Mobile handheld scanners

Industrial mobile reliability

Your Benefits

  • Increased productivity thanks to fast and reliable identification
  • Highly reliable thanks to industrial enclosure rating and rugged housing
  • Intuitive good read feedback for noisy industrial environments via vibrator, beeper, and LED
  • Maximum user comfort thanks to ergonomic and well-balanced housing, plus low overall weight
  • High flexibility and freedom of movement with corded and cordless versions
  • Quick integration into common corded or wireless-based PC interfaces as well into industrial networks


Industrial mobile reliability

The IDM16x delivers the best performance when identifying bar codes, while offering high availability thanks to its industrial and rugged design. The IP65 housing ensures protection against dust and water: It can withstand 50 drops from 2 m on concrete. The ergonomic, lightweight design of the IDM16x as well as its quick integration into all standard industrial networks means it offers maximum convenience. Thanks to Bluetooth variants, flexibility and mobility are guaranteed. The IDM16x is the ideal choice for higher productivity in factory and logistics automation.

At a glance
  • Identification of all popular 1D codes, with PDF version also stacked codes
  • Compact housing with up to IP 65 withstanding 50 drops from 2 m on concrete
  • Good read feedback via LED, beeper and vibrator
  • Supports all popular corded and cordless interfaces as well as industrial fieldbuses via SICK connectivity
  • Tool-free exchange of cable and battery
  • Corded and cordless versions available


Integration into industrial networks

Using modular connection technology, the mobile handheld scanners from SICK can be integrated into numerous fieldbus technologies such as PROFIBUS DP, PROFINET IO/RT, Ethernet TCP/IP, or EtherCAT®. When used in systems such as fixed 1D and 2D cameras or RFID read/write devices, the AUX loop-in is an economical solution.
Especially when it comes to stationary track and trace systems, manual mobile code reading is often required as a back-up. This can be done economically with AUX loop-in.
This video tutorial gives an example of the materials and steps required for integration in a fieldbus network.
Simple PROFIBUS integration into large track and trace systems is possible using the Connection Device Fieldbus fieldbus module.

Simple integration into numerous fieldbus technologies and AUX loop-in for identification systems using modular connectivity

For industrial applications: Tangible benefits to increase your flexibility

The IDM16x mobile hand-held scanner securely and reliably identifies all standard linear and stacked ID codes. Thanks to its rugged, IP65-protected housing, it is able to withstand adverse ambient conditions. At the same time, however, the mobile hand-held scanner is light, easy to hold, and can be used simply and intuitively due to its triple read feedback via LED, beeper, and vibration. The wireless variants deliver flexibility and mobility. The combination of reliable code reading, rugged design, and SICK connectivity enables use in an extremely wide range of industrial fields of application.
Container identification in factory automation: A wide range of code types can be reliability identified with only one device.
Data collection in production: Traceability of products and processes through reliable code identification.
Mobile volume detection of piece goods and pallets. The code is detected by the hand-held scanner and the volume measurement is started.

Compact, rugged and shock resistant for harsh and demanding day-to-day work in industrial environments

SICK LifeTime Services

SICK’s services increase machine and plant productivity, enhance the safety of people all over the world, provide a solid foundation for a sustainable business operation, and protect investment goods. In addition to its usual consulting services, SICK provides direct on-site support during the conceptual design and commissioning phases as well as during operation.

The range of services not only covers aspects like maintenance and inspection, but also includes performance checks as well as upgrades and retrofits. Modular or customized service contracts extend the service life of plants and therefore increase their availability. If faults occur or limit values are exceeded, these are detected at all times by the corresponding sensors and systems.

Consulting and design Application-specific advice on the product, its integration and the application itself.
Commissioning and maintenance Application-optimized and sustainable ─ thanks to professional commissioning and maintenance by a trained SICK service technician.
Service contracts Extended warranty, SICK Remote Service, 24-hour helpdesk, maintenance, availability guarantees and other modular components can be individually combined on request.


Technical overview

  • Technical data overview

    Technical data overview

    ApplicationIndustrial application
    Readable code structures1D codes, Stacked
    Code resolution≥ 0.076 mm
    Reading distance20 mm ... 850 mm 1)
    Ambient operating temperature–20 °C ... +50 °C
    Enclosure ratingIP65
    Shock resistance50 drops from 2 m height on concrete
    Ethernet✔ , TCP/IP, Optional, over external connection module
    PROFINET✔ , optional over external fieldbus module
    EtherCAT®✔ , optional over external fieldbus module
    Serial✔ , RS-232 TTL
    PROFIBUS DP✔ , optional over external fieldbus module
    • 1) For details see reading field diagram.
All technical data can be found accompanying the individual product