Microscan introduces Mini Hawk ESD Safe barcode imager for electronics applications
Mini Hawk ESD Safe
Microscan has added an ESD-safe fixed-mount barcode imager to its Mini Hawk line. The Mini Hawk ESD Safe combines a compact size with high-resolution optics and Microscan X-Mode decoding algorithms and is suitable for electronics applications.
The Mini Hawk ESD Safe enables the close-range reading of difficult direct part marks on static-sensitive components.
The miniature barcode imager can be integrated into any ESD-sensitive assembly process to read 1D and 2D barcodes directly marked on each part.
- Nickel coating
- ESD-safe labels and cabling
- X-Mode decode algorithms
- Easy setup and deployment
- RoHS/WEEE compliance
- Visible performance indicators
- High-speed, high-resolution configurations
The HS-41X handheld DPM imager from Microscan is a compact unit for decoding low-contrast 2D symbols on substrates such as sheet metals, castings, plastics and electronic components. It is said to be suitable for any automated data application, from clean rooms to industrial environments.
The Autovision product suite from Microscan includes compact smart cameras and machine vision software and is targeted at companies in need of high-speed inline barcode verification.
Microscan has announced that its webinar, ‘Ensuring readable codes with machine vision verification’, is now available on demand.
Legible, accurate barcodes have never been more important than they are today, when automated supply chains depend on data accuracy to ensure the reliable performance of global operations. Machine vision verification is one tool that can be used to ensure that barcodes meet a consistent level of quality for readability in an automated process and that bad codes are identified before they result in costly failures.
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