When routing and installing the cable(s) and power supply, make sure you leave
access that these components may be swapped easily without the need to
remove the unit from the checkstand.
When changing the StratosSWAP optics engine modules, Metrologic
recommends removing the unit completely from the checkstand.
When calibrating or zeroing the scale, do not remove the unit from the
checkstand. Refer to the Scale Operation Section of this guide for detailed
instructions on zeroing and calibration.
The Power Supply (AC/DC) should be connected to an AC Outlet that is free of
electrical noise (clean). A qualified electrician can determine the amount of
electrical noise on the AC line. See additional information on power installation
and restrictions under the Installation: Interface section of this manual.
Checkstand Layout Considerations
When placing a scanner in a checkstand, the following factors should be
• Items should flow at a distance to the operator that maximizes comfort. The
operator should not need to stretch or strain to reach for and scan packages.
• The Stratos can scan a bar code on all 6 sides of a package. The packages
should flow into the scan area that provides the maximum reading
performance. No lifting or orientation of the items is necessary. A properly
placed item diverter can maximize the flow of packages.
• In what direction are the packages flowing? Most checkstands are designed
for left-handed takeaway. If the operator is facing the vertical window of the
scanner, packages flow from the operator's right to left. The packages are in
queue on the conveyor to the right and the bagging is to the left.