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High-end read device with high-performance image capture

The optical read device enables customized production and complies with automation requirements in the context of Industrie 4.0. It is generally suited for use across many branches of industry, in particular the automotive manufacturing sector and its suppliers, as well as logistics.
Other accessories include new, flexible-control built-in ring lights with separately configurable ring light segments. These not only enhance functional reliability, but also extend the application scope by enabling an increased working distance. The electronic focusing function (E-Focus) also reduces sources of error during set-up and so helps cut unnecessary downtimes. Using the Simatic S7-1500 controller, the Simatic MV540 can also be connected to the open cloud-based IoT operating system MindSphere.This opens up new scope for using current production data. As a result of integration into the TIA Portal combined with Siemens IT security tests, the Simatic MV540 also provides a high level of security and fail-safe reliability.
The outstanding image capture performance of the optical reader Simatic MV540 is due to its variety of resolutions, integrated lighting and electronically controllable lens (E-Focus). Another innovation is the improved device handling. The unique one-button configuration for network parameterization and the one-button read configuration permit device configuration without admin rights using web-based management (WBM). Customers also benefit from reduced training and standstill periods as a result of the standardized WBM user interface, which works independently of any specific device and requires no installation. With its generous one gigabyte (1 GB) working memory, the device can also make extended use of the autotrigger function, which helps save the costs involved in setting up ultra-precise mechanical systems in the plant. With its two separately operating CPU (Central Processing Unit) cores, it is also possible to implement plants with a very high cycle rate and also applications requiring complex algorithms. The language change-over facility, the compliance with all relevant standards and an international support network make the Simatic MV540 suitable for use anywhere around the world. The optical reader comes with an exceptionally compact design and a high degree of protection IP67, making it ideal for use in harsh industrial environments and installation where space is in short supply.

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Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for 170 years. The company is active around the globe, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world''''s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is a leading supplier of efficient power generation and power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions as well as automation, drive and software solutions for industry. The company is also a leading provider of medical imaging equipment – such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging systems – and a leader in laboratory diagnostics as well as clinical IT. In fiscal 2017, which ended on September 30, 2017, Siemens generated revenue of €83.0 billion and net income of €6.2 billion. At the end of September 2017, the company had around 372,000 employees worldwide. Further information is available on the Internet at
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