Low cost competitive barcode readers are often used to scan multiple codes on parts before they are assembled on a vehicle. Scan rates using handheld readers can vary between three and twelve seconds per code. Difficult to read codes increase the operator’s workflow time and restricts the number of cars produced each day.
By implementing Cognex image-based barcode readers in presentation mode into the kitting process, the operator’s workflow time is able to be reduced to less than one second. This workflow optimization results in the vehicle spending less time at each assembly station and more vehicles produced each day.