Barcode readers identify food and beverage pallet labels, even under challenging conditions
After production is complete, foods are boxed and palletized for transport. Pallet scanning systems are used to register pallets leaving the factory and route them to the correct warehouse or distribution center. Pallets are often shrink-wrapped with reflective materials such as tape or plastic, which can cause no-reads during scanning. Because a pallet contains many barcodes that must be read, it can be difficult for the reader to distinguish the right one. Lighting conditions can also present challenges. Factory lighting can vary throughout the day, and occlusions in the camera’s line of sight may also render codes unreadable..
The DataMan 470 with High-Speed Steerable Mirror scans pallets as easily as boxes. With a large depth-of-field and wide field-of-view, this solution captures multiple labels on pallets from short working distances quickly and accurately, even when they are degraded, torn, or covered in plastic wrap. A cost-effective pallet scanning solution, the DataMan 470 with High-Speed Steerable Mirror achieves industry-leading 99.9% read rates by using image-based barcode reading technology and advanced algorithms to decode 1D and 2D codes. Polarized filters make it easy to read codes under shiny plastic wrap.