Tips For Buying Barcode Scanners In Different Industries

- Apr 03, 2020-

Tips for buying barcode scanners in different industries


How to choose a bar code scanner? Different industries may have different performance requirements for bar code scanners. When choosing a bar code scanner, you should choose it according to your own habits, actual needs and economic conditions.


Bar code scanners are divided into laser scanners, red light scanners, image scanners and photosensitive scanners according to performance; handheld scanners are divided into handheld scanners, wireless scanners and desktop scanners; according to decoding capabilities, they are divided into One-dimensional scanner and two-dimensional code scanner. With the popularity of barcodes in various fields, barcode scanners have also played an increasingly important role. So how to choose a bar code scanner? Different industries may have different performance requirements for bar code scanners. When buying, you should choose according to your own habits, actual needs and economic conditions.


I. Barcode Scanner Selection in Manufacturing


The industrial environment has its unique characteristics. The requirements for the resolution and reading rate of the barcode scanner are very high. At the same time, it also has very high requirements for dust resistance, splash resistance and drop level. Smooth use in temperature range.


The scanner is used in the manufacturing industry to collect bar code data in the production process and perform statistical analysis and processing through data collection. The manufacturing industry is divided into heavy industry and light industry, discrete manufacturing and continuous manufacturing. Manufacturing workshops and manufacturing processes have their own characteristics. Manufacturers should choose a suitable barcode scanner or data collector according to their own conditions. .



II.Selection of barcode scanners in the retail industry


Customers in the retail industry are most concerned about the quality of the scan when purchasing a barcode scanner. At the same time, they consider whether scanning with a barcode scanner is fast and sensitive, has a high recognition rate and high cost performance, and has the ability to scan broken or stained barcodes. Easy to use and easy to repair.


For example, fast scanning under supermarket cashier conditions can bring a better experience to customers, so higher requirements are placed on the scanning accuracy of bar code scanners, and bar code scanners are required to scan poor printing quality and damaged bar codes. The extended depth of field of some scanners allows cashiers to easily scan the target barcode in one go, without worrying about the scanning direction and the print quality of the barcode, which saves a lot of time and brings the greatest customer experience to customers.


Inventory machines for warehouse inventory in the retail industry require maximum long-range scanning. The special shelf topography of the warehouse places higher requirements on the distance of the scanning terminal.


III.Choice of barcode scanner in logistics industry


Bar code scanners used to scan goods in the logistics industry require fast scanning speeds. They also need to have their own power supply and have a long standby time. In addition, the communication distance is required to be relatively long, with strong anti-interference ability, and with a product identification indicator.


The application of automatic identification products in the logistics industry is divided into indoor and outdoor environments. Due to the special nature of the warehouse, indoor scanning speed and distance adjustment capabilities have high requirements. Users can choose inventory machines that meet the standards-based environmental specifications according to their needs to maximize efficiency


IIII.the choice of bar code scanners in the medical industry


The medical industry requires that bar code scanners have a more rugged housing that can withstand the attack of chemical agents such as cleaning agents, minimize the workload and time required to read bar codes, and help patients improve the efficiency and accuracy of medical treatment.


Medical mobile IoT terminals are widely used in various fields such as mobile nurse workstations, outpatient infusion management, doctor patrol ward management, surgical equipment management, drug distribution management, hospital asset management and other fields.


The barcode scanner selected by the medical industry needs an ergonomic design, comfortable feel, ultra-light and portable, and light equipment, suitable for mobile work of medical personnel; the barcode scanner and mobile data terminal used in the medical industry generally use the industry's first antibacterial housing. It makes medical personnel safer to use, avoids cross infection, and is more suitable for medical industry applications.