Compact, light and accurate hands-free Datalogic HandScanner saves four seconds per scan
Global automatic data capture and process automation leader Datalogic is introducing its new HandScanner, a non-intrusive, hands-free wearable scanner that enhances efficiency and accuracy.
The new scanner’s low weight allows it to reduce the load lifted by a worker during every working shift by up to 1.5t. Capable of scanning from 10cm to 150cm, HandScanner is suitable for a broad range of tasks in transport, logistics, warehousing, manufacturing, retail, and healthcare industries.
HandScanner is suitable for a broad range of tasks in transport, logistics, warehousing, manufacturing, retail, and healthcare industries.
Weighing just 40g and measuring 50 x 45 x 16mm, the new HandScanner is the lightest and most compact hands-free scanner available to improve workplace efficiency. It saves four seconds per scan, with 33% less errors.
The new HandScanner complements Datalogic’s comprehensive range of advanced industrial scanning equipment designed to deliver efficiency, accuracy, reliability and ergonomic benefits to demanding industries.
“Compared to ring scanners, the HandScanner is thinner and is positioned on the back of the hand, therefore it is less intrusive and less exposed to hits than a ring scanner that stays on the fingers of a worker,” says Mr Stefano Pistis, Product Manager, Datalogic.
“This durable, practical and ergonomic design results in up to a 20 per cent reduction in scanner damage,” adds Mr Pistis. “A fully charged HandScanner battery can last almost two working shifts, running up to 15 hours and 10,000 scans. With a 2-slot charging station the battery can be fully recharged in 2 hours,” he said.
Equipped with a megapixel sensor, the HandScanner captures 1D/2D bar codes and is available in two models: a standard range – designed for close range scanning between 10 to 80cm for manufacturing, retail and healthcare applications; and a mid-range model with a scanning range of 30 to 15cm, which covers applications in transportation and logistics such as warehousing, plant floors, docks, and stock yards.
Datalogic’s HandScanner is designed to work with static, semi-static, and dynamic workstations. With Bluetooth low energy connectivity, it can communicate with mobile and industrial computers, smartphone and tablets. It can also be easily paired with Datalogic’s hand-held and vehicle mounted computers to provide workers with a full data collection solution suitable for any application.
HandScanner applications
Datalogic’s new HandScanner is a highly flexible and versatile solution for scanning applications. It can be paired with Datalogic’s mobile computers to provide workers with a full data collection solution suitable for any application.
With LED indicators, acoustic and haptic feedbacks, the HandScanner can work in a broad range of environments. The hand trigger can be used with or without gloves and is available in different sizes, right or left hand, with an optimum fit due to the variable Velcro fastener.
Applications for the HandScanner include:
• Transport and logistics: picking, packing, palletting, receiving, sorting, shipping, track and trace, delivery, proof of delivery and pickup
• Manufacturing: parts and assembly traceability, sequencing stations, inventory management, replenishment, sorting, finished goods verification
• Retail front-end: click and collect, in-store inventory, price checking
• Retail back office: receiving, inventory management
• Warehouse: picking, shipping and receiving
• Healthcare: pharmaceutical and laboratory warehouse picking and inventory, sample/blood bag tracking