Microscan announces MicroHAWK UHD imagers | Automation.com

Microscan announces MicroHAWK UHD imagers

March 8, 2017 – Microscan, a manufacturer of miniature barcode imagers and machine vision smart cameras for industrial automation, launched UHD imagers on its MicroHAWK platform. The MicroHAWK UHD imagers and smart cameras are able to decode very small and difficult-to-read barcodes, including Data Matrix two-dimensional (2D) symbols and direct part marks (DPM) used in electronics manufacturing. Users can rely on the MicroHAWK UHD’s ability to read symbols with an x-dimension as small as 2 mil (0.0254 mm).

The UHD option is now available for all SXGA (1.3 megapixel) MicroHAWK models: ID-20, ID-30, and ID-40 barcode readers as well as MV-20, MV-30, and MV-40 smart cameras. There are two fixed focus options available: the 64 mm option is ideal for decoding 2D symbols as small as 2 mil printed on labels or directly marked on parts, while the 400 mm option is intended for decoding printed or DPM 2D symbols as small as 10 mil. An autofocus option will be available soon.

The MicroHAWK series includes a fully-integrated imaging engine and three industrial-rated miniature imagers. Together with Microscan’s browser-based WebLink user interface for barcode reading, AutoVISION Software, or Visionscape Software, the MicroHAWK platform enables the decoding of any symbol, recognition of any text, and inspection of any part feature to accomplish any automation task based on visible data. MicroHAWK offers a single hardware solution that meets various decoding and inspection tasks.

About Microscan

Microscan is a leader in barcode reading, machine vision, and verification technology, serving a wide variety of automation and OEM applications. Founded in 1982, Microscan has a strong history of technology innovation that includes the invention of the first laser diode barcode scanner and the 2D symbology Data Matrix.