Natick, MA, USA November 02, 2022

Cognex Launches DataMan 8700LX Handheld Barcode Reader

Premium reading performance for label-based codes

Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ: CGNX), the leader in industrial machine vision, has introduced the DataMan® 8700LX, a high-performance handheld barcode reader for label-based codes.  

“The DataMan 8700LX puts industrial-grade label reading in the palm of your hand, with a rugged design that withstands the most demanding manufacturing environments,” said Matt Moschner, Cognex Vice President of ID Products and Platforms. “The system can be set up in minutes, streamlining deployment while improving part traceability and throughput.”  

Like all models in the DataMan 8700 family, the DataMan 8700LX is easy to use, oil and water resistant, and built to perform in harsh conditions. A built-in OLED display screen simplifies setup and gives operators quick and intuitive feedback without connecting to a PC. DataMan 8700 handheld readers support a broad range of industrial communication protocols, enabling them to operate efficiently in any facility.   

Other models in the DataMan 8700 family include the DataMan 8700DQ, designed for fast, accurate direct part mark (DPM) code reading, and the high-performance DataMan 8700DX with liquid lens for reading the toughest DPM and label-based codes. 

For more information on the DataMan 8700LX, visit or call 1-(855) 4-COGNEX.

About Cognex Corporation

Cognex Corporation (“the Company” or “Cognex”) invents and commercializes technologies that address some of the most critical manufacturing and distribution challenges. We are a leading global provider of machine vision products and solutions that improve efficiency and quality in high-growth-potential businesses across attractive industrial end markets. Our solutions blend physical products and software to capture and analyze visual information, allowing for the automation of manufacturing and distribution tasks for customers worldwide. Machine vision products are used to automate the manufacturing or distribution and tracking of discrete items, such as mobile phones, electric vehicle batteries and e-commerce packages, by locating, identifying, inspecting, and measuring them. Machine vision is important for applications in which human vision is inadequate to meet requirements for size, accuracy, or speed, or in instances where substantial cost savings or quality improvements are maintained.

Cognex is the world's leader in the machine vision industry, having shipped more than 4 million image-based products, representing over $10 billion in cumulative revenue, since the company's founding in 1981. Headquartered in Natick, Massachusetts, USA, Cognex has offices and distributors located throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia. For details, visit Cognex online at

Nathan McCurren
Head of Investor Relations
Cognex Corporation


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