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The type IDM handheld scanners are used to capture data and transmit them to PCs and similar devices in hazardous areas.


They are explosion-protected equipment for installation in hazardous areas of zones 1, 2, 21 and 22.

The ReaderBox-054-* supply module is used for the scanner's power supply and data communication. Use cables type VB-IDM to connect the supply module to the handheld scanner. An RS-232 or RS-422 connection can be used for the data connection to a PC or similar devices.

There are several types of this handheld scanner, differing in their design (wired / Bluetooth) and their function (scannable barcode data) - see type code.




Risk of explosion due to electrostatic charge.

In hazardous areas the devices may not be wiped or cleaned with a dry cloth !


For the IDM handheld scanners the points listed below apply in addition to those listed under Installation and Operation:

Ensure safe handling with firm footing and sufficient room for movement..

Devices fitted with laser fall under standards US 21 CFR 1040.10 and EN 60825-1.

The laser's classification is stated on a plate affixed to the device.

Class 1 lasers are deemed inherently safe during normal use, but users must not look directly into the light source. The following statement is statutory under American and international law.

The following statement is statutory under American and international law:

Usage of control elements, adaptations or the use of procedures that differ from these instructions may result in a dangerous exposure to rays.

Class 2 lasers use a visible low-voltage LED. As with any source of bright light, such as the sun, the user should avoid looking directly into the light. Brief exposure to a Class 2 laser is considered not dangerous.


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