Handheld barcode readers suit industrial environments

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Handheld barcode readers suit industrial environmentsNew IDM 120 and IDM 140 handheld barcode readers from Sick (UK) are suitable for productivity, accuracy and consistent data capture in all business environments, from the office and warehouse to the factory floor and logistics.

High scanning rates, long depths of field, tough build quality and ergonomic design ensure the new IDM 120 and 140 scanners' excellent reliability throughout industrial and commercial/retail business.

Tim Stokes, Barcode Product Manager for Sick (UK), comments: "We have designed the IDM scanners to take all the knocks, yet still provide accurate data, year in and year out.

"As well as reading all popular 1D barcodes including postal and GS1 DataBar, they are quick to set up, easy to aim and use and are compatible with different computer interfaces – PS/2, USB and RS232. They are dust- and dirt-protected, there are no internal moving parts for added reliability, and the scanners are tested by dropping them from waist height on to concrete, up to 25 times."

The IDM 120 offers reading rates of up to 200 scans a minute with distances from contact up to 15cm away, for rapid and precise reading; barcodes up to 120mm in width can be scanned. The trigger button either side of the handle simplifies left- or right-hand operation and the reader only weighs 120g.

Using new linear imaging technology, the high-performance IDM 140 can read poorly printed or damaged codes up to 30cm away and up to 500 scans a minute. This high performance helps reduce time-consuming manual code inputs, which is common with goods-in logistics and long-term storage. The lightweight 160g scanner has a comfortable, ergonomically shaped handle, with a central trigger for left- or right-hand use.

For more information on the Sick IDM 120 and IDM 140, contact Ann Attridge or Andrea Hornby on +44 (0)1727 831121 or email or .

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