Large reading distance

Bar code scanners for large reading distances are used in situations where code reading with large depth of field and reading field width at various object heights is necessary. Depending on the modulus width, read distances up to 2400 mm are possible here. With integrated connectivity for all common fieldbus systems and for RS232 / RS422 / RS485 interface.

BCL 500i and BCL 600i bar code readers

For large operating ranges and codes with small modulus width

The BCL 500i bar code readers are always used in situations where bar codes must be identified from a longer distance. The reading range is up to 2,400 mm depending on the device model. Furthermore, the integrated fieldbus networking is one of the key features of this series. Configuration is performed via a web technology-based graphic user interface.

The BCL 600i device family also operates with blue laser light and thereby attains a depth of field up to 50 % greater with small modulus widths and eliminates the need for expensive focus adjustment.

Our BCL 500i and BCL 600i bar code readers provide absolute reliability and optimum system availability in intralogistics.

Advantages for you

  • High system availability: Integrated code reconstruction technology enables reliable reading of damaged codes and, thus, a smooth process sequence
  • Simple integration: Module selection in the GSD/GSDML files enables simple integration in PROFIBUS or PROFINET networks
  • Fast commissioning: Thanks to parameterization via browser-based webConfig
  • For various areas of application: Code reading on objects of different heights, on objects moving at a high speed, or with objects at long distances
  • Available with various operating principles: Laser single line and oscillating mirror
  • For medium to large operating ranges

Applications

BCL 500: Bar code reading on objects of different heights

Requirement: On a roller conveyor, packages of different heights, all on trays, are transported at a high speed. It must be ensured that the 1D-codes are read reliably regardless of their distance from the reader.

Solution: The 1D-code readers have a reading range of up to 2,400 mm and can therefore read bar codes reliably even from longer distances, as well as at high web speeds.

BCL 500i: Omnidirectional bar code reading 

Requirement: Codes must be read on objects with high movement speed independent of their alignment, position and height.

Solution: The BCL 500i 1D-code readers are available as modular scanner systems for omnidirectional reading. Through their high scanning rate and operating range, codes can be read on quickly moving objects of various height.

BCL 500i: Fast commissioning with a large number of scan stations

Requirement: In a logistics center, a large number of bar code scan stations are being installed. The commissioning must be fast and simple.

Solution: Module selection in the GSD/GSDML files enables simple integration in PROFIBUS or PROFINET networks. Commissioning is performed quickly thanks to parameterization via the browser-based webConfig.

BCL 500i: Bar code reading on meshed containers

Requirement: In a logistics center, individual packages are picked as an overall shipment and loaded into meshed containers for the recipient. Some of the bar codes on the meshed containers are soiled or damaged in places and must still be read reliably.

Solution: The BCL 500i features integrated code reconstruction technology, enabling reliable reading of soiled or damaged codes. This ensures that processes run smoothly and systems have high availability.

BCL 600i: Bar code reading with different object heights using a blue laser diode

Requirement: If objects of various height are transported on a conveyor line at high speed, it must be guaranteed that the 1D-codes are read independent of their distance to the reader.

Solution: The BCL 600i 1D-code readers have a reading range of up to 2,400 mm and can therefore read bar codes reliably even from longer distances. The BCL 600i bar code readers also achieve a 50% greater depth of field with their blue laser diode than devices with red laser light. The high scanning rate of up to 1,000 scans/s guarantees code reading even at high conveyor speeds.

BCL 600i: Bar codes with a small modulus size at longer distances

Requirement: If codes with low modulus size need to be read on objects from a relatively far distance, a 1D-code reader with the largest possible reading field depth is necessary.

Solution: The BCL 600i 1D-code readers achieve a 50% greater depth of field with their blue laser diode than devices with red laser light. The high reading field depth reduces the sensitivity in the event of fluctuations in distance and eliminates the need for manual focus adjustment.

BCL 600i: Omnidirectional bar code reading with a blue laser diode

Requirement: Codes must be read independent of their alignment and position.

Solution: The BCL 500i and 600i bar code readers are each available as modular scanner systems. Through their arrangement, omnidirectional reading is possible. The blue laser diode enables an extended reading field without changing the focus adjustment.

Highlights

  • Simple integration
    thanks to integrated connectivity – in this way the most important interfaces are already integrated in the device. For simple and fast connection to the control without an additional gateway.
  • Comfortable online parameterization and diagnosis
    with webConfig software via Ethernet.
  • Oscillating mirror models
    for automatically scanning on large areas with variably placed codes.
  • Innovative Multiscan functionality
    for coupling several BCLs into one unit without additional devices, e.g. for reading from two sides.
  • Integrated switch functionality
    saves the time and expense of cabling in all Ethernet fieldbuses through device line wiring.

Technical properties 

BCL 500i/600i

Reliable reading of all common 1D-codes

Flexible installation options through front or perpendicular beam exit 

Reading range: 200 – 2,400 mm*

Modulus size: 0.25 - 1 mm* (depending on device model)

High scanning rate of up to 1,000 scans/s for objects with high movement speed

Ambient temperature (operation): 0 – 40 °C (without heating), –35 – 40 °C (with heating)

Interfaces: PROFIBUS, PROFINET IO/RT, Ethernet TCP/IP, UDP, Ethernet IP, multiNet, RS 232, RS 422, RS 485

Degree of protection: IP 65

Dimensions (W × H × L): 123.5 × 63 × 106.5 mm (single line scanner), 173 × 84 × 147 mm (oscillating mirror)

Diagnostics and parameterization via browser-based webConfig or directly via the PLC by means of GSD/GSDML file

Models available with display and heating

     BCL 600i: Blue laser diode enables an extended reading field without changing the focus adjustment

BCL 900i bar code reader

For extremely large operating ranges

The devices of the BCL 900i series are high-end bar code readers with 1,000 scans/s, an opening angle of 60° and a max. reading range of 1,700 mm for reading 1D-codes with small modulus widths.
Our BCL 900i bar code readers provide absolute reliability and optimum system availability in intralogistics.

Advantages for you



  • Very high reading rate ensures a very high object throughput
  • The available object tracking enables shorter distances to the code
  • Integrated dual optics enable a large reading field and reduce the number of devices that are required
  • High system availability: Integrated code reconstruction technology enables reliable reading of damaged codes and, thus, a smooth process sequence
  • Fast commissioning: Thanks to parameterization via browser-based webConfig
  • For various areas of application: Code reading on objects of different heights or with objects at very long distances
  • Available with the laser single line operating principle
  • For extremely large operating ranges

Applications



BCL 900i: Code reading from long distances

Requirement: If objects of various height are transported on a conveyor line at high speed, it must be guaranteed that the 1D-codes are read independent of their distance to the reader.


Solution:
The BCL 900i 1D-code readers have an especially large reading field due to their opening angle of 60°. The high scanning rate of up to 1,000 scans/s guarantees code reading even at high conveyor speeds.

BCL 900i: Omnidirectional bar code reading for objects of various height

Requirement: Codes must be read on objects with high movement speed independent of their alignment, position and height.


Solution:
The BCL 900i 1D-code readers are available as modular scanner systems for omnidirectional reading. Through their high scanning rate and operating range, codes can be read on quickly moving objects of various height.

Highlights

  • Integrated interfaces: Ethernet IP, Ethernet TCP/IP, RS 232, RS 422
  • Simple focus changeover through integrated dual optics
  • Parameterization and diagnostics via browser-based webConfig
  • Integrated Ethernet switch
  • Simple teaching-in of codes using a control buttons

Technical properties

BCL 900i

Reliable reading of all common 1D-codes

Front beam exit

Reading range: 450 - 1,700 mm*

Modulus size: 0.25 - 0.5 mm*

High scanning rate of up to 1,000 scans/s for objects with high movement speed

Ambient temperature (operation): 0 – 50°C 

Degree of protection: IP 65

Dimensions (W × H × L): 216 × 96 × 127 mm 

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