Examples of barcode scanners for factory data collection
Data Collection terminals today come in many form factors and can be in form of traditional bar code scanner for receiving and shipping, aterminal with a gun handle. Costs are often $2000.00 - $3000.00 but you can get same features for factory data collection terminals that range from $500 and up.
Any tablet is great for Quality Control to scan data and pull up drawings and prints for inspecting parts but are awkward to scan bar codes - there are small bluetooth scanners the size of a garage door opener you pull out of your shirt pocket that scan to the tablet screen.
Any Android smartphone can be used by shop floor employees to scan bar codes and enter quantities of parts completed and non-conforming parts. Hence all three form factors would be included for an MES System.
Below are three ruggedized data collection terminals that have push to talk feature (walkie talkie) and scanner that will work with Omega Cube
The TC70/TC75 Series, available from Advanced Automation is the professional-grade device built from the ground up for the enterprise:
... 4G/LTE (TC75 Series Only) and 802.11a/b/g/n connectivity for anywhere, anytime access to information. Zebra's Mobility Extensions (Mx), a layer of features that transform Android from ...call vendor for pricing
This Sprint phone is built with the same durability you
would expect from CAT equipment for $500.00
New Horizon has a competitive ruggedized terminal that functions like a walkie talkie and scans bar codes SonimXP8 for $675.00