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Cognex: Optimizing Logistics for your Operations

Barcode label verification processes can be slowed down if the labels are not correctly aligned and visible so they can be properly scanned. And if the barcode label is not in good condition, that can cause it to not even register. On a conveyor, many systems require several cameras at different heights to scan every package. How can a business keep up with growing ecommerce and on-demand shopping if they must slow things down to properly scan barcode labels?

Cognex is driven by problem-solving for their clients, creating Machine Vision products to help automate logistics and see them excel in the most efficient manner.

Cognex Barcode Verifiers

Cognex helps to streamline barcode label verification through tunnels, print & apply, tote scanning, pallet/door dock scanning, and more. They have created fixed-mount solutions for greater scanning speeds with greater accuracy. Deployment of Cognex fixed-mount systems are easy with all the tools provided to build effective read zones.

Cognex strives to help the fastest growing logistics markets through Deep Learning that drives Machine Vision, while envisioning an Industry 4.0 for smarter future processes. At Cognex, growth and efficiency are their focus, becoming the world’s leading provider of Machine Vision systems and industrial barcode readers through automation.

Imprint Enterprises shares this vision of a future with efficient barcode reading processes that can work 24/7. Imprint and Cognex help to improve customers’ productivity, accuracy, and throughput, making Imprint a Cognex Certified System Integrator (CSI) for Cognex.

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Fixed-mount Solutions for Greater Efficiency

Cognex fixed-mount solutions are ideal for use in:

        • Retail Distribution
        • Ecommerce fulfillment
        • Parcel & post
        • Grocery fulfillment
        • Airport baggage handling
        • Intralogistics
        • and more

Create multi-reader sync for coverage on multiple sides using Cognex automated fixed-mount systems that have high resolution with an extreme depth of field. The life of a barcode label can be extended with the ability to scan them with minimal contact, even if the printing has faded or is slightly damaged.

Cognex has patented algorithms so that any code can be read quickly every time, scanning at speeds 45-60 miles per hour. Some fixed-mount options can be used with a mirror to create a larger field of view with a short working distance.

Employees can keep two hands on boxes with a fixed-mount scanner, regardless of their height with the extreme depth of field & dynamic auto-focus on the scanners. Read rates are 10x faster than competition, increasing throughput over handhelds.

Cognex mounted scanner

DataMan 470 Series

The DataMan 470 series fixed-mount scanner uses industrial Machine Vision for industrial applications, eliminating the need to manually position items on conveyors. This scanner can solve complex, high-throughput manufacturing and logistics needs. Using HDR+ (High Dynamic Range) imaging technology delivers a greater depth-of-field, adjusting contrast ranges and variant backgrounds, picking up reads not visible to conventional readers and creating faster line speeds.


              • IP67 with cables and appropriate lens cover attached
              • Advanced algorithms: 1DMax, 2DMax, Hotbars, PowerGrid, 1D/2D Auto-Discrimination
              • Dimensions: 73mm x 54mm x 42mm; 113mm x 91mm x 75mm (with HPIT)

              • Weight: 165g

              • Image Sensor Resolution: 2048×1536 or 2448×2048

              • C-mount and high-speed liquid lens with dynamic autofocusing

              • Multi-core processing power for high-speed decoding

              • High-powered integrated torch (HPIT) with guided laser aimer

              • Operating temperature 32°F to 134.6°F (0°C to 57°C)

              • Storage temperature -4°F to 176°F (-20°C to 80°C)

              • Operating and Storage Humidity <95% non-condensing

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Dataman 280 scanning boxes

DataMan 280 Series

The newest member of DataMan family, the DataMan 280 series fixed-mount reader is the highest-end performer in compact packaging with a right-angle option for tight spaces. With fast decoding and easy setup, this scanner can read multiple codes simultaneously in the field of view, offloading images quickly with Industry 4.0 features.

The latest patented decoding algorithms and technology read low resolution and damaged codes at high speeds, including QR and DPM, even when the codes are behind specular wraps.


                  • IP67 rating
                  • Latest Cognex algorithms (1D/2D low res, QR PowerGrid)
                  • Decode speeds approximately 14ms to 11ms
                  • 1280×960 global shutter image resolution
                  • Operating temperature 32°F to 104°oF (0°C to 40°C)
                  • Storage temperature 14°F to 140°F (-10°C to 60°C)
                  • Operating and Storage Humidity <95% non-condensing
                  • Straight configuration 6.2 mm: 75.5 x 42.4 x 23.6 mm
                  • Straight configuration 16 mm: 90.6 x 42.4 x 23.6 mm
                  • Right-angle configuration 6.2 mm: 78.5 x 42.4 x 37.8 mm
                  • Right-angle configuration 16 mm: 78.5 x 42.4 x 52.9 mm
                  • Weight: 6.2mm is 141g; 16mm is 169g; Right-angle adds 50g

DataMan 260/150 Series

Excellent for tight spaces and pairing well with a small mirror to create a larger field of view, the DataMan 260/150 series fixed-mount scanner reads 1D linear barcodes, higher-density 2D matrix codes, or DPM codes. It uses 1DMax® with Hotbars™ technology reads low resolution 1D codes and 2DMax® with PowerGrid™ technology reads damaged 2D codes.

This fixed-mount scanner series come with interchangeable lens with optics mount for varying application needs. Setup and installation are easy, with the liquid lends and auto-focus options.


                  • IP65 rating

                  • 1D/2D reading

                  • Advanced algorithms

                  • 752×480 or 1280×960 global shutter image resolution

                  • Straight 260: 42.5mm x 22mm x 76.1mm

                  • Straight 150: 42.5mm x 22mm x 55(63)mm

                  • Right-Angle 260: 42.5mm x 48.5mm x 49.6mm

                  • Right-Angle 150: 42.5mm x 28(36)mm x 49.6mm

Cognex Barcode Verifiers
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DataMan 70 Series

Having a small footprint with advanced image formation to read 1D/2D label-based barcodes, the DataMan 70 series fixed-mount is an effective solution for indexed or high-speed manufacturing and logistics applications. It is small enough to fit in tight spaces while handling harsh environments.


                  • IP65 rating

                  • 1D/2D reading

                  • Advanced algorithms

                  • 1280×960 global shutter image resolution

                  • Operating temperature 32°F to 104°F (0°C to 40°C)

                  • Storage temperature 50°F to 140°F (10°C to 60°C) operation (not freezer)

                  • Windows® 7 and 10 operating system

                  • 42.4 mm x 22.2 mm x 38.7 mm

                  • Weighs 42g without the cable

Machine Vision Deployment 

Machine Vision encompasses all industrial and non-industrial applications in which a combination of hardware and software provide operational guidance to devices in the execution of their functions based on the capture and processing of images. Machine Vision relies on digital sensors with specialized optics to capture images for software and hardware to process, analyze, and measure.

Cognex incorporates Deep Learning to achieve Machine Vision, using HDR/HDR+ to create viable reads of barcodes regardless of the condition of the label or container. Work can still proceed, and conveyors can still move, even if barcode labels are wrinkled, have a light print, codes are damaged, or container surfaces are uneven.

High Dynamic Range (HDR) and HDR+ reduces over- and under-exposure by as much as 20-30%, providing greatest depth-of-field over conventional imaging sensors. This can significantly reduce exposure times, increasing line speed possibilities by 75-82% over conventional sensors. Cognex scanning products provide the ultimate flexibility and configuration providing multiple liquid lens options and front cover options.

Cognex has a software program on their website that is free to download as many times as wanted, even into virtual devises. Software maintenance and setup is quick and easy with the ability to make adjustments through WebHMI once configured. Configure multiple units concurrently after the initial unit configuration is saved. The software can show all readers that are connected across the same network and includes an easily accessible FAQ section.


Set your Facility to Exceed Future Expectations

Logistics is the fastest growing market, driven by big retailers that are invested in automation to streamline processes. Automation can transform the market for faster deliveries and lessen dependency on hard-to-find employees or seasonal workers. Cognex delivers today while creating a smarter tomorrow.

Cognex has been in business for over 40 years with offices in over 20 countries and over 30,000 customers. Cognex is the global leader in Machine Vision and barcode applications for industrial and non-industrial facilities. They incorporate Deep Learning and Industry 4.0 to create emergent technology with significant potential of what Machine Vision can do today and in the future.

Barcode technology applications can struggle in a traditional Machine Vision environment. Deep Learning helps to enable Machine Vision to solve challenging applications which previously were only done by a team of human visual inspectors. Industry 4.0 considers how Cognex can bring more data out of their solutions to make everything smarter and more capable, leveraging the deployed applications to provide greater data on how things are deploying for potential improvements.

Imprint Enterprises, as a Cognex Certified System Integrator, can bring the best to your facility. Imprint will come to your facility to provide a visual display of how the Cognex products can help streamline your processes, increasing efficiency.

Contact Imprint today to discuss which Machine Vision option is best suited to your current and future needs.

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