Product Overview

Standard Features

  • Optical mark read (OMR) technology
  • High-speed document transport up to 10,800 sheets per hour
  • Automatic feed up to 750 forms
  • Open feed path design
  • Two output stackers holding 750 and 200 forms
  • Processor controlled picker and multiple sheet detector
  • Active deskew station

Optional Features

  • Transport printer prints alpha/numeric messages, batch or serial numbers, validation flags, scores, etc.
  • Bar code reader
  • Limited visibility read head (blue and black ink)

Forms Compatibility

The OpScan 16 accommodates either Mark Reflex® or Trans-Optic® forms between 3.25″ x 7.5″ and 9″ x 12″ in size.

Minimal Maintenance

The OpScan 16 scanner allows access to the roller assemblies and read heads so they can be periodically cleaned and paper dust/chaff removed. Reader performance is constantly monitored and specific reasons for halts are immediately displayed to the operator.

Control Panel for Easy Operation

The control panel contains indicator lights for each of the paper sensors to warn operators if sheets are in the paper path, so the sheets can be removed before they resume scanning. For added convenience, operators can choose to resume or stop the scanning process at the touch of a key on the computer keyboard or the single Ready button on the control panel.

Need Forms & Supplies?

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Physical Document Transport: 24″ H x 43″ W x 24″ D (61 cm H x 109 cm W x 61 cm D)
Weight: Approximately 194 lbs. (88 kg)
Environmental Operating Temperature: 60°-80°F (15.6°C – 26.7°C)
Humidity: 40%-60%, noncondensating
Heat Dissipation: Maximum 3900 BTUs per hour (total system)  60°-80°F (15.6°C – 26.7°C)
Power Standard: 60 Hz ±5%, 115 VAC ±10%, U.S. 3 prong plug. Requires 15 amp dedicated circuit, single phase
50 Hz ±5%, 100 or 110 VAC ±10%; U.S. 3-prong plug. Requires 15 amp dedicated
circuit, single phase
50 Hz ±5%, 220 or 240 VAC ±10%’; U.S. 3-prong plug. Requires 7.5 amp dedicated
circuit, single phase
Operations Maximum Speed: 10,800 8-1/2″ x 11″ sheets per hour
Read Head: Pencil (Infrared)
Hopper/Stacker Capacities: Input Hopper: 750 sheets; Output Stacker: 750-sheet main
and one 200-sheet select stacker
Controls: Computer keyboard is primary control, in addition to a convenient Ready button on the control panel
Status Indicators: Paper sensor status lights appear on the control panel
Forms: 3-1/3;” x 7-1/2;” to 9″ x 12″ (8.3 cm x 19.1 cm to 22.9 cm x 30.5 cm); uses standard Scantron Mark Reflex® or Trans-Optic® forms
Connectivity: USB (RS-232 required for optional bar code reader)
Components Read Head: 16-level mark discriminating, self-calibrating read head, two-sided reflective read
Document Transport: Automatic feed, active sheet deskew, two output stackers
Options: Transport printer, Ink read head (blue and black ink), Bar code reader

System Requirements

The OpScan 16 includes a Scantron-certified PC controller as an integral component. Although based on a standard PC framework, this controller includes proprietary software and/or hardware that have been installed, tested, and certified by Scantron to work with high-speed precision production scanners. The certified controller is considered to be a proprietary component of the scanner. The controller is warranted and supported as a scanner component. Contact a Scantron representative for further details.