General Duty Handheld Scanners Common Applications
General duty handheld scanners are specifically designed for entry level data capture in the retail and healthcare industries and in some specific applications in the light manufacturing market.
Any time you need to automate the data collection activity, to properly manage the warehouse inventory, to assure the correct traceability among the entire supply chain, to enhance check-out speed in retail environment as well as improve transaction accuracy and efficiency in the store, handheld scanners a solution for a wide range of applications.
In retail environments, handheld scanners are fundamental to support the different configuration needs at the check-outs or to maintain inventory accuracy while providing useful business intelligence data for future planning and operations. Healthcare professionals rely on Datalogic barcode scanners during direct care activities, in order to guarantee the correct patient identification, medication verification and a comprehensive Electronic Medical Records (EMR) management.
In the Manufacturing market, they are crucial from shipping and receiving to Work In Progress (WIP) traceability, to configure and set up machines for operation. In the Transportation & Logistics sector, industrial handheld scanners put automation in the hands of workers as they ship, receive, pick, pack, and palletize.
Common applications for general duty handheld scanners include:
C-Stores, pharmacy, non-grocery, fashion, DIY and many more have specific check-out needs dependent on their product mix and check-out configuration. Datalogic has a complete offering of check-out solutions for countertop and handheld use. These scanners provide fast, accurate, and reliable scanning for check-out at any retail enterprise. Furthermore, a wide range of versions with red illumination optics reads Digital Watermarking.
Electronic tracking of patients using barcodes increases the efficiency of treatments and helps to eliminate errors. Barcodes are attached to medical records and patient wristbands are used for identification from the admitting process through discharge. Handheld scanners deliver efficient and secure data by capturing and eliminating errors in data entry with patient files, tracking and follow up. Scanners with disinfectant ready and antimicrobial enclosures are available to offer further protection against spread of germs and bacteria.
Shipping and receiving
It is a critical component of every Warehouse Management System (WMS). Handheld barcode technology allows companies to control inventory levels in real-time. These solutions are essential to help maximize the order accuracy loaded in the right truck, and ultimately delivered to the correct destination.
From raw material to finished good, Work In Progress traceability permits to track each unit throughout the manufacturing process. This means track accuracy, output, and other viable production metrics in real time.
Handheld scanners keep inventory accurate while providing valuable data for planning purposes. Inventory tasks including receiving, stocking, cycle counting, and replenishing are completed effectively and efficiently using devices that are built to survive warehouse environments without causing worker’s fatigue.
Whether processing single or multiple orders in virtually any packaging material, Datalogic solutions including handheld scanners can help ensure accuracy and timeliness.
General Duty Handheld Scanners Common Benefits
General duty handheld scanners offer several advantages to every company. The benefits span from lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) to easy and quick set up. The portfolio completeness allows Datalogic to find the best solution for every customers’ application with the best price/performance ratio on the market.
Eliminate human error and prevent unnecessary waste of resources.
Accelerate throughput and maximize productivity.
Track every unit and every step up to final delivery. Ensures that no steps are missed in the manufacturing or distribution processes, so to make real-time decisions.
Increase the quality of product/service using barcode technology to control the manufacturing and distribution processes and inspect to ensure the best possible performance and outcome.
Deliver on-time, all the time.
Allow Datalogic to increase your profitability, reduce overhead, eliminate waste, and see real return on investment.
Total Cost of Ownership
Additional value features as rugged enclosures, wireless battery charging system reduce the TCO and ensure maximum productivity.
Datalogic provides standard multi-interface connectivity options to let handheld readers to be easily set-up and installed in any kind of environment.