New 1D Bar Code Reader with Ethernet TCP/IP and PROFINET Interfaces

Press Release Summary:

  • BCL 200i features a side cable outlet as well as its dovetail connection
  • Integrated CRT enables it to read even bar codes with small line heights as well as damaged or smudged labels
  • Suitable for applications in tight spaces, such as on or between conveyor lines

Original Press Release:

Guided Container and Tray Identification Made Easy

Leuze is introducing the latest addition to the BCL series with the new stationary bar code reader BCL 200i. It supports guided container and tray identification, especially suited to tight installation spaces on the conveyor line.

As an expert in the field of identification, Leuze has been producing bar code readers since the 1990s. The company has continuously developed its product portfolio in this sector. LEUZE bar code readers meet numerous intralogistics requirements and are thus suitable for a wide range of applications. With the BCL 200i, Leuze is now expanding its BCL series with an additional stationary bar code reader.

Small but powerful

The new BCL 200i is a 1D bar code reader with integrated industrial interfaces and simple PROFINET configuration. The device can be configured directly in the control via the GSDML file. The compact design makes it suitable for applications in tight spaces, such as on or between conveyor lines. This compact design also features a side cable outlet as well as its dovetail connection.

Specialized for guided container and tray identification The new BCL 200i is particularly suited for the detection of 1D codes in guided container reading, regardless of whether the bar code is printed vertically or horizontally on the label. The same is true for guided tray identification when various moving trays are horizontally marked with 1D codes. The device features integrated Ethernet TCP/IP and PROFINET interfaces. The web-based configuration tool enables remote diagnostics from anywhere in the world.

Detection through code reconstruction technology The integrated code reconstruction technology (CRT) enables the BCL 200i to read even bar codes with small line heights as well as damaged or smudged labels. With the aid of the CRT decoder, bar codes can also be read at a large twist angle. The resulting decrease in no-reads significantly increases system availability.

Activation without additional sensor system Thanks to automatic reflector activation (autoReflAct), the new stationary bar code reader can be activated without an additional sensor system. This is achieved by directing the scanner with reduced scanning beam towards a reflector mounted behind the conveyor path. As long as the scanner is targeted at the reflector, the reading gate remains closed. If the reflector is covered by an object such as a container with a bar code label, the scanner activates the read procedure. The label on the container is then read. The read procedure is completed as soon as the scanner has a clear line of sight to the reflector again.

Press Inquiries:
Sarah Miller
T 248.446.2483
sarah.miller@leuze.com

About Leuze

With curiosity and determination, the Sensor People from Leuze have been forerunners for innovations and technological milestones in industrial automation for more than 50 years. They are driven by the success of their customers. Yesterday. Today. Tomorrow. The technology leader’s high-tech product range includes a number of different sensors for the field of automation technology. Among these are switching and measuring sensors, identification systems, and data transmission and image processing solutions. As a Safety Expert, Leuze is also focused on components, services and solutions for safety at work. Leuze concentrates on its core industries, in which the Sensor People have extensive, specific application knowhow and many years of experience. These include intralogistics and the packaging industry, machine tools, the automotive industry as well as laboratory automation. Leuze was founded in 1963, headquartered in Owen/Teck in Southern Germany. Today there are more than 1200 Sensor People around the world who are working with determination and passion for progress and transformation to make their customers successful in a constantly changing industry. Regardless of whether in the technological competence centers or in one of the 21 sales companies, supported by more than 40 international distributors. www.leuze.com

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