Microscan, the barcode, machine vision and lighting solutions provider, has introduced the new Xi series of miniature, lightweight barcode readers available with embedded Ethernet. The Mini Hawk Xi and MS-4Xi imagers are said to be ideal barcode reading solutions for almost any automation environment, with powerful decode algorithms to read nearly any1D/2D symbol, including the most challenging direct part marks (DPM). Both products feature 10 to 30 VDC power requirements, optoisolated I/O, and RJ45 and M12 connectors, along with compatibility with Microscan's full line of industrial M12 accessories.
The Xi series imagers feature Microscan's X-Mode decode algorithms for reading damaged, distorted, or difficult low contrast codes, including direct part marks such as dot peen and laser/ chemical etch. In addition to the most ag¬gressive decoding available, X-Mode technology provides easy setup and deployment in nearly any automation application. The Mini Hawk Xi additionally includes autofocus, and both high speed and high resolution configurations.
Both imagers are ultra-compact and lightweight for flexible positioning in tight spaces, measuring just 25.4 mm x 45.7 mm x 53.3 mm, and weighing 91 g. The right angle mirror option and corner-exit cable are specifically designed to conserve cubic space for the tightest fit possible within instrumentation and equip¬ment, or for mounting into robotic applications. The Xi imagers also include visible LED indicators, targeting laser pattern, "good read" green flash, and an EZ button for instant setup and configuration.