To address multi-code reading and positioning problems, industry-leading automation solutions provider Omron Automation Americas recently launched the V440-F fixed-mount code reader that can be configured to simplify applications with a single model. The versatile industrial code reader has the mounting flexibility of a C-Mount vision sensor, allowing for short-, medium-, long-distance or wide-area configurations in a compact and cost-effective device. In automotive assembly applications and robotic work cells, it can often be difficult to position a code reader in such a way that it does not interfere with the flow of operation. The V440-F eliminates these positioning challenges with long-distance reading capabilities that let it be positioned at a safe distance from the operator/robot workspace. This long-distance reading is achieved with a high-resolution image sensor combined with a lens selected for the appropriate distance.