Cognex Corp., Natick, MA, offers the DataMan 200 image-based ID reader that features real-time data and image transfer, and integration with plant controllers and information networks. Liquid lens technology, an optional feature, provides greater focal range and fast setup time. The technology adjusts the camera’s focus by applying an electrical charge to fluid within the lens. Autofocus can be achieved with a single software command. The lens also includes no moving parts and is resistant to shock, vibration, and wear. Setup is performed using two laser aimers.

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