Handheld Barcode Scanning for Allen-Bradley PLCs

Add Barcode Scanning to your Allen-Bradley PLC in Seconds!

The ScanDr. is the all in one solution to add handheld barcode scanners to MicroLogix, ControlLogix, CompactLogix, PLC-5, and SLC5/05 Allen-Bradley PLCs. If you don’t agree that the ScanDr. solution is the easiest and quickest way to add handheld barcode scanning to an Allen-Bradley PLC, we will buy the package back.

A Better Way to Add Barcode Scanning to your PLC!

PLCs and barcode scanners have had a long, tumultuous history. The problem is barcode scanners provide ASCII data that is hard to deal with in an A-B PLC. Plus, the scanners also support physical layers like RS-232 and USB. Few PLC’s still have serial ports and the USB is designed for programming only. Even if you have the physical layer problem solved, you still have scanners that need to be mounted within ten feet of the PLC. On top of that, you have to deal with alternative power options as few scanners support 24VDC common in our control panels.

The ScanDr. package solves these problems! ASCII strings are parsed and delivered directly into a data table of your AB PLC. AOI’s are included to simplify the usage in Control and CompactLogix PLC’s. The solution connects to the PLC via Ethernet greatly enhancing your placement options. All the cabling and power regulation hardware is included. You connect the gateway via ethernet to the PLC and attach the RED and BLACK power cables to a 24VDC, no additional components are needed! It’s that simple!

Lower Cost of Ownership than EtherNet/IP Scanners

You can get expensive EtherNet/IP-enabled scanners, but that locks you into expensive replacement parts. Scanners (like everything handheld on your line) are a regular point of failure. With the life span of handheld barcode scanners measured in the number of drops—the scanners are lucky to last a year! The ScanDr. package allows you to utilize cost-effective scanners that reduce your replacement costs over time. With the 435NBX gateway lasting up to 10 years, ScanDr. packages make barcode scanner replacements truly plug and play.

Painless Scanner Replacement

With a ScanDr package, scanner replacements are seamless. The gateway maintains the connection with the PLC, so no changes to your logic or connections are needed! Simply plug in a replacement scanner to the DB9 port and start scanning. You won’t miss a beat when a scanner fails.

Cordless & Wireless Handheld Scanners

The ScanDr. BluetoothTM models are loaded with industry-leading features,making the use and management of your cordless scanners effortless for your workers.

Bluetooth 4.0 for lightning fast data capture

With the latest version of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)- also known as Bluetooth 4.0- your workers get fast, wireless communications and maximum
energy efficiency.

Battery power for up to 70,000 scans or more

With 50% more battery capacity than competitive models, even in the most scan intensive jobs, your workers will have plenty of power for a full shift.

Deploy Bluetooth with zero Wi-Fi network interference – guaranteed

Wi-Fi friendly mode ensures that these Bluetooth models will not interfere with your Wi-Fi infrastructure.