PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — When it comes to advanced cameras and decoders, Accu-Sort Systems has once again raised the bar—the bar code, that is.
Accu-Sort, the pioneer in auto-ID cameras, has introduced a series of enhancements to its most advanced camera, the AccuVision® AV40002.0, that allow it to read smaller bar codes at higher speeds with wider belt coverage and faster data transmission speeds. The enhancements come less than a year after Accu-Sort launched the system, which combines the company’s newest long-range camera, illumination and decoder into a single package.
The AV40002.0 offers brighter LED illumination for cameras with high far working distances, faster data transmission for smaller barcodes at faster belt speeds and dual camera head installations for wider belt coverage. The system was recently put to the test with a retail customer whose application required a camera that could decode small bar codes on a wide belt and transmit the data in less than a second. The application required 550 fpm belt speed, codes down to 10 mil and LED illumination on a belt up to 39 in. wide.
To meet the challenges, Accu-Sort engineers created three innovations:
· New illumination. Since the application required LED illumination, a redesigned LED was required. A new 10-in. Fresnel system (vs. the 6-in. standard) was implemented on the front and back read coplanar LED systems to provide sufficient lighting for the camera system to reach the required read rates.
· Fast frame grabber. The standard Acculink card has a maximum transmission rate of 78Mb/sec. Based on the camera design requirements (135 mm lens, 6K/4tap sensor and 185 LPI), the data transmission rate required was 128 Mb/sec. This required the implementation of the new high-speed frame grabber option.
· Wider belt coverage. Since the belt coverage on a 135mm/6k/4tap lens/sensor configuration is limited to 32 in. and the application called for 39-in. belt coverage, Accu-Sort developed a new dual camera coplanar system that allowed camera read heads to be installed in a single 10-in. LED coplanar illumination system to ensure that all boxes on the belt were read.
“The bar for high-performance image capture and analysis continues to get higher and higher,” said Andrew Ross, product marketing manager for Accu-Sort. “These three changes to the standard camera line have enabled Accu-Sort to provide the highest performing camera with respect to read rate when its cameras were installed in direct competition with all major camera competitors at two independent customers test sites.”
Accu-Sort Systems is a pioneer in reliable auto ID and high-speed compliance solutions with more than three decades of experience deploying and supporting scanning and tracking solutions in distribution, warehousing, manufacturing and retailer environments. The company is also an established provider of convergent RFID and bar code systems with more than 50 RFID installations. (800) BAR-CODE or www.accusort.com.