Robotics Industry News
SICK Launches New High-performance Bar Code Scanners
SICK, Inc. Posted 09/04/2008
CLV620 and CLV630 offer greater reading performance, increased functionality and flexibility
Minneapolis, Minn., – August 21, 2008. SICK (www.sickusa.com), one of the world’s leading manufacturers of sensors, safety systems, vision, and automatic identification products for factory and logistics automation, today announced the launch of its CLV620 and CLV630 line of bar code scanners. These scanners are compact, yet powerful new tools for a wide range of logistics applications, such as distribution warehouses, high-speed packaging, and parcel/postal operations.
Speed, power, flexibility and ease of use are the features that define the new CLV 620 and CLV630 Laser Bar Code family. Connectivity options have also become a driving factor in bar code applications and that is why all of the scanners in the CLV 6XX family have both onboard serial and EtherNet communication versions. Other advanced features, like tracking packages with encoder input and an IP 65 enclosure rating, give this new scanner platform the high-end performance usually expected in scanners 2 to 3 times the cost.
These new bar code scanners offer greater reading performance via SMART (SICK’s Modular Advanced Recognition Technology), added functionality that enables the scanners to read poor, partially hidden, or damaged bar codes. The CLV620 and CLV630 also have much higher processing capabilities (between 10 – 20 x higher), which results in real-time 1200 Hz scanning. These innovative bar code scanners also allow users to easily program complex sorting, filtering and output functionality.
The products are easy to set up using SICK’s SOPAS engineering tool (SICK Open Portal for Applications and Systems). This intelligent software program provides customers with a universal platform for user-friendly data management.
SICK is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of sensors, safety systems and automatic identification products for industrial applications. With nearly 450 patents, SICK continues to lead the industry in new product innovations. The diversity of its product line allows SICK to offer solutions at every phase of production in the logistics, automotive, packaging, electronics, food and beverage, and material handling markets. SICK was founded in 1946 and has operations or representation in 65 countries worldwide.