SOURCE: Accu-Sort


June 22, 2011 10:36 ET

Accu-Sort® Announces Laser Barcode Scanner for Distribution Centers and Industrial Applications

First Offering From AccuLazr™ Brand Provides Better Coverage, Ease of Use, Flexible Connectivity, and Low Total Cost of Ownership With Fewer Models

PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwire - Jun 22, 2011) - Accu-Sort Systems, a major supplier of automated ID systems, announces the availability of its new AccuLazr™ AL5010, a mid-range laser barcode scanner. This scanner is designed for automated warehouse applications such as shipping/receiving, routing/sortation, track/trace, production validation, dimensioning, weighing, counting, and labeling/tagging. The AL5010 excels in cost-sensitive industrial applications where high read-rates, accuracy and reliability are a must. Moreover, AL5010's design makes it easy to install, use, and maintain.

The AL5010 barcode system features ensure the lowest cost of ownership while providing the flexibility to use the system in a wide range of auto-ID applications. These features include read rates up to 99.9% accuracy for Grade A labels, large depth of field without focusing, and ability to read small and damaged barcodes, such as those located in the bead area of automotive tires or on the sides of reusable totes. The system's capabilities extend to difficult barcode orientations, allowing side-read scanning and multi-sided scanning on conveyors moving at up to 500 feet/minute -- without pre-alignment of the bar-coded item.

Designed for Cost Containment
The AL5010 minimizes costs by simplifying installation and operation. It installs easily because of its compact size, multiplexor-free design, and optional Interface Modules that make wiring convenient. Users save time during operation as well, by easily adding barcodes from new vendors using the 'Learn Bar Code' function of the browser-based user interface.

Accu-Sort's new scanner also reduces maintenance costs. High reliability (greater than 50,000 hours MTBF at 25 Degrees C) dramatically reduces the risk of costly downtime, even in challenging industrial environments. In the unlikely event of a scan head failure, the scanner's modular design speeds repair: a non-technical worker can replace a scan head in five minutes and restore parameters at the touch of a button. What's more, the scanner has no fans or filters that might wear or need replacement, making the scanner maintenance-free.

Flexible Connectivity
To support a variety of applications and network environments, the AL5010 barcode system allows for flexible connectivity. The scanner has a high-density 15-pin connector and built-in Ethernet-EtherNet/IP. Optional interface modules provide more connection choices. The Basic Interface Module includes power, scanner and trigger inputs, as well as Ethernet-EtherNet/IP and two RS232/422 serial ports. The Enhanced Interface Module adds a tachometer input and up to four optional I/O modules. DeviceNet/Profibus are also available as plug-ins for the enhanced interface. In applications where barcodes appear on several sides of products, a multi-sided scanning array is easily configured using a controller/client network.

The AL5010 is the recommended replacement product for Accu-Sort's discontinued Model 22 and Adaptascan laser barcode scanners. The new AL5010 meets and exceeds the performance capabilities and application requirements covered by the older products.

For more information about Accu-Sort's AccuLazr AL5010 barcode scanning system, visit

About Accu-Sort
Accu-Sort Systems is a pioneer in advanced auto ID systems with four decades of experience deploying and supporting scanning, tracking and sortation solutions in various industries including transportation, logistics, manufacturing, and retail. The company is one of the world's leading providers of high-speed laser and camera-based solutions for barcode reading as well as complete turnkey integrated systems solutions. 1-800-BAR-CODE or

Accu-Sort®, AccuLazrand 1-800-BAR-CODE are trademarks of Accu-Sort Systems.

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    Loren S. Meck
    Accu-Sort Systems, Inc.
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