A handheld barcode scanner aims to make supply chains work better when used with metal detectors


Loma Systems has introduced a handheld barcode scanner to work with its IQ4 metal detector series that makes it quicker to handle product changeovers.

For lines with multiple product switches each day, operators will normally have to select from a list of products via the Loma user interface screen, to identify a new batch of products being presented. However, Loma’s new barcode scanner for the IQ4 Series, a GRYPHON D4132-BK, is an alternative way to identify a product that is quicker and more accurate.

The scanner can be used to scan the packaged product’s barcode and if the product has been set-up previously, the system will recall all the product’s characteristics and can immediately start detecting for metal contaminants. The barcode scanner is IP52 rated.

This barcode scanner for the IQ4 is an ideal alternative when a line has a high volume of product changes per day or many products stored in the system. With the new scanner, the operator simply scans the packaging’s barcode, thereby facilitating accurate and quick switching in the system with no risk of selecting the wrong product from the user interface product selection screen.

Currently the barcode scanner is available on the IQ4 Rectangular Search Head for both the IQ4 standard and Run-Wet specification conveyorised metal detector series. 

For systems in the field, a service engineer, or an accredited Loma engineer should complete the installation. If a cradle/holster is required to hold the scanner when not in use, it should not be mounted to the IQ4 search head, as the metal free zone should be respected.

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