Microscan Tips and Tricks

This Blog was created to help people solve bar code and data collection applications with Microscan bar code readers and vision systems.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Microscan ID-30 can be Ethernet over USB, virtual COM, and or Keyboard wedge

Using the 5vdc ID-30, you can connect using a USB break out cable.  The cable provides a trigger and new master inputs as well as 3 outputs.  The USB can be Ethernet over USB AND virtual com or keyboard wedge.  So you can get images and setup via a web browser and get your data another way!

Fully loaded, this reader has:
  • High speed shutter
  • X mode decoding
  • Extra LED lighting in white or red
  • Adjustable focus

Contact us for more info

Friday, June 24, 2016

Microscan Weblink 1.1 enables USB keyboard wedge input

Here are the Weblink settings to enable keyboard wedge input from your Microhawk.  You can still connect your browser over the USB Ethernet while your data comes in over keyboard.  Contact us for more info.  We used the 61-9000039-01 cable with i/o and power pig tails.

New Microscan weblink 1.1 enables USB virtual com

You can still use Ethernet to see the images and the data will come over the virtual com port.  Contact us for more info.  We used the 61-9000039-01 USB cable with i/o and power pig tails

Thursday, June 09, 2016

Andon System with Light and Speakers

Here is an Andon System with 2 105db speakers, blinking LED light and an on/off switch.  This is a 24vdc solution.  Contact us for more information on custom solutions like this.

Microscan ID-40 Ethernet based reader

Here are a couple of the ID40 Microhawk readers in action connected via EIP to a host PLC.  Contact us for more info

Monday, March 07, 2016

Program HS21 to send match string to MS9

The MS9 manual has K231 the as the K command to send a match string to the MS9 but that is incorrect.  The MS9 uses the same command as the older 820.

Above is how you would setup the preamble and postamble for the HS21 to send a match string the MS9

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

eSolutions is now a Swivel Link distributor


Here is just a sample of the mounting solutions available using their all aluminum mounts.  It takes a wrench to move it!  Contact us for more info

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Forestry automation: Vision system speeds log volume analysis

Here's a link to an article in Vision Systems Design Magazine about one of our solutions


Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Mini Hawk to MicroHawk cross over on resolution

So the ID-30 has the same connector as the Mini Hawk.  How do you cross them over or spec the MicroHawk for new similar application based upon past experience. Of course, the Mini Hawk has XMode standard but an older version

Micro hawk Resolution

WVGA (752 x 480)
SXGA (1280 x 960)

Other Resolutions of other cameras
WUXGA (2048 x 1088)
QXGA (2048 x 1536)

Mini hawk Resolution

MINI HAWK 3: 2048 by 1536 pixels (QXGA)
MINI HAWK HR: 1280 by 1024 pixels (SXGA)
MINI HAWK HS: 752 by 480 pixels (WVGA)