Cognex DataMan Barcode Readers

Kentucky and Alabama's trusted provider of Cognex industrial barcode readers


For over a decade, Air Hydro Power has been a certified Cognex reseller of DataMan barcode readers.  No other automation solution provider in Kentucky or Alabama comes close to the experience we have with the Cognex family of image-based barcode readers.  In addition to being the number one reseller of DataMan barcode readers, Air Hydro Power is also a certified trainer of Cognex products our training professionals can offer courses at your location or at our state of the art Louisville training center.


DataMan 50L 1-D Barcode Readers

DataMan 50 A giant breakthrough in small barcode readers

The DataMan® 50L is a new compact barcode reader designed for 1-D oriented barcode reading. Small in size but exceptional in barcode reading performance, the DataMan® 50L measures just 23.5mm x 27mm x 43.5mm and features an IP65-rated housing. It is ideal for mounting in very tight spaces on production lines and in machinery. The DataMan 50 is equipped with Hotbars™, a proprietary image-analysis technology that delivers the highest read rates in the industry.

Unmatched read rate performance
With proprietary Hotbars™ technology, the DataMan 50L has the highest read rates of 1-D linear barcodes, including those that are damaged, distorted, blurred, scratched, low height, or low contrast.

No moving parts
Unlike laser scanners, the DataMan 50L contains no moving parts that can wear out and require replacement, providing a longer effective product life.

No read analysis
The ability to analyze “no reads” by letting the user see what the reader sees, either live on a monitor or through image archiving.

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DataMan® 150/260 Fixed Mount Readers

Cognex DataMan 150 ReaderThe next evolution in the DataMan Fixed Mount family. 

The DataMan 150/260 readers are fully configurable to meet the demand of ID applications today. The DataMan 150 can be configured as a RS-232 or USB device, while the DataMan 260 is an Ethernet based reader. Each can be configured as a straight through or right angle device, and have various lighting and lensing options, including band pass and polarization filters.

DataMan 260 fixed mount readerThe DataMan 150/260 readers feature Cognex’s best-in-class algorithms, 2DMax with PowerGrid™ and 1DMax with HotBars II™. The DataMan 150/260 readers will be available in various models giving them the ability to handle the broad range of codes found in the field today, from printed labels to hard to read DPM marks.

The DataMan 150/260 readers are configurable to meet a wide variety of applications, including field configurable lensing and lighting options, and configuration as a straight or right-angle device, reducing the overall footprint of the reader. Included in the lensing options is a liquid lens configuration, allowing for easy setup and on the fly focus adjustment. The DataMan 150/260 readers also have a user interface panel that allows for push button tuning and triggering, and LED feedback on device status. All of this combines to
provide an ease of use not found in other products.

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DataMan 360 Barcode Reader

DataMan 300 The DataMan 360 series of readers was developed to handle the most difficult-to-read DPM (Direct Part Mark) codes as well as challenging 1-D linear barcodes and 2-D Data Matrix codes and for indexed or high-speed lines.

Unmatched read rate performance
Decode the most challenging 1-D and 2-D barcodes with enhanced 1DMax+™ and 2DMax+™ code-reading algorithms
2DMax+™ algorithm reads DPM codes no matter the mark type or surface
1DMax+ with Hotbars™ technology provides higher read rates of damaged 1-D linear barcodes at a faster pace than ever before.

Flexible lighting and optics

DataMan 300 lightingControllable, field interchangeable lighting modules allow you to create the best possible lighting for your part, ensuring the highest read rates of DPM codes

Flexible lens options—C-Mount lens, S-Mount or a variable focus liquid lens to provide maximum depth of field flexibility

Ease of deployment

DataMan 300 cablesIntelligent tuning automatically adjusts the settings of the integrated lighting to find the optimal light setup for the part

Cognex Connect™ communications suite supports industrial protocols


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DataMan 8600 Handheld Barcode Reader

DataMan® 8600 series image-based ID readers provide the world’s most advanced barcode reading technology for decoding DPM, 2-D and 1-D codes of varying sizes, quality and marking or printing methods. These handheld DPM barcode readers are designed for the harshest factory floor environments.

Cognex’s most powerful algorithms, 2DMax+ ™ and 1DMax+™with Hotbars,™ enable the DataMan 8600 series image-based readers to decode the most challenging DPM barcodes in the most demanding industrial conditions.

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DataMan 8050 handheld barcode readerDataMan 8050 Series Handheld Readers

High Speed 1-D/2-D Handheld Barcode Reader
DataMan 8050 barcode readers bring Cognex’s patented algorithms to a new, lightweight industrial handheld platform.  DataMan 8050 reads 1-D and 2-D barcodes with incredible speed every time even if it’s damaged, smudged, scuffed or poorly marked.  And, at an economical price point.

Modular Design Easily Adapts to Meet Your Needs
With field interchangeable communications modules, one reader can be configured to meet specific communication needs. Available with both corded and wireless modules.

Rugged Industrial Design
The DataMan 8050 barcode reader is constructed to handle the harshest environments.  Other industrial features include: lanyard hook for easy retractor mounting, bright centralized aimer for clear targeting, loud beeper and indicator lights provide operator feedback.

DataMan 8050 base station1DMax+ with HOTBARS enables the DataMan 8050 to decode the most challenging 1-D barcodes quickly and easily, at more angles and in any orientation.

Class-leading 2-D algorithms read many 2-D symbologies including: DataMatrix, QR, PDF417, MaxiCode and Aztec.

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DataMan 8600V Handheld Verifier

DataMan 8600V handheld verifierDataMan 8600V Series Verifiers deliver a portable and compliant handheld verifier with superior ease of use and cost effectiveness. This enables manufacturers to perform verification on the factory floor, rather than at a remote or fixed verification station.

The DataMan 8600V is both a calibrated AIM-DPM verifier and a handheld barcode reader in one device. The 8600V is available in corded USB, RS-232 or Ethernet versions, and comes with a snap on 8600 Stand-Off accessory that allows the verifier to maintain a fixed distance and controlled 30 degree angle lighting relative to the Data Matrix code.

Calibration of the 8600V simply involves imaging the supplied calibration card and utilizing the easy to use DataMan Setup Tool Software. Code Quality Metrics can be viewed within the DataMan SW and can also be sent out in a PDF report for storage.

The DataMan 8600V features the same modular communication design of the entire DataMan 8000 series and is available with field-exchangeable corded communication modules.

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Air Hydro Power is a Cognex distributor in Kentucky, Alabama, and Mississippi. We offer free barcode reader evaluations and technical support to help our customers solve their applications.