New barcode scanner aims to bring efficiencies

LOMA Systems has launched a handheld barcode scanner designed to improve efficiency when used with the firm’s IQ4 metal detector series.

For lines with multiple product switches each day, Loma explained that operators normally have to select from a list of products via the user interface screen, to identify a new batch of products being presented.

The new GRYPHON D4132-BK barcode scanner can be used to scan the packaged products barcode and if the product has previously been set-up, the system will recall all of that products characteristics and can immediately  start detecting for metal contaminants.  

The scanner has been described as an ‘ideal alternative’ when a line has a high volume of product changes per day or many products stored in the system.  

Currently the scanner is available on the IQ4 rectangular search head for both the IQ4 standard and RUN-WET specification conveyorised metal detector series.

For systems in the field, service engineer, or an accredited Loma engineer, should complete the installation. Loma revealed that if a cradle/holster is required to hold the scanner when not in use, it should not be mounted to the IQ4 search head, as the metal free zone should be respected.