Data reading in atex environment
12 December 2012
High quality reading of 1D barcodes and 2D Data Matrix ECC200 codes for product traceability, safety and identification is now available under hazardous area conditions with the new SICK ICR840-2 ATEX Image Code Readers
The readers are said to bring the benefits of efficient manufacturing data control to Zone 1 and Zone 2 processes where it was previously unavailable.
Two ATEX certificated models are available, the SICK IP65 rated ICR840-2 ATEX reader for Zone 2 operation and, for Zone 1 operation, the iSCAN300 1D/2D reader which incorporates an ICR840-2 series reader in a bespoke Extronics ATEX II 2GD EEx d IIC T6 IP66 housing.
In both models, the ICR840-2 code readers deliver high reliability data reading to overcome weak contrasts, misaligned, dirty and poor markings, whether on labels, cartons or directly marked. The image code readers can be selected to meet specific application needs.