Sep 17, 2013 / Written by Woody Myers

Datalogic Powerscan PD9530-DPM imagerThe Datalogic PowerScan PD9530-DPM industrial rugged area imager allows scanning of direct part marking codes on items that have laser or chemical etching, dot peening and ink jet printing. Direct Part Marking or DPM allows users to imprint bar codes directly on items instead of printing the codes on a paper label or other types of substrates to be attached to the products. This technology was first used by the automotive industries but now is popular in other avenues such as chemicals, electronics, healthcare and others industries. Advantages of direct part marking items are that bar codes are permanently marked regardless of the adverse conditions it encounters which is perfect for items that pass through harsh processes like chemical agents, thermal cycles, oil, moisture and items that need to be tracked for their lifetime and even very small items which are difficult to label.

The Datalogic PD9530-DPM imager has a typical reading distance from contact to 1.9 inches and is also capable for reading standard bar codes printed on labels and even captures very small high resolution codes in a range from near contact to up to 5.9 inches. Also supports 1D, stacked and 2D codes, postal codes and image capture for photographing damaged products and signatures, etc. Sporting a new handle shape which is ergonomic and well balanced is easy-to-use and comfortable during long shifts along with a high first-pass reading rate and features a soft pulsed white illumination light which is easy on the eyes. Datalogic’s Motionix motion-sensing technology detects the natural actions of the operator to automatically switch the scanner into the desired scanning mode like omnidirectional scanning or contact modes and with the highly visible 4-dot aimer with center cross for targeted scanning. The rugged PowerScan family with a long term reliability for daily operations in harsh environments with repeated shocks and is water and particulate sealed rating of IP65.

Contact a RACO product specialist today for more information about the Datalogic PowerScan PD9530-DPM Imager for your direct part marking scanning needs or for a reliable rugged industrial scanner for the harshest of environments.