Guided identification becomes easier

Leuze presents the latest addition to the BCL series with the new BCL 200i stationary barcode reader. It supports guided identification of containers and trays and is particularly suitable for tight installation spaces on the conveyor line. Thanks to code reconstruction technology, this reader can also read damaged or small codes.

Leuze has been manufacturing barcode readers since the 1990s. The company has continuously developed its product portfolio in this area. Leuze barcode readers meet numerous requirements in intralogistics and are therefore suitable for a wide range of applications. With the BCL 200i, Leuze is extending the BCL series with a further stationary barcode reader. Designed specifically for conveyor systems, the new BCL 200i is a 1D bar code reader with integrated industrial interfaces and simple PROFINET configuration. The device can be configured directly in the control via the GSDML file. The compact design of the BCL 200i makes it particularly suitable for applications with limited installation space such as on or between conveyor lines. In addition to the small dimensions, the location of the cable outlet on the side of the device and its dovetail mounting system make it even easier to install in space constrained applications.

Detection through code reconstruction technology

The new BCL 200i is particularly suited to guided container identification. It is particularly suited to the detection of 1D codes on trays and containers regardless of whether the bar code is printed vertically or horizontally. The same applies to the guided tray identification when several moving trays are marked horizontally with 1D codes. The device features integrated Ethernet TCP/IP and PROFINET interfaces and a web-based configuration tool enables remote diagnostics from anywhere in the world. Additionally, the inclusion of integrated code reconstruction technology (CRT) enables the BCL 200i to read bar codes with small line heights as well as damaged or smudged labels. With the aid of the CRT decoder, bar codes can also be read at a large twist angle. The resulting decrease in no-reads significantly increases system availability and decreases down-time. The new device also incorporates automatic reflector activation (autoReflAct), enabling activation without an additional trigger sensor system. This is achieved by directing the scanner with reduced scanning beam towards a reflector mounted across the conveyor. If the reflector is covered by an object such as a container with a bar code label, the scanner activates the read procedure. The read procedure is completed as soon as the scanner can see the reflector again.