SICK launches Lector 630 code reader 'ready for any task' at IMHX


SICK UK is launching the versatile Lector630 image-based code reader at the IMHX Show to offer a compact, high-resolution image-based code reader that is ready for any storage, handling and warehousing task.

As a global provider of industrial sensors in logistics and materials handling worldwide, SICK is constantly innovating to set the benchmarks for quality and process efficiency. In logistic centres, retail and mail order warehouses and airports across the world, a broad range of SICK sensors are deployed from simple photoelectric sensors and bar code readers, right through to RFID.

The new SICK Lector 630 code reader is easily adapted to each application to perform comprehensive tracking, trace, sorting and identification duties. In a compact housing, it offers up to 2 megapixel resolution reading with adjustable integrated lighting and a choice of exchangeable optics.

Says Mark Harris SICK UK's Systems & Auto Ident Manager:

"Why look at installing several different readers at many points across a site when one reader, with a range of different optics variations, can excel at many tasks? You can standardise the code reading operation at a stroke.

"It doesn't matter if the code is small and has to be read at a distance over a wide conveyor, or is complex and close up in the middle of a clutter of print or parts, the resolution, lighting and focus capability of the Lector 630 can be adapted to match."

With a compact IP67 housing, the Lector 630 has an intuitive user interface, quick set-up button and MicroSD card all to simplify commissioning, operation and maintenance. When replacement is necessary, the MicroSD card enables cloning and rapid substitution with minimal line downtime.

The Lector 630's high-resolution reader ensures maximum performance, even in difficult conditions. Commissioning is easy due to the integrated lighting and aiming laser. The beeper signal and coloured feedback spot on the read object ensure direct result supervision is rapid and simple under operating conditions.

The unique optics of the Lector 630 provide the engineer with a wide lens choice, from small S-mount lenses to high quality C-mount lenses. To set up the optimum viewing angle, the Lector 630 offers an innovative range of ring lights, which are easy to mount without cabling and come equipped with a convenient filter holder to facilitate swapping the filters. The Lector 630's optics can be covered by hoods to meet the IP 67 rating.

The SICK 4Dpro common communications platform means the Lector 630's is easily integrated into surrounding networks and is compatible with other SICK auto-ident devices. Images and reading data are viewed in the Sensor Integration Unit panel which allows oversight and analysis of trends to make daily operation more efficient.

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