Zebra Technologies Launches Fixed Industrial Scanner for AI Applications and Powerful 3D Sensors

New technology capabilities are needed to make the ‘connected factory’ a reality

BOURNE END, England – 28 May 2024 - Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA), a leading digital solution provider enabling businesses to intelligently connect data, assets, and people, today introduced the FS42 fixed industrial scanner and 3S Series 3D sensors as it continues to power secure technology innovation around AI and industrial automation for the manufacturing industry to help increase operational efficiency.

The FS42 fixed industrial scanner comes equipped with a neural processing unit (NPU) for faster performance when running AI deep learning-based tools. The FS42 will also feature Zebra Aurora Focus™ for fast set-up and deployment. 

At upcoming industry events, Zebra will preview an AI deep learning-based anomaly detection tool on the FS42, demonstrating superior performance for assembly verification and defect detection applications.

Together with its new pixel application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC), manufacturers and warehousing operators will benefit from faster decode times for select symbologies and gain significant performance enhancements for Zebra’s deep learning-based optical character recognition (DL-OCR) tool.

The high-resolution, high-speed 3S Series 3D sensors are plug-and-play ready with a power over ethernet (PoE) connection. They are enhanced with Zebra’s Aurora Design Assistant™ or Aurora Vision Studio™ to speed up development and bring 3D vision applications online quicker. Kits with Zebra’s 4Sight Series EV7 vision controller will also be available for multi-camera machine vision and deep learning applications on the factory floor.

The 3S40 sensor supports new use cases with a large field of view for the inspection and dimensioning of larger, static objects, with a scanning area of up 1626 (width) x 1312 (depth) x 1280 (height) mm. The 3S80 sensor is ideal for accurate inspection and dimensioning of static or in motion objects, with a scanning area of up to 862 (width) x 567 (depth) x 442 (height) mm for the 3S80-4M, while the 3S80-4L scan area reaches to 2495 (width) 1836 (depth) x 2256 (height) mm.

The 3S80 provides high-quality 3D data, colour information, and the ability to scan random movement in a picking application. The technology behind the 3S80 is patented, parallel-structured light technology which enables users to 3D scan whole areas of scenes with sub-millimetre resolution and accuracy, including those that are high-gloss, translucent or transparent.

Together, the 3S Series sensors can cover a range of use cases in manufacturing and logistics. These include electric vehicle battery surface inspection, automotive parts inspection, 3D measurement of angles in post assembly inspection, volume measurement, box dimensioning and object sizes in logistics operations. As part of a picking solution, the 3S Series can support logistics palletising and depalletising, bin picking, and robotic picking for automotive assembly lines.

“Customers and industry reports are clear on the challenges manufacturers and logistics operators face and the opportunities before them. Zebra provides the tools they need to optimise the frontline,” said Donato Montanari, General Manager and Vice President, Machine Vision, Zebra Technologies. “Better 3D technology, deep learning, and NPUs are powerful tools businesses need to support quality production and processing, and Zebra’s hardware and software will help deliver the outcomes they want.”

The first product launch demos and previews in Europe will take place at SPS Italia, 28-30 May. The Zebra Machine Vision team will be available to discuss these new solutions in person at UKIVA, 18-19 June, The Battery Show Europe, 18-20 June, and Vision, 8-10 October.


  • Zebra will launch its new FS42 fixed industrial scanner, camera ready for deep learning anomaly detection and 3S Series 3D sensors for static and in-motion use cases in manufacturing and logistics.  
  • Zebra is powering secure tech innovations such as AI across its portfolio to deliver new capabilities for manufacturing and logistics customers who are faced with ongoing operational, compliance, quality and labour challenges.


Zebra (NASDAQ: ZBRA) helps organizations monitor, anticipate, and accelerate workflows by empowering their frontline and ensuring that everyone and everything is visible, connected and fully optimized. Our award-winning portfolio spans software to innovations in robotics, machine vision, automation and digital decisioning, all backed by a +50-year legacy in scanning, track-and-trace and mobile computing solutions. With an ecosystem of 10,000 partners across more than 100 countries, Zebra’s customers include over 80% of the Fortune 500. Newsweek recently recognized Zebra as one of America’s Most Loved Workplaces and Greatest Workplaces for Diversity, and we are on Fast Company’s list of the Best Workplaces for Innovators. Learn more at www.zebra.com or sign up for news alerts. Follow Zebra’s Your Edge blog, LinkedIn, X and Facebook, and check out our Story Hub: Zebra Perspectives.

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