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3-Sided Barcode Reading Tunnels

Improve operational efficiency with combined top and side scanning

Improve read rates by scanning barcodes on multiple package sides

Cognex 3-Sided Barcode Reading Tunnels feature image-based barcode readers that use advanced algorithms and decoding technology to achieve up to 99.9% read rates which increases overall throughput and less manual rework. Cognex 3-Sided Barcode Reading Tunnels feature:

  • DataMan image-based barcode readers that have no moving parts that will wear out or fail.
  • Barcode Assignment a technology that prevents multi-reads of codes across small gaps and ensures the right code is assigned to the right package.
  • Angled wedges that deliver optimal reading perspective.
  • Real-time performance feedback and trending information that delivers operational insights for corrective action.
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Adapt to evolving needs with flexible tunnel solutions

Cognex 3-Sided Barcode Reading Tunnels for logistics are modular by design and are shipped as single units, that are optimized to belt height and width. The barcode reader modules are integrated onto a light, adjustable, and strong aluminum frame. The readers, modules, and frames are flexible to meet different environmental and business needs over time. Future modifications can include:

  • Adding and repositioning cameras
  • Modifying lighting accessories
  • Converting to 2D code reading
  • Upgrading to the latest vision and barcode reading technology

Achieve faster time to production

Designed with modular components, Cognex 3-Sided Barcode Reading Tunnels are quickly installed in just hours by a local Cognex certified Logistics Partner Integrator (LPI) or Cognex directly, so you more quickly realize the benefits of increased throughput, greater efficiency, and return on investment.

Once you are in operation, it is important to work with a trusted partner who delivers service and support when you need it. Cognex’s global team of dedicated logistics experts is ready to help accelerate adoption and keep your operations running smoothly through:

  • 24x7 phone support
  • On-site support options
  • Training classes and other educational resources
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