MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 2, 2010 – Sick Inc. has launched the ICR845-2L FlexLens vision-based, omnidirectional image code reader that performs high-quality reading and decoding of stationary and fast-moving bar codes. It is suitable for long-range bar code reading applications in the logistics, courier/express/parcel, postal and automotive industries. Logistics applications include identification of pallets and tote boxes, with reading distances from 0.5 to 2 m, and automotive uses include identification of metal parts, engines, car bodies and tires, with reading distances of 140 mm to 2 m. The reader offers different adjustable C-mount lens options for reading bar codes positioned 0.31 to 2 m away. These large scanning distances enable the device to be mounted farther from the target, ensuring that it doesn’t interfere with production lines. It offers a large field of view and depth of field, providing high read rates regardless of where the bar code is positioned on the object or conveyor. Live image capture and analysis capabilities via onboard Ethernet improve productivity and help users quickly troubleshoot problems. The fixed-mount device includes interchangeable integrated lighting that enables users to adjust lenses to accommodate applications requiring a wider field of view or longer reading distances. It provides stationary and rapid code identification, even with poorly printed and direct part marking codes, and offers live image capture and archiving capabilities. The constant linear velocity setup software includes automatic setup and quick start.