Electrostatic discharge (ESD), the sudden flow of static electricity between two objects, is a costly and dangerous threat to a broad range of industries, including biotechnology and pharmaceutical, electronics, energy production, materials, medical devices and semiconductors. ESD can damage electronic devices, spark explosions or fires in flammable environments and cause data failures. According to the EOS/ESD Association, ESD costs the electronics industry alone billions of dollars each year by affecting production yields, product quality and customer satisfaction.
Common barcode reading applications include:
Read 1D barcodes on products that are stopped, slow moving, or presented by hand to the barcode reader or read fast moving barcodes, including those on ultra-fast production lines.
Read challenging direct part mark (DPM) codes on virtually any surface (glass, metal, ceramic, plastic), or read stopped, hand presented, or moving 2D codes printed on labels.