Cognex DataMan 503 Series


The DataMan 503 is suited for the most challenging barcode reading applications and will change the industry's perception of what can be accomplished with a barcode reader.

Made for challenging logistics applications, the DataMan 503 complements the existing line of DataMan logistics barcode readers and expands the number of applications where image-based readers can be used. It is particularly well-suited for applications that have high speeds, wide belt widths, or large variations in package height.

  • Key DataMan 503 applications include:
  • High-speed sortation Large format presentation scanning
  • High-speed material handling 5-6 sided sortation (scan tunnels)
  • Pallet scanning

Designed to reduce costs and support process improvement, the DataMan 503 includes all of the DataMan features that have set Cognex barcode readers apart, including:

  • Highest read rates Performance feedback with FTP image transfer
  • No moving parts
  • High read rates to increase throughput of the distribution center

DataMan 503 fixed-mount barcode readers achieve the highest possible read rates thanks to a high-speed, dual core processing engine that runs the latest Cognex algorithms at speeds up to 140 Hz. 1DMax® with Hotbars® II and 2DMax® with patent-pending PowerGrid™ technology decode damaged or poorly printed 1-D and 2-D codes, despite code quality, printing method or surface that the codes are marked on, and can even read 2-D codes without visible perimeters or quiet zones. 2.1 megapixel resolution Fast image acquisition of over 100 frames per second Synchronous multi-camera operation Xpand 25 for applications that require a larger field-of-view