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Laser Scanner For Automatic Storage
Author(s): Fernando D. Carvalho; Bento A. Correia; Jose M. Rebordao; F. Carvalho Rodrigues
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Paper Abstract

The automated magazines are beeing used at industry more and more. One of the problems related with the automation of a Store House is the identification of the products envolved. Already used for stock management, the Bar Codes allows an easy way to identify one product. Applied to automated magazines, the bar codes allows a great variety of items in a small code. In order to be used by the national producers of automated magazines, a devoted laser scanner has been develloped. The Prototype uses an He-Ne laser whose beam scans a field angle of 75 degrees at 16 Hz. The scene reflectivity is transduced by a photodiode into an electrical signal, which is then binarized. This digital signal is the input of the decodifying program. The machine is able to see barcodes and to decode the information. A parallel interface allows the comunication with the central unit, which is responsible for the management of automated magazine.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 January 1988
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Proc. SPIE 0952, Laser Technologies in Industry, (16 January 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.968817
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Fernando D. Carvalho, LNETI - OPTICA (Portugal)
Bento A. Correia, LNETI - OPTICA (Portugal)
Jose M. Rebordao, LNETI - OPTICA (Portugal)
F. Carvalho Rodrigues, LNETI - OPTICA (Portugal)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0952:
Laser Technologies in Industry

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