Identification products are devices that identify a unique item or a type of item. Barcode scanners are one type of industrial identification device that read codes on a label or product, convert this to a useful format and send this to an intelligent device over a communications network.
Industrial identification systems are part of an industrial automation system that can identify a product, part, symbol, mark or perform a quality check. The three main types of technology used in industrial identification are RFID, vision systems and optical identification, which include barcode scanners.
Barcode scanners allow a code, such as a 1-dimensional barcode, 2-dimensional QR code or other non-human-readable code to be read, decoded and converted to a usable format. This code is then sent to an intelligent device such as a PLC or PC over a network. A selection of Code brand scanners is available to read barcodes for specific applications.
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