Cordless barcode readers

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Cordless barcode readers

Postby alainalbert » Thu, Oct 10 2019, 4:41PM

I heard that Thermwood CNCs are allergic to anything that is cordless because of potential interference with the electronics.

Is this still the case? If yes, would a USB hub with extended cable to the machine solve this problem? If not,is there a reason that a 15 foot usb extension not work with the corded barcode reader?

It would be great value to be able to scan bar codes away from the machine.

Has anyone else found a solution to this problem?

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Re: Cordless barcode readers

Postby Jeremy Schiffer » Fri, Oct 11 2019, 8:08AM

We're using a cordless scanner. Granted, it is transmitting to our office computers and not directly to the machine, but we have never had it interfere with the machine in any way. Don't see how it could, really.
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Re: Cordless barcode readers

Postby alainalbert » Fri, Oct 11 2019, 8:49AM

thanks, Jeremy. I appreciate your input. I don't see how it could either but I was warned by my tech that the signals can interfere with the controller. I'm just looking for a way to improve the off-fall label scanning process and scanning away from the machine would be a bonus.

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Re: Cordless barcode readers

Postby Tommy Wieler » Tue, Oct 15 2019, 10:07AM

We've been using a wireless mouse for the cnc for years without issue

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Re: Cordless barcode readers

Postby alainalbert » Tue, Oct 15 2019, 1:32PM

Thanks Tommy. Good to know and it makes sense. I bet a lot of people are doing the same thing.


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