Guided container and tray identification made easy
Leuze is introducing the latest addition to the BCL series with the new stationary bar code reader BCL 200i. It supports guided container and tray identification and is especially suited to tight installation spaces on the conveyor line.
Owen, January 26, 2021
As an expert in the field of identification, Leuze has been producing bar code readers since the 1990s. The company has continuously developed its product portfolio in this sector. LEUZE bar code readers meet numerous intralogistics requirements and are thus suitable for a wide range of applications. With the BCL 200i, Leuze is now expanding its BCL series with an additional stationary bar code reader.
Small but powerful
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 makes it particularly suitable for applications in tight spaces, such as on or between conveyor lines. In addition to the small dimensions, this type of installation is further facilitated by the cable outlet on the side of the device as well as its dovetail connection.
Specialized for guided container and tray identification
The new BCL 200i is particularly suited to the detection of 1D codes in guided container reading, regardless of whether the bar code is printed vertically or horizontally on the label. The same is true for guided tray identification when various moving trays are horizontally marked with 1D codes. The device features integrated Ethernet TCP/IP and PROFINET interfaces. The web-based configuration tool enables remote diagnostics from anywhere in the world.
Detection through code reconstruction technology
The integrated code reconstruction technology (CRT) enables the BCL 200i to read even 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.
Activation without additional sensor system
Thanks to automatic reflector activation (autoReflAct), the new stationary bar code reader can be activated without an additional sensor system. This is achieved by directing the scanner with reduced scanning beam towards a reflector mounted behind the conveyor path. As long as the scanner is targeted at the reflector, the reading gate remains closed. If the reflector is covered by an object such as a container with a bar code label, the scanner activates the read procedure. The label on the container is then read. The read procedure is completed as soon as the scanner has a clear line of sight to the reflector again.