Collision avoidance and navigation support with 2D LiDAR scanner technology

03 October 2019 | Web Article Number: ME201916260

ICT In Industry
Instrumentation, Measurement & Control
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FROM electric lifting trucks and order pickers to tugs and mobile transport platforms, warehouses are benefitting from Sick Automation’s 2D LiDAR sensors.

According to the company, these sensors from the TiM series help ensure collision-free manoeuvring and precise measurement data for navigation.

To enable transport and picking vehicles to operate autonomously they must be protected against collisions and equipped with the option for self-navigation. “Sick’s TiM 2D LiDAR sensors satisfy requirements for integration capacity, course-plotting and routing, obstacle detection, and cater to safety-related applications,” the company said in a statement.

Collision avoidance and navigation support with 2D LiDAR scanner technology

The 2D LiDAR sensors in the TiM series are designed for quick and simple plug-and-play integration, with a design that takes shock and vibration resistance and ambient light immunity into account.

“All 2D LiDAR products feature innovative HDDM technology which enables both mobile and stationary obstacles to be reliably detected. Detection is reliable regardless of material, surface structures, colour or lighting.”

Eye-safe infrared light and High Definition Distance Measurement (HDDM) technology were designed, developed and patented by Sick.

The Tim1xx weighs just 90 grams and requires only 2.2W of power. “This compact, energy efficient model delivers long, interruption-free operation. The TiM361S is safety-certified in accordance with EN ISO 13849-1:2015 and is the perfect combination of measurement performance and functional safety.”

Operating in the safety range from 0.05 cm to 4 m, it has up to 48 independent monitoring fields and as many monitoring scenarios and protective field geometries can be set up as needed.

The compact TiM5xx has a height of only 86 millimetres making it ideal for object detection, position detection and navigation in confined installation spaces with a working range up to 25 m.

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