Zebra announced this week the launch f the new 3600 Ultra Rugged Barcode Scanner Serie. Built to be count on oit, this new barcode scanner provides outstanding scanning performance, with advanced scanning technology that enables the first-time every time capture of bar codes faster, farther and in practically any condition — even under shrinkwrap or damaged, dirty or poorly printed.
But just how rugged is the new 3600 Scanners? These units are the only scanners in this class that are dust-tight, sprayproof and waterproofed to be rated IP67.
What does IP 67 means? – No, IP it does not means Internet Protocol address in this case, it means Ingress Protection and it is used to specify the environmental protection of enclosures around electronic equipment. These ratings are determined by specific tests. The IP number, formed by 2 numbers, being the first referring to the protection against solids and particulate like dust and dirt on the environment. The second number refers to the protection against liquids. The higher the number, the better the protection.
1St Digit Rating
0 – No protection
1 – Protection against solids greater than 1.96″ / 50mm in diameter.
2 – Protection against solids greater than 0.49″/12.5mm in diameter
3 – Protection against solids greater than 0.098″/2.5mm in diameter, like tools.
4 – Protection against solids greater than 0.039″/1mm in diameter, such as wires
5 – Limited protection against dust, that is, no harmful deposit
6 – Complete protection of dust
2nd Digit Rating
0 – No protection
1 – Protection against vertically falling drops or condensation
2 – Protection against direct sprays of liquid, up to 15 degrees from vertical
3 – Protection against direct sprays of liquid, up to 60 degrees from vertical
4 – Protection against direct sprays of liquid from all directions, with limited ingress permitted
5 – Protection against low-pressure of jets of water from all directions, with imited ingress permitted
6 – Protection against strong jets of water from all directions, with limited ingress permitted
7 – Protection against temporary immersion between 0.49ft./15cm and 3.28ft./1m for 30 minutes
8 – Protection against long periods of immersion over 3.28ft./1m and under pressure
What about configuration and remote management?
Also, the 3600 barcode Scanner offers one of the the highest drop, tumble and sealing specifications for comparable devices. All scanners in this family offer 8 ft. 2.4 m drop specification, which is 23% more than other scanner in this class, being able to operate — even after 5,000 tumbles. The 3600 Series offers IP65-sealed cradles for a complete rugged cordless solution.
The Zebra 3600 series model comes with Zebra management tools, like the 123Scan2 and Scanner Management Service (SMS) which work hand-in-hand to minimize management time and cost by automating initial configuration, updating and troubleshooting.
And with six models to choose from, there is a 3600 model designed to meet the specific scanning needs in your warehouse or manufacturing plant.
For more information on how this barcode scanner can help you in your operations, contact one of our regional sales office.