Accu-Sort Systems Inc. has unveiled a new laser bar-code scanner designed to function in almost any industrial environment. The "AccuLazr" AL 5010 scanner is a compact, mid-range bar-code scanning system that can scan up to 1,200 codes per second.
The scanner is easily integrated into most applications, including pick modules, print and apply, routing and sortation systems, Accu-Sort said. It is configured to fit different picking scenarios for users with multiple sorting lines, according to Accu-Sort.
The system can scan products with a wide range of dimensions because it has a depth of field of between 5 and 48 inches. The scanning range of the device allows companies to hold one type of scanner rather than keep multiple scanners as back-ups in the event a scanner malfunctions, the company said.
The AccuLazr AL5010 has a modular design that consists of a mounting base and a scan head. If the scan head is malfunctioning, it can be easily taken out and replaced in five minutes without the need for reconfiguration or alignment, the company said. Users just press a button on the new scan head to upload parameters from the storage module in the mounting base and quickly resume normal operations, Accu-Sort said.