New BCL 200i stationary bar code reader

for guided container and tray identification

Perfect performance at the best price.
Specially for tight installation situations on the conveyor line.

<br/> Our proven bar code readers of the BCL series already cover a wide range of applications and requirements in the areas of intralogistics.<br/> In another step, we have now rounded off our product range with a new device: the BCL 200i stationary bar code reader.<br/> <br/> The BCL 200i is a small, 1D bar code reader with integrated industrial interfaces and simple configuration in PROFINET for container and tray identification.<br/> Its design is specifically tailored to applications with limited spaces between conveyor lines, and it offers a performance with optimum price/performance ratio.

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For intralogistics

BCL200i stationary 1D bar code reader

for container and tray identification

  • Integrated industrial interfaces:
    Ethernet TCP/IP, PROFINET
  • Simple configuration in PROFINET
  • Worldwide diagnosis with web-based configuration tool 
  • Optimum price/performance ratio

Optimized for guided container and tray identification

With performance tailored to this application, the BCL 200i offers an optimum price/performance ratio.

Compact design for constrained spaces between the conveyor lines

Through the compact design as well as its lateral cable outlet and dovetail, the BCL 200i bar code reader can also be mounted in constrained spaces between the conveyor lines. As a result, it is possible to save space already during the design of the conveyor line.

Activation of the bar code reader without additional sensor systems

With autoReflAct (automatic Reflector Activation), the bar code reader is activated without additional sensor systems. 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, however, the reflector is blocked by an object such as a container with a bar code label, the scanner activates the read procedure, and the label on the container is read. When the path from the scanner to the reflector has cleared, the read procedure has completed and the scanning beam is reduced and again directed onto the reflector.

Bar code reading even with a large angle of rotation

The proven code reconstruction technology (CRT) enables bar code readers of the BCL 200i series to read bar codes with a small bar height, as well as bar codes with a damaged or soiled print image. With the aid of the CRT decoder, bar codes can also be read without problem in other demanding situations, such as with a large tilt angle (twist angle).



Detection of 1D-codes with picket-fence or ladder arrangement with guided container reading


A conveyor line with two parallel conveyors should be designed as compactly as possible. Various containers with 1D codes are to run in picket-fence or ladder arrangement and be reliably detected. The sensor should have the exact function range necessary for solving the application. Extended functions are not desired by the customer due to budgetary reasons.


Through its compact design, its lateral cable outlet and dovetail, the BCL 200i bar code reader can also be mounted in constrained spaces between the conveyor lines. It reliably detects the 1D-codes, independent of whether they are printed on the label with picket-fence or ladder arrangement. With performance tailored to this application, the BCL 200i offers an efficient price/performance ratio.

Detection of 1D-codes in picket-fence arrangement with guided tray identification


Various trays marked with 1D-codes in a picket-fence arrangement run on a conveyor line. The 1D-codes are to be reliably detected with a bar code reader. The device must be equipped with integrated interfaces and worldwide sensor diagnosis should be possible.


The BCL 200i bar code reader reliably detects 1D-codes in a picket-fence arrangement. The device features integrated Ethernet TCP/IP and PROFINET interfaces. The web-based configuration tool enables remote diagnostics from anywhere in the world.


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Diversion: Detecting damaged bar codes using code reconstruction technology

The BCL 200i features a so-called code reconstruction technology. This means that even damaged or soiled bar codes or bar codes with a small bar height can be read without problem. This results in significantly higher system availability with fewer no-reads.

Your advantages with the BCL 200i bar code reader

In purchasing:

  • Global availability
  • Fast order processing
  • Fast delivery
  • Optimum price/performance ratio since the BCL 200i has the exact function range needed for this application

During commissioning:

  • Simple and fast alignment with autoAdjust
  • Simple configuration
  • Avoid connection errors with M12 connection

During servicing:

  • Global availability of devices
  • Reliable device exchange with PROFINET: configuration and parameter memory via the control or neighborhood detection 
  • Simple and fast device exchange through M12 connection

Technical data & facts on the BCL 200i

Bar codes

All common 1D bar codes (Code 128, 2/5 Interleaved, EAN 128, Code 39)

Light source

Red light laser (laser class 1 acc. to IEC/EN 60825-1:2014)

Reading field

M optics from 40 mm – 255 mm (m=0.5 mm)

Modulus size

m=0.2 mm … 0.5 mm

Scanning rate

1000 scans/s

Beam exit

Lateral with deflecting mirror


Line and raster scanner

Integrated interfaces


Digital IOs

1x fixed switching input / 1x fixed switching output

Ethernet Port

1x single port for star topology


Ethernet: via webConfig (identical to BCL 308i)

PROFINET: GSDML file (identical to BCL 348i)

Ethernet/IP: via webConfig (identical to BCL 358i)


1x fixed cable (0.9 m) with M12 connector (PWR/IO), A-coded, 5-pin

1x fixed cable (0.7 m) with M12 socket (Ethernet/PROFINET), D-coded, 4-pin

Operating voltage

+18  … +30 V DC


Diecast aluminum, IP 65

Optics cover


Ambient temperature, operation

0 … +40°C


Compact design (WxHxD): 92x38x84 mm



Our services for you

Standards-compliant quality evaluation

of 1D bar code labels

Extensive selection of accessories

such as cables and mounting accessories

Frequently asked questions about the BCL 200i bar code reader

What happens if there is very little space available for a bar code reader between two conveyor lines?

Thanks to the lateral dovetail mounting and cable outlet, the BCL 200i is optimized for constrained spaces.

Can the BCL 200i also be accessed remotely?

With the "webConfig" web-based configuration tool, the BCL 200i can be accessed remotely without the use of an additional external program. As a result, simple and remote diagnosis is possible from anywhere in the world.

How long are the system downtimes in the event of a device exchange?

Short downtimes, since the parameter set is immediately available following a device exchange. Proven configuration via GSDML file in the control, identical to the BCL 348i.

Can standard cables be used?

Yes, standard cables can be used: two M12 connectors (PWR/IO and HOST) with fixed connection cable. This results in fast commissioning and cost savings through reuse of the cables.

Can the BCL 200i bar code readers also be activated with a reflector?

Through the integrated "Automatic Reflector Activation (AutoReflAct)" function, the bar code reader can also be activated with a reflector. This eliminates the need for additional sensors.

How long do you need to commission the device?

With webConfig, just a few minutes are needed for commissioning.

Does external software need to be installed for commissioning?

Products with webConfig do not need separate software.

Are all bar code readers connected in series via Ethernet/PROFINET or are groups formed?

The BCL 200i has a 1-port interface; several code readers can be connected to a switch.

Is the configuration transfered in the event of a device exchange?

With PROFINET, the entire configuration is stored in the control and is mirrored onto the device when exchanging. The PROFINET station name is conveyed via the "neighborhood detection" function. 

What happens if different bar code readers need to be combined depending on the reading points?

The BCL 200i/300i series can be combined.