The ScanDr.

Add Barcode Scanning to your Allen-Bradley PLC in Seconds!

The ScanDr. is the all-in-one solution to add handheld barcode scanners to MicroLogix, ControlLogix, CompactLogix, PLC-5, and SLC5/05 Allen-Bradley PLCs. If you don’t agree that the ScanDr. solution is the easiest and quickest way to add handheld barcode scanning to an Allen-Bradley PLC, we will buy the package back.

A Better Way to Add Barcode Scanning to Your PLC!

PLCs and barcode scanners have had a long, tumultuous history. The problem is barcode scanners provide ASCII data that is hard to deal with in an A-B PLC. Plus, the scanners also support physical layers like RS-232 and USB. Few PLC’s still have serial ports and the USB is designed for programming only. Even if you have the physical layer problem solved, you still have scanners that need to be mounted within ten feet of the PLC. On top of that, you have to deal with alternative power options because few scanners support 24VDC common in control panels.

The ScanDr. package solves these problems! ASCII strings are parsed and delivered directly into a data table of your AB PLC. Add-On Instructions are included to simplify the usage in Control and CompactLogix PLCs. The solution connects to the PLC via Ethernet greatly enhancing your placement options. And, all the cabling and power regulation hardware is included. You connect the gateway via ethernet to the PLC and attach the red and black power cables to a 24VDC: no additional components are needed! It’s that simple!

Lower Cost of Ownership than EtherNet/IP Scanners

You can get expensive EtherNet/IP-enabled scanners, but that locks you into expensive replacement parts. Scanners (like everything handheld on your line) are a regular point of failure. With the life span of handheld barcode scanners measured in the number of drops, they’re lucky to last a year! The ScanDr. package allows you to utilize cost-effective scanners that reduce your replacement costs over time. With the 435NBX gateway lasting up to 10 years, ScanDr. packages make barcode scanner replacements truly plug and play.

EtherNet/IP ScannerScanDr. Package
Month 1Initial Investment: $1,300 ScannerInitial Investment: $1,500 Package
Month 9Replacement=$1,300Replacement Scanner=$250
Month 18Replacement=$1,300Replacement Scanner=$250
Month 27Replacement=$1,300Replacement Scanner=$250
Month 36Replacement=$1,300Replacement Scanner=$250
Total Cost Year 3$6,500$2,500
Cost Savings$4,000

Painless Scanner Replacement

With a ScanDr. package, scanner replacements are seamless. The gateway maintains the connection with the PLC, so no changes to your logic or connections are needed! Simply plug in a replacement scanner to the DB9 port and start scanning. You won’t miss a beat when a scanner fails.

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Industrial and Rugged Options

With the ScanDr., you’ve got two options for your factory floor: Industrial or Rugged. Don’t make the mistake of using low-end Point of Sale (POS) scanners! We offer handheld scanner options rated for up to 5000 drops from 1 meter. Perfect for even the biggest of butter fingers.

Cordless & Wireless Handheld Scanners

The ScanDr. BluetoothTM models are loaded with industry-leading features,making the use and management of your cordless scanners effortless for your workers.

Bluetooth 4.0 for lightning fast data capture

With the latest version of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)- also known as Bluetooth 4.0- your workers get fast, wireless communications and maximum
energy efficiency.

Battery power for up to 70,000 scans or more

With 50% more battery capacity than competitive models, even in the most scan intensive jobs, your workers will have plenty of power for a full shift.

Deploy Bluetooth with zero Wi-Fi network interference – guaranteed

Wi-Fi friendly mode ensures that these Bluetooth models will not interfere with your Wi-Fi infrastructure.

A word from the

“I remember the pressure to keep the line running and product flowing: the endless headaches and stress that came with installing new devices on my line. Sourcing the right part, configuring devices, programming PLCs and navigating the endless catalogs of cables and components to properly power my applications.It was the worst part of my job.”

That’s why we created the ScanDr. packages. Simple, cost-effective, all-in-one solutions designed to add handheld barcode scanners to A-B PLCs easily and painlessly.