Industrial Automation

2D Barcode Readers

2D Barcode Readers

QX Hawk Flexible Industrial Imager

QX Hawk Flexible Industrial Imager

  • Decode any symbol
  • Optional C-mount networking
  • Simple plug and play connectivity
  • Compact, rugged IP65/67 enclosure
  • Liquid lens autofocus & modular zoom
  • Advanced X-Mode decoding algorithms
  • Decodes/second: up to 60
  • Read range: varies by configuration
  • Liquid lens autofocus & modular zoom
  • Optional C-Mount lens model
  • Integrated Ethernet networking
  • Advanced X-Mode decoding algorithms
  • Simple plug and play connectivity
  • Compact, rugged IP65/67 enclosure
  • Optional Embedded Ethernet TCP/IP & EtherNet/IP

The QX Hawk is the world’s first imager to be fully integrated with liquid lens technology, enabling infinite focus flexibility. Bridging the gap between ease of use and performance, the QX Hawk features a high resolution modular optical zoom system, aggressive X-Mode decoding, and simple plug and play connectivity.

The QX Hawk imager easily reads any barcode or 2D symbol, including challenging 2D direct part marks (DPM), in any environment, within seconds of installation.

Advanced Optical System
Advanced imaging technology includes a high resolution modular optical zoom system that enables the QX Hawk to read marks at distances from 20 mm to 2 m and beyond. Combined with patent pending liquid lens autofocus, the QX Hawk can easily cover almost any auto ID application.

Decode Any Symbol
Using best-in-class X-Mode decode algorithms, the QX Hawk consistently captures everything from low contrast, damaged, or otherwise challenging direct part marks, to a high density 3.3 mil Data Matrix, to a very large linear barcode.

Powerful Performance
The QX Hawk is powered by a dual core ARM/DSP processor to allow both high speed image capture and real time configuration and communication. The embedded processing, combined with three high speed inputs/outputs directly from the reader, enable the QX Hawk to provide line level control functions.

  • Decodes/second: up to 60
  • Read range: varies by configuration
  • Liquid lens autofocus & modular zoom
  • Integrated Ethernet networking
  • Configuration Options: 0.4MP CMOS or 1.3MP CCD

MECHANICAL (Integrated Optics)
Height: 1.59” (40.5 mm)
Width: 2.27” (57.6 mm)
Depth: 3.79” (96.3 mm)
Weight: 10 oz. (280 g)

MECHANICAL (C-Mount Optics)
Height: 4.03” (102.3 mm)
Width: 2.27” (57.6 mm)
Depth: 1.59” (40.5 mm)
Weight: 11 oz. (320 g)

LIGHT SOURCE (Integrated Optics)

Type: High output LEDs

LIGHT COLLECTION OPTIONS
Progressive scan, square pixel.
Shutter: Software adjustable 1/60 to 1/100,000
CMOS WVGA: 752 by 480 pixels
CCD SXGA: 1280 by 960 pixels

READ PARAMETERS
Pitch: ±30° Skew: ±30° Tilt: 360°
CMOS Decode Rate: Up to 60 decodes per second
CCD Decode Rate: Up to 20 decodes per second

File Type Description Download Link
SPEC Specification Sheet QX Hawk Specification Sheet qxhawkspec.pdf
EDS Electronic Data Sheet QX Hawk EDS Files QX_Hawk_32-000008-01.zip
QS Quick Start Guide QX Hawk Quick Start Guide qxhawk_qxhawk_c-mount_quickstartguides.zip
CON Configuration Guide QX Hawk Configuration Guide qxhawk_qxhawk_c-mount_configguides.zip
CERT Certificates QX Hawk Certificates QX_Hawk_Certificates.zip
CAD CAD File QX Hawk Drawings QX_Hawk_Drawings.zip
FWU Firmware QX Hawk Firmware QX_Hawk_FW_APP-31_DSP-16_Kernel-13.zip
MAN User Manual QX Hawk User Manual qxhawkmanual.pdf

Microscan Imagers Ensure 2D Code Readability and Increase Efficiency During Manufacturing of Miniature Identifiers

Microscan Imagers Ensure 2D Code Readability and Increase Efficiency During Manufacturing of Miniature Identifiers

ATC Industrial Automation equipped one of its customers, a leading supplier of electronic components, with Microscan's QX Hawk Imager to ensure the presence and readability of tiny, low-contrast 2D Data Matrix codes etched directly onto PCB identifier pads.

Error-Proofing Food Packaging Processes

Error-Proofing Food Packaging Processes

End of Line verification solutions use bar code readers, such as the QX Hawk imager, to detect incorrect labels and stop immediately the assembly line, providing extra security to the packing operation.

Global Medical Product Manufacturer Error-Proofs Its Packaging Line with Automated Labeling and Track-and-Trace Solution

Global Medical Product Manufacturer Error-Proofs Its Packaging Line with Automated Labeling and Track-and-Trace Solution

Terumo Medical Corporation error-proofs its labeling process with a system that incorporates QX Hawk Imagers on each packaging line to ensure each device receives a correct and readable label that is traceable and compliant with all industry regulations.

Decoding Dot Peen 2D Codes on Brake Components

Decoding Dot Peen 2D Codes on Brake Components

A manufacturer of anti-lock breaks wanted to mark each component in its system with a 2D code and track it throughout the manufacturing process, requiring the use of a high-performance direct part mark reader.

Contract Manufacturers Use Data Matrix to Track Products

Contract Manufacturers Use Data Matrix to Track Products

A manufacturer of printed circuit board assemblies needed to replace its vision system with a barcode reader that could be easily reconfigured between product line changeovers without the use of a monitor or a PC.

Reading Data Matrix on Pharmaceutical Packaging

Reading Data Matrix on Pharmaceutical Packaging

At their state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, a new pharmaceutical manufacturer uses Data Matrix to automate the product verification system of their home insulin kits.

Data Matrix Used to Track Repackaging Process

Data Matrix Used to Track Repackaging Process

As part of their quality contrrol process, a leading repackaging facility of pharmaceutical products uses a Data Matrix symbol for product label verification.

Reading Data Matrix in Electronic Components

Reading Data Matrix in Electronic Components

An electronics manufacturing company needed a 2D reader to verify that the correct components have been placed on printed circuit boards before they are shipped to customers.

Reading Data Matrix for High Speed Sortation

Reading Data Matrix for High Speed Sortation

A leading manufacturer of document processing equipment needed to integrate a Data Matrix reader into their equipment to accommodate customers who use Data Matrix as their control code.

Quality Control and Error Prevention in Food Packaging

Quality Control and Error Prevention in Food Packaging

See how Bunge Finland implemented automated quality control checks to error-proof the packaging process in a factory.

Industrial Connectivity Platforms

Industrial Connectivity Platforms

An overview of industrial connectivity and application solutions with the QX-830.

Automated Vision Inspection and Parts Traceability in Automotive Assembly Process

Automated Vision Inspection and Parts Traceability in Automotive Assembly Process

At their facility in Shanghai, TRW Automotive completely automates their assembly line using Microscan smart cameras, barcode readers, and lighting equipment to guide robotics, detect quality issues, and ensure each component is tracked from start to finish.

Microscan X-Mode Technology

Microscan X-Mode Technology

Microscan X-Mode technology provides industry-leading decode performance on both directly-marked and printed symbols. X-Mode decoding algorithms are available on several Microscan platforms from laser barcode scanners to 2D barcode imagers to machine vision cameras and software.

IPC APEX 2016 Las Vegas Interview

IPC APEX 2016 Las Vegas Interview

Microscan Global Business Development Manager for Electronics, Christoph Wimmer, introduces barcode reading and machine vision solutions on display at the IPC APEX 2016 tradeshow in Las Vegas, Nevada. Microscan's MicroHAWK® Barcode Readers are integrated into a demo of Microscan's PanelScan® PCB Traceability System to illustrate in-line PCB identification for worry-free traceability of components despite line changes resulting in new codes on PCBs, new code or mark locations, different PCB colors, and other changes.

QX Hawk CMOS Readers
Part Number Description
FIS-6801-0410G QX Hawk, Industrial Imager, CMOS, 12 Degree Optic, Serial
FIS-6801-1410G QX Hawk, Industrial Imager, CMOS, 12 Degree Optic, Ethernet
FIS-6801-0510G QX Hawk, Industrial Imager, CMOS, 15 Degree Optic, Serial
FIS-6801-1510G QX Hawk, Industrial Imager, CMOS, 15 Degree Optic, Ethernet
FIS-6801-0210G QX Hawk, Industrial Imager, CMOS, 30 Degree Optic, Serial
FIS-6801-1210G QX Hawk, Industrial Imager, CMOS, 30 Degree Optic, Ethernet
FIS-6801-0310G QX Hawk, Industrial Imager, CMOS, 45 Degree Optic, Serial
FIS-6801-1310G QX Hawk, Industrial Imager, CMOS, 45 Degree Optic, Ethernet
FIS-6801-0010G QX Hawk, Industrial Imager, CMOS, C-Mount Optic, Serial
FIS-6801-1010G QX Hawk, Industrial Imager, CMOS, C-Mount Optic, Ethernet
QX Hawk CCD Readers
FIS-6801-0400G QX Hawk, Industrial Imager, CCD, 12 Degree Optic, Serial
FIS-6801-1400G QX Hawk, Industrial Imager, CCD, 12 Degree Optic, Ethernet
FIS-6801-0500G QX Hawk, Industrial Imager, CCD, 15 Degree Optic, Serial
FIS-6801-1500G QX Hawk, Industrial Imager, CCD, 15 Degree Optic, Ethernet
FIS-6801-0200G QX Hawk, Industrial Imager, CCD, 30 Degree Optic, Serial
FIS-6801-1200G QX Hawk, Industrial Imager, CCD, 30 Degree Optic, Ethernet
FIS-6801-0300G QX Hawk, Industrial Imager, CCD, 45 Degree Optic, Serial
FIS-6801-1300G QX Hawk, Industrial Imager, CCD, 45 Degree Optic, Ethernet
FIS-6801-0000G QX Hawk, Industrial Imager, CCD, C-Mount Optic, Serial
FIS-6801-1000G QX Hawk, Industrial Imager, CCD, C-Mount Optic, Ethernet