Barcode scanner

What is a barcode scanner?

Today, barcodes and the corresponding barcode scanners are simply indispensable in retail and logistics as an interface between the flow of goods and information. But which solution is suitable for which application? What are the strengths and weaknesses of the barcode scanners on offer via radio or laser scanner, either wired or as a Bluetooth version? The number of possibilities this opens up is immense: stock management and permanent inventory, shipment and batch tracking, paperless picking, multi-order picking, automatic generation of delivery bills and invoices, material flow optimization and much more.

What are the selection criteria for barcode scanners?

  • Arrangement of the barcode on the unit
  • Quality / nature of the barcodes used
  • Reading distance and reading height
  • Ambient light and ambient temperatures
  • Scan angle and the desired depth of field
  • Required protection class
  • Conveying speed of the transported goods

What options are available for barcode scanners?

  • Reading pens / OCR scanners
  • Projection scanner / freehand scanner
  • Office or light industrial scanners (wireless and wired)
  • Industrial scanners up to protection class IP65 (wireless and wired)



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