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Just Scan It – Code Scanning Made Easy!

Identify, Decode and Check

1D/2D and barcode scanners from wenglor reliably process simple barcodes with high data density, all the way up to complex 2D codes, which are marked directly on the respective parts (DPM codes). Thanks to its comprehensive scanner portfolio, wenglor offers the right technology and solution for every code type and application.

1D Code Scanners

identify, decode and check 1D codes – thanks to line, raster or sweep raster technology with the best performance in terms of readability and scan rate. 

1D/2D Code Scanners

reliably process simple barcodes with high data density, all the way up to complex 2D codes, which are marked directly on the respective parts (DPM codes).

1D/2D Handheld Scanners

enable flexible, location-independent reading of 1D and 2D codes – regardless of the orientation of the code and even on difficult surfaces.
Don't know exactly what type of code you need to scan and which scanner will best suit your application?
Click through our guide!

C5PC Series – Scanning without Software

The 1D/2D code scanners from the C5PC series are ready for immediate use: Automatic configuration takes place thanks to auto-setup and unlimited auto-focus (liquid lens). Thanks to wenglor WebLink (web server), no software is required. In addition, it is optionally possible to save settings in a database stored in the sensor, the so-called Multishot Configuration Database; the settings are processed automatically by a trigger signal and the result is output as soon as a setting leads to scanning success. The functionality is rounded off with protection against manipulation with adjustable password-protected user levels.
  • Scanning of printed and directly marked 1D and 2D codes 
  • Range: 50…1,200 mm
  • Various resolutions: 0.34, 1.2 and 5 megapixels 
  • High-speed mode for capturing up to 32 codes at once
  • Linking of up to 8 scanners via CodeScan 360
  • Code quality determination according to ISO/IEC standards
  • Automated code queries with Multishot Configuration Database for reduced manual programming
  • Interfaces: RS-232, Ethernet TCP/IP, PROFINET or EtherNet/IPTM

With the numerous product variants of the C5PC series, we have the right solution for every industry and every application.

The automotive industry places high demands on the traceability of the installed components – in the quality assurance process, many different types of parts must be continuously checked (track and trace). The scanners used must read different types of codes (1D and 2D codes) that have been applied in different sizes to different materials and difficult surfaces such as dark plastic parts and shiny metal surfaces in different ways (needle-punched, etched, lasered).

Decoding of DataMatrix Codes on Engine Blocks

In end-of-line quality control of engine blocks, a C5PC code scanner uses a needle-punched QR code to determine which engine block it is and which test program must be selected.

DataMatrix Code Scanning on Plastic Hoses in Varying Light Conditions

Thanks to the automatic brightness and exposure control, a C5PC code scanner reliably detects 2D codes on black plastic tubes, even in highly fluctuating light conditions and changing positions.

Rapidly moving electronic and semiconductor components often have very small, dark or glossy surfaces. Thus, the (DPM) codes applied to them are also very small and must be recorded and scanned by the scanner in short cycle times. In order to enable continuous quality assurance, each individual assembly must be scanned and thus identified (track and trace).

Detection of Small QR Codes on High-Gloss Electronic Components

Thanks to their high resolution, C5PC code scanners read very small DPM codes that are barely larger than one millimeter. Using polarization filters or optical diffusers, codes on extremely reflective electronic components are reliably decoded.

Scanning of QR Codes on Printed Circuit Boards

For end-to-end product traceability (track and trace), QR codes are scanned on printed circuit boards in the semiconductor industry and the collected data is transmitted to the control system. Thanks to its compact format, the C5PC can be mounted under the conveyor rail to save space.

Scanners are used to determine the authenticity of each individual item in the pharmaceutical and food industry. They read the product information encrypted in 2D codes and forward the data for plagiarism testing. In order to avoid costly recalls due to the delivery of faulty items, a continuous quality assurance process is also necessary, which prevents the dispatch of reject articles and items with production errors.

360° Code Scanning on Canned Foods

After the filling process in the food industry, all articles are provided with a barcode for traceability and identification. Using the CodeScan 360 link, six C5PC scanners perform a 360° code scan synchronously and at very high speed.

Code Reading of Pharmaceuticals and Packaging at High Speeds

For end-to-end product traceability, the codes of the ampoules (1D) and the associated cardboard packaging (2D) are scanned and assigned to each other when pharmaceuticals are packaged. The 1D/2D code scanners from the C5PC series used have a high-speed mode that enables up to 32 codes to be recorded simultaneously.

Which Scanner Suits Your Application?

The different code types

1D codes consist of bars and spaces of different widths, which represent the stored information. To read the codes, the 1D code scanner emits light, which is reflected back to varying degrees by the bars and spaces. The scanner’s decoding unit reads the coded information based on the contrasts. The read code can then be transmitted to a control unit via various interfaces. The coded information can be an item number or another type of identification. Reading this identification allows products or goods carriers to be tracked, for example.

There are different types of 1D codes:
• Code11
• Code32
• Interleaved 2 of 5
• Code MSI Plessey
• UK Plessey code
• Telepen code
• Pharma code
• Planet
• BC412
• Postal codes
• Trioptic

Benefits of 1D codes

  • Easy and affordable to create
  • High initial reading rates due to check digit in the code

Possible application areas of 1D codes

  • Electronics and semiconductor industry
  • Automotive industry
  • Consumer goods industry
  • Transport logistics
2D codes are divided into two categories: Matrix codes and stacked codes.
The information in the matrix code is represented by a specific arrangement in the geometric line grid. The stacked code , on the other hand, contains information which is represented by lines and spaces of different widths in several lines.
Once the scanner has captured a code, the camera chip detects the contrast between the white spaces and the black elements and converts this information into a binary code. Finally, this data is output via an interface for further processing. Alternatively, the data can also be processed directly in the scanner so that the result can be output via the integrated switching outputs if a read code matches a master code (match code function).

There are different types of 2D codes: 
Matrix CodesStacked Codes
• DataMatrix
• Data Matrix Rectangle Extension
• Han Xin
• QR Code
• Micro QR Code
• QR Model 1
• Aztec Code
• Grid Matrix
• Maxicode
• Micro PDF417
• Codablock F
• GS1 Databar Composite
• GS1 Databar
• GS1 Databar Stacked
• Dotcode

Benefits of matrix codes

  • High information content with space-saving design
  • Error tolerance of up to 30%

Benefits of stacked codes

  • More compact than a 1D code
  • Height and width can be individually adjusted

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