Datalogic PowerScan RF Industrial Bar Code Scanners

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  • Wireless operation up to 150′ / 46 m away from the base station
  • Operates up to 8 hours on a single charge
  • Scanner & Base Station are IP54 rated for dust and wind-blown rain
  • QuadraLogic® II decoding software for superior scanning performance
  • Multi-point operation allows for multiple scanner communications to a single base station

Ideal For

  • Warehousing and Shipping/ Receiving
  • Logistics and Transportation
  • Outdoor Applications
  • Retail POS

A Tough Portable Tool for your Toughest Jobs 
Freedom! Are restrictive interface cables keeping you from doing business the way you want? Are you restricted to scanning only in the 25′ / 7.6 m area around your host terminal? Well, not anymore!

With the PSC PowerScan RF wireless scanner, you now have the freedom to go where the work is, not the other way around. Now you only have to take the 12.7 oz./360 g PowerScan RF scanner to the 500 lb. / 227 kg pallet; not the pallet to the scanner.

Utilizing the latest in Radio Frequency (RF) technology, the PowerScan RF has a range of up to 150′ / 46 m. This allows you the freedom to scan pallets at the other end of the loading dock or boxes at the end of a warehouse aisle up to 150’ / 46 m from your host terminal. Its unique acknowledgment tone lets you know that your data transmission was successful. With multi-point capability, the PowerScan RF allows you to assign multiple scanners to a single base station, thereby increasing throughput and reducing the cost of additional base stations and host terminals.

The convenient base/docking station charges the battery every time the scanner is inserted. The PowerScan RF can operate up to 8 hours or more on a single charge of the battery pack. Changing the battery is a quick 5 second job. An optional four-station battery charger lets you charge up to four battery packs at a time. The base station can be mounted on a counter, a wall or even a fork truck. The uniquely designed latch keeps the scanner in place even if your fork truck is going over floor grates or
speed bumps.

Built for Rugged Industrial Environments
The Powerscan RF is based on the original PowerScan laser scanner, the first scanner designed from the ground up for rugged industrial use. The RF scanner meets the same tough environmental standards such as an IP54 rating for dust and wind blown rain. And a drop specification of multiple 6.5′ / 2 m drops to concrete!

All models of PowerScan RF have the same rugged features that have made PowerScan scanners the choice for tough industrial applications.

  • High impact enclosure with protective rubber cushioning.
  • Frictionless scan mechanism.
  • Shock mounted optical components.
  • Diamond-coated, shatter-proof window.
  • Flash memory for easy field upgrades.

4 Different Models To Fit Your Needs
If you need to read small, high density labels at 2″ / 5 cm or reflective labels at 36′ / 11 m up on the side of a warehouse storage rack, there is a model for you. The PowerScan RF models include High Density (HD), Standard Range (SR), Long Range (LR) and Extra Long Range (XLR). And every model is equipped with QuadraLogic® II decoding software to read torn, disfigured and poorly printed labels.

Mechanical

Dimensions

Scanner: 9.4 x 4.0 x 2.8″ / 23.9 x 10.2 x 7.1 cm
Base Station: 10.5 x 3.5* x 2.5″ / 26.7 x 8.9* x 6.4 cm –
*width is 4.2″ / 10.7 cm including mounting knobs

Weight

Scanner: 12.7 oz. / 360 g
Base Station: 16 oz. / 454 g

Optical

Light source

Extra Bright 650nm Visible Laser Diode (VLD)

Scan system

Frictionless flexure mechanism

Rate

37 scans/sec. nominal

Print contrast ratio

25% minimum

Pitch

±65°

Skew

±55°

Ambient light immunity

Artificial light: 1,200 foot candles / 12,900 Lux
Sunlight: 8,000 foot candles / 86,100 Lux

Depth-of-Field Chart -(printing resolution, contrast and ambient light dependent)

Label Density
Paper Labels
Standard Range
(Decoded, Code 39)
Range
High Density
(Decoded, Code 39)
Range
Long Range
(Decoded, Code 39)
Range
Extra Long Range
(Decoded, Code 39)
Range
2.5 mil 1.25″ to 2.0″ /
3.2 to 5.1 cm
3 mil 1.0″ to 2.25″ /
2.5 to 5.7 cm
4 mil 1.0″ to 3.0″ /
2.5 to 7.6 cm
5 mil 3.0 ” to 6.0″ /
7.6 to 15.2 cm
0.7″ to 4.0″ /
1.8 to 10.2 cm
7.5 mil 2.0″ to 10.0″ /
5.1 to 25.4 cm
0.5″ to 4.5″ /
1.3 to 11.4 cm
8″ to 13″ /
20 to 33 cm
10 mil 1.0″ to 16.0″ /
2.5 to 40.6 cm
0.5 ” to 5.0″ /
1.3 to 12.7 cm
7″ to 20″ /
18 to 51 cm
15 mil 0.5″ to 27.0″ /
1.3 to 68.6 cm
7″ to 32″ /
18 to 81 cm
3.3′ to 5.0′ /
102 to 152 cm
20 mil 0.5″ to 36.0″ /
1.3 to 91.4 cm
6″ to 4.0′ /
15 to 122 cm
2.3′ to 6.0′ /
71 to 183 cm
40 mil 5.0″ to 48.0″ /
12.7 to 122.0 cm
9″ to 7.0′ /
23 to 213 cm
2.3′ to 12.0′ /
71 to 366 cm
55 mil 6.0″ to 60.0″ /
15.2 to 152.0 cm
15″ to 9.0′ /
38 to 274 cm
3.3′ to 15.0′ /
102 to 457 cm
Reflective Labels
40 mil 20″ to 8.3′ /
56 to 254 cm
3.3′ to 15.0′ /
102 to 457 cm
70 mil 40″ to 15.0′ /
101 to 457 cm
6.7′ to 25.0′ /
203 to 762 cm
100 mil 40″ to 22.0′ /
116 to 671 cm
6.7′ to 36.0′ /
203 to 1097 cm

Electrical

Scanner Operating Current (nominal)

200mA @ 2.45 VDC (from NiMH Batteries) (6,000 scans per charge)

Base Station

External Power Input Requires PSC Approved Power Supply
Input Voltage (Power Off Terminal): 7.5 to 14 VDC
Input Current (nominal):
110mA (charger empty)
135mA (Battery in trickle charge)
280mA (Battery in fast charge)
Battery Charge Time
In Base Station: 4 hrs to 90%, 6 hrs to 100%
In Optional Charger: 2 hrs to 90%, 4 hrs to 100%

Environmental

Temperature rating

Operating: 14° to 122° F / -10° to 50° C
Storage: -4° to 140° F / -20° to 60° C

Humidity

5 to 95% non-condensing

Shock (at 23°C)

Scanner: multiple 6.5′ / 2 m drops to concrete
Base Station: multiple 4′ / 1.2 m drops to concrete

Vibration

meets MIL-STD-810E

Decoding Capability (autodiscriminates between)

UPC /EAN / JAN
Code 39
Codabar
Pharmacode 39
Code 39 Full ASCII
Code 128
EAN128
Code 93
Interleaved 2 of 5
Standard 2 of 5
MSI / Plessey

Communications

Host

RS232C Serial
Wand Emulation
PC (XT, AT, PS2)
IBM 46XX
USB Keyboard
Universal Keyboard Wedge (supports over 2,000 PC’s and Terminals)

Radio

Multi-point operation up to 8 scanners to one base station
Channels – 10 each, software selectable
Range – 150′ / 46 m line of sight
Frequency range (varies by country)–
902 MHz – 928 MHz
433.05 MHz – 434.79 MHz

Safety & Regulatory

Electrical: Complies to

TÜV
UL
cUL

Emissions: Complies to

FCC-A
EN 55022-B
BCIQ CNS13438
AS/NZS 3548

Laser classification

CDRH Class II; (CAUTION: Laser Radiation – do not stare into beam)
IEC 60825 Class 2

Radio:

ETSI-ETS-300 220
FCC Part 15.249
For a complete list of approvals by country contact your PSC representative

Getting Started