Automated Sorting

Increase operational efficiency of the food and beverage distribution process

Cognex dataman box packaged food automated sorting conveyor belts

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DataMan 370 Series

Fixed-mount barcode readers deliver superior read performance for the broadest range of applications.

Food and beverage manufacturers commonly use sorting conveyors to move, sort, and track boxes and cartons with 1D and 2D codes on them through a facility. According to the data encoded in each barcode, the sorting conveyor directs packages for shipping. Labels may be applied to the wrong sides of boxes or need to be read from extreme angles. Others may be compromised or damaged and must be identified quickly to correct problems. The ability to read these types of codes swiftly and accurately is fundamental to any food and beverage logistics operation tracking and tracing goods for warehousing and shipping.

DataMan barcode readers with Xpand technology provide a wide depth of field, and liquid lens technology enables a long depth of field. They accommodate perspective distortion and allow DataMan readers to identify codes at varying heights and depths. Using advanced algorithms and decoding technology, Cognex barcode readers offer up to 99.9% read rates, even for damaged, smudged, and torn codes or even codes covered in shiny material. Cognex barcode readers improve food traceability, which helps warehouse managers know where parcels are at any given time, reducing loss. 

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