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Housing Design; Optical; Positioning The Exit Window; Avoiding Scratched Windows - Motorola SE4710 Integration Manual

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Housing Design

NOTE Perform an opto-mechanical analysis for the housing design to ensure optimal scanning or imaging
Design the engine's housing so that internal reflections from the aiming and illumination system are not directed
back toward the engine. The reflections from the window or housing can cause problems, and for particular window
tilt angles, these reflections can bounce off the top or bottom of the housing and reach the engine. Avoid any bright
objects around the engine that can be reflected by a tilted window into the engine field of view and appear in a
captured image.
Recommended Exit Window Information on page 2-11
dimensional requirements can vary. Consider using baffles or matte-finished dark internal housing colors.


The SE4710 uses a sophisticated optical system that provides imaging performance that matches or exceeds the
performance of much larger imagers. However, an improperly designed enclosure, or improper selection of window
material, can affect the performance of the SE4710.

Positioning the Exit Window

Position the window so that illumination system light reflected off the inside of the window is not reflected back into
the engine (see
Recommended Exit Window Information on page
accommodate the recommended window angle, contact Motorola to discuss positioning requirements. An
improperly positioned window can significantly decrease performance.
Window Positioning Options
There are two options for window positioning:
Parallel window - This is the preferred method for imager engines. Adhere to the maximum window distance
specifications in
Tilted window - This is used for either laser or imager engines. Adhere to the minimum window tilt
specifications in
NOTE For bar code reading, use either a parallel or tilted window. For document capture applications, Motorola
strongly recommends the parallel window installation. For tilted windows, dust, contamination, and
scratches on the window can cause visible blemishes in the images.

Avoiding Scratched Windows

Scratches on the window can greatly reduce the performance of the imaging system. Motorola recommends
recessing the window into the housing or applying a scratch resistance coating.
Figure 2-6 on page
Table 2-4 on page
provides minimum exit window tilt angles. These
2-11). If the designed enclosure cannot
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