Barcode reader for freezing environments

Since it is winter in the Northern Part of the world, we would like to present a recent addition to our EVS138 barcode scanner, specially adapted for use in environments at freezing temperatures.

Ident System EVS138 Imager is a barcode scanner for either fixed or mobile mounting such as forklift for pallet handling.

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The cold-use EVS138 can operate in freezing environments down to minus 30 degrees Celcius without sacrificing any of its original performance.

It will read all common barcodes and 2D codes. It is based on latest matrix technology and can withstand the tough industrial environments of forklift truck applications, including the shock and vibration stresses. The EVS138 imager read-head has autofocus capabilities allowing it to read codes between 0,2 m up to 13 m. The technology used in the EVS138 imager provides extremely good reading capabilities. It has built-in error correction.

Features:

  • Long reading distance (0,2 m up to 13 m depending on code density)
  • Large depth of sharpness range
  • Reads Bar code and 2D codes
  • Built-in laser pointer for aiming
  • Omni-directional reading
  • No external lamp needed
  • Operate down to minus 30 degrees Celcius

Note that only the read head is adapted to cold use, the controller will still need to be located for example beside the driver inside a forklift.

Read more of the EVS138 series on our product page.

All of us at Ident System AB Wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

2020 was an eventful year for all of us, and we hope that 2021 will turn to the better. Despite everything that has happened, Identsytsem AB has had a stable year and we hope that life will soon go back to normal for all of us.

We also want to take the opportunity to inform you that IdentSystem will be closed for the holidays, from December 23 to January 7.

Handheld USB-reader for control, service and maintenance

IdentSystem USB125 is a small, portable USB LF reader. It is ideal for control processes in laboratory settings or inventory purposes. It is also well used in service situations as a portable reader in an environment where our IDeal125 reader is fixed installed and where you need a mobile unit for checking readers, inventory, or confirmation of reading data.
It is often used in maintenance: In manufacturing industry tools can be tagged (with for example a small glass tag) to track wear, sharpening and maintenance of press- or stamping tools, drills etc.

USB125 supports the following chips: EM4x02, EM4x50, EM4x05, HITAG1, HITAG2, HITAGS, Q5, TI-RFID which can be found in a variety of tag types, glass tags, Cable tie tags like HellermannTyton, regular disc tags etc.

Contact us for more information about USB125 and tags.

Ident System AB – Our RFID tags

Ident System carries a range of specialized and standard RFID tags on stock, or in some cases as made to order to adapt to our customer’s system. We will present a few of our most common tags here, but you might want to contact us to find the tag best suited for your specific needs.
When you want positional data for a forklift in the loading dock or factory floor to ensure that the load is taken to and from the right place, use our floor tag. The floor tag is part of a 125 kHz LF system and designed to be embedded in the floor – out of the way. All that is needed is to drill a small hole, drop in the tag, and refill the hole. Tag dimensions are 105 x 16 (diameter) mmWe typically install our Ideal125 LF reader in the forklift, connected to its terminal wich forwards the positional data to the WMS, etc. The antenna is mounted under the forklift.
For the packaging industry that manufactures for food and beverages companies, we have a UHF wet inlay tag suited for mounting inside the carton rolls.
We also have an LF 134.2 kHz tag especially developed for ID of Tambours in the paper industry. This tag is especially developed to handle the high demands of ruggedness and good readability when placed against a metal surface.
For tracking of tool (drills, milling machines etc) auto-selection and wear, we have a miniature glass tag working at 125 kHz. This is placed inside a milled slot in the tool and is ideally read by our handherld reader USB125 or similar.
For customers that still use the pc3103/xx (OIS-P) tags from Identec solution (Baumer) wich production were closed down in 2018, we offer customers a refurbishment program that makes the tags as new.The refurbishment program includes:
– exchange of battery = prolonged lifetime
– test of tags functions
– test of micro wave functions.
– The program is based on a minimum tag volume of 20 pc per batch or more.We can also offer a wide range of cable ties with LF/HF/UHF tags from HellermannTyton.

EVS138 Imager for Pallet handling

Ident System EVS138 Imager is a barcode scanner designed for mobile forklift mounting used for pallet handling. To enable use with double pallets EVS138 was designed with the possibility of connecting several cameras in parallel in order to scan a wider area.

EVS138 camera and detector unit.
Dual-mounted EVS138 on forklift.

EVS138 imager will read all common barcodes and 2D codes. It is based on the latest matrix technology and can withstand the tough industrial environments of forklift truck applications, including the shock and vibration stresses. It can also be supplied with its own heating element for use in freeze storages or outdoors in cold environments down to minus 30 degrees Celcius.

EVS130 can also be integrated with RFID readers such as our Ideal125, for positional readings of floor-embedded tags. The EVS138 imager autofocus and built-in error correction capabilities allow it to read codes of varied quality at distances between 0,2 m up to 13 m. 

Read more of the EVS138 series on our product page.

LF-Antennas of all sizes and shapes

For LF 125 and 134,5 kHz systems, IdentSystem we can custom make antennas for specific needs, to get that perfect fit that you need when working in difficult environments.
We can design antennas to work with both our own IDeal125  and IDeal134 (TambourID) systems as well as Baumer OIS-L readers, trimming them in advance for placement by metal or air.
Apart from the normal antennas, we can also offer threaded antennas to screw in holes like bolts, or small, boxed antennas. Other options are also available – we help you find the best solution for your needs.Contact us for more information.

LF-Antennas of all sizes and shapes

For LF 125 and 134,5 kHz systems, IdentSystem we can custom make antennas for specific needs, to get that perfect fit that you need when working in difficult environments.
We can design antennas to work with both our own IDeal125  and IDeal134 (TambourID) systems as well as Baumer OIS-L readers, trimming them in advance for placement by metal or air.
Apart from the normal antennas, we can also offer threaded antennas to screw in holes like bolts, or small, boxed antennas. Other options are also available – we help you find the best solution for your needs.Contact us for more information.

A combined system for warehouse pick and place

Something we have not talked about much here in our series of newsletters is the option to combine our EVS144 code readers with for example the Ideal 125 for fully automated and controlled pick-and-place operations in your warehouse or transfer location.

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When your forklift passes an embedded positional floor tag for pick-up, the RFID reader sends positional data to EVS144, which can choose to send on the position to the onboard computer right away or to hold on to the information until a barcode is scanned and at that time send on both positional and item codes as one packet to the onboard computer, and onward to your WMS server for further placement instructions. The floor tag on the placement position can then be read on approach for confirmation of successful delivery.

EVS144 Code readers

Ident System AB EVS144 code readers are a code reader series that is easy to install because of its small dimensions. While both EVS144 models are made for rough outdoor use, the EVS144 Imager excels in strong daylight situations, even where direct sunlight is present. The EVS144 Line Camera, on the other hand, is made for high reliability in low light environments and can if needed be equipped with an external spotlight. Both models have a joystick-controlled movable read-head which makes them suited for both fixed mounting such as entrance areas or conveyor belts, or forklift mounted.the long reading distances, depth of sharpness and ability to read a wide range of codes as well as inverted codes, codes punched in metal sheets or low quality printed codes makes this a truly versatile series for use in harsh environments where reading conditions and/or a large flexibility to read a range of code types and object sizes are present.

Ident System AB – Our RFID tags

Ident System carries a range of specialized and standard RFID tags on stock, or in some cases as made to order to adapt to our customer’s system. We will present a few of our most common tags here, but you might want to contact us to find the tag best suited for your specific needs.
When you want positional data for a forklift in the loading dock or factory floor to ensure that the load is taken to and from the right place, use our floor tag. The floor tag is part of a 125 kHz LF system and designed to be embedded in the floor – out of the way. All that is needed is to drill a small hole, drop in the tag, and refill the hole. Tag dimensions are 105 x 16 (diameter) mmWe typically install our Ideal125 LF reader in the forklift, connected to its terminal wich forwards the positional data to the WMS, etc. The antenna is mounted under the forklift.
For the packaging industry that manufactures for food and beverages companies, we have a UHF wet inlay tag suited for mounting inside the carton rolls.
We also have an LF 134.2 kHz tag especially developed for ID of Tambours in the paper industry. This tag is especially developed to handle the high demands of ruggedness and good readability when placed against a metal surface.
For tracking of tool (drills, milling machines etc) auto-selection and wear, we have a miniature glass tag working at 125 kHz. This is placed inside a milled slot in the tool and is ideally read by our handherld reader USB125 or similar.
For customers that still use the pc3103/xx (OIS-P) tags from Identec solution (Baumer) wich production were closed down in 2018, we offer customers a refurbishment program that makes the tags as new.The refurbishment program includes:
– exchange of battery = prolonged lifetime
– test of tags functions
– test of micro wave functions.
– The program is based on a minimum tag volume of 20 pc per batch or more.We can also offer a wide range of cable ties with LF/HF/UHF tags from HellermannTyton.