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How the Latest Handheld Barcode Reader is Making it Easy for Users to Overcome Traceability Challenges

November 13, 2023

How the Latest Handheld Barcode Reader is Making it Easy for Users to Overcome Traceability Challenges

V460 is an advanced handheld barcode reader that has set a new standard for reading capabilities


There are a variety of challenges that manufacturers face when trying to efficiently use traceability technology. Difficult to read direct part marks can hinder the performance of traceability in a production process. The V460 is an advanced handheld barcode reading device that has set a new standard for reading capabilities. It can read all types of barcodes, including these challenging direct part marks and small Barcode labels that have been previously difficult to decode. 

Omron discusses how the latest handheld barcode reader is helping manufacturers to easily overcome these traceability challenges.

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Most industrial handheld barcode readers lack the ability to automatically adjust settings to instantly read different types of barcodes at different distances. Users often need multiple readers and complicated reprogramming to do this. With the V460 there is no need to purchase multiple units. The barcode reader comes native with a predictive autofocus feature, allowing it to automatically adjust to different sizes, surfaces, and types of barcodes.

Automatic selection of optimal lighting 

Specialized lighting and algorithms are often required to read direct part marks on challenging surfaces. The V460 is equipped with patented pending intelligent lighting that allows the user to read any type of barcode with the automatic selection of high powered, multi-axis, multi-colored lighting. This feature enables the barcode reader to automatically select the most suitable type and color of lighting to the type of barcode that is presented.

Quick setup to easily communicate data  

Most handheld barcode readers require costly and complex traceability setup. The V460 offers a built-in Power over Ethernet port, a single Ethernet cable connection for power and communication and fieldbus connectivity. Users save time and integration cost with its simple connectivity and pre-built function blocks for the etherNET & fieldbus communications.

Built to last in the harsh manufacturing environments

This rugged handheld is designed for long life in industrial situations. It is built to withstand the harsh treatment of the manufacturing environment. Its durability reduces hardware maintenance and replacement costs.

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Learn more about the V460 handheld barcode reader

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