series for detection of 1D, 2D and stacked codes. In addition to the logistics and automotive industries, they are used for component traceability, particularly in the sensitive and miniaturized electronics industry and in industry in general for the identification of components, devices and printed circuit boards, as well as as for date code control, serialization and packaging content monitoring in the consumer goods industry.
Thanks to its compact housing with its integrated cables, it can be optimally installed in production lines with limited space. According to Sick, the Lector61x is characterized by excellent reading properties for very small codes, with poor quality or short reading distances. The Lector61x can even read codes that are not visible to the naked eye. Thanks to a clever algorithm, its high-performance DPM decoder can perfectly read laser-etched or micro-percussion codes, even in the event of low contrast level, contamination or poor quality code.
The flexible lighting concept with eight LEDs and two colors can be flexibly controlled and allows reliable identification of codes, regardless of surface or color. The new focus adjustment, equipped with a “time-of-flight” distance sensor and a laser target, enables quick and easy commissioning.
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