Symbol LS3408-FZ

Symbol LS3408-FZ

Rugged handheld scanner

Reads damaged 1-D bar codes for maximum industrial productivity

The rugged LS3408-FZ handheld scanner features fuzzy logic technology for fast and accurate reading of damaged, dirty and poorly printed one-dimensional (1-D) bar codes typically found in industrial environments. In the yard, warehouse, distribution centre, manufacturing plant or retail store, the LS3408-FZ handheld scanner offers superior performance, reliability and user-friendly ergonomics to improve productivity. Multiple on-board interfaces ensure flexible plug-and- play host connectivity.

Advanced data capture technology for tough environments

As innovative as it is rugged, the LS3408-FZ delivers the ergonomic and operational features for scan intensive industrial applications. Industry-leading impact tests ensure reliable performance in spite of the inevitable accidental drops. The device is impervious to dust and water, and its exit window is scratch-resistant and recessed for the highest level of durability. As a result, you avoid unnecessary equipment downtime or expensive equipment replacement costs. For applications requiring quick access and convenient storage, the LS3408-FZ features a built-in metal hook for attachment to a pulley. Two large LED-enhancing windows and extra loud 80 decibel (db) beeper are strategically placed on the scanner to ensure that decode feedback is clearly visible and audible to users.

Capturing mission-critical information the smart way

The standard range LS3408-FZ is designed specifically for industrial applications. When you choose the LS3408-FZ, you receive the added assurance of purchasing from Zebra — a company with proven advanced data capture capabilities and millions of scanner installations worldwide.

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Symbol LS3408-FZ Specifications

Physical Characteristics
Dimensions: 7.34 in. H x 4.82 in. W x 2.93 in. D 18.65 cm H x 12.25 cm W x 7.43 cm D
Weight (w/o cable): 12.35 oz./350 g
Power Requirements: 4.5 - 14 VDC
Stand-by Current: 50 mA
Power Sources: Depending on host:
  • Host power
  • External power supply
Colour: Twilight Black/Yellow
Performance Characteristics
Scanner Type: Retrocollective
Light Source: 650 nm visible laser diode
Scan Repetition: 36 scans per second typical
Min. Element Width: 5 mil/0.127 mm
Print Contrast: 25% minimum reflective difference
Roll (Tilt):1 ± 20° from normal
Pitch:2 ± 65° from normal
Skew (Yaw):3 ± 50° from normal
Decode Capability: UPC/EAN, UPC/EAN with Supplementals, GS1-128 (formerly UCC/EAN 128), JAN 8 & 13, Code 39, Code 39 Full ASCII, Code 39 Trioptic, Code 128, Code 128 Full ASCII, Codabar (NW7), Interleaved 2 of 5, Discrete 2 of 5, Code 93, MSI, Code 11, Code 32, Bookland EAN, IATA, GS1DataBar (formerly RSS)
Interfaces Supported: RS232, Keyboard Wedge, Wand Emulation, Scanner Emulation, IBM 468X/469X, USB and Synapse
* Minimum distance determined by symbol length and scan angle
User Environment
Operating Temp.: -22° to 122° F/-30° to 50° C
Storage Temp.: -40° to 158° F/-40° to 70° C
Humidity: 5% to 95% relative humidity, non-condensing
Sealing: Sealed to IP65 specifications
Drop Specifications: Unit functions normally after 50 drops to concrete from 6.5 ft. (2m)
Ambient Lighting Tolerance: Tolerant to typical artificial indoor and natural outdoor (direct sunlight) lighting conditions. Fluorescent, Incandescent, Mercury Vapor, Sodium Vapor, LED4: 450 Ft Candles (4,844 Lux) Sunlight: 8000 Ft Candles (86,111 Lux)
Electrostatic Discharge: Conforms to 20 kV air discharge and 8 kV of contact discharge
Input Transient IEC 1000-4-(2,3,4,5,6,11)
EMI/RFI: FCC Part 15 Class B, ICES-003 Class B, European Union EMC Directive, Japan VCCI/MITI/Dentori
Laser Safety: IEC825-1 CLASS 2
The LS3408-FZ is warranted against defects in workmanship and materials for a period of 3 years (36 months) from date of shipment, provided that the product remains unmodified and is operated under normal and proper conditions. See full warranty for details.
1 - Roll (Tilt): Controlled by rotating the wrist clockwise or counterclockwise 2 - Pitch: Controlled by dropping or raising the wrist 3 - Skew (Yaw): Controlled by rotating the wrist from left to right or vice versa 4 - LED lighting with high AC ripple content can impact scanning performance
Depth of Field
Label Density LS3408-FZ
Paper Label English Metric
Code 39 – 5 mil 2.50” – 7.25” 6.35 – 18.42 cm
Code 39 – 7.5 mil 2.00” – 15.75” 5.08 – 40.00 cm
100% UPC – 13 mil 1.00” – 24.00” 2.54 – 60.96 cm
Code 39 – 20 mil 0 – 39.50” 0 – 100.33 cm
Code 39 – 40 mil 2.00” – 67.00” 5.08 – 170.18 cm

Code 39 – 55 mil

4.00” – 84.00” 10.16 – 213.36 cm

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