Simple 2D-laser scanner offers long-range scanning capabilities

09 December 2014

The R2000 Detection 2D laser scanner offers a solution for demanding field monitoring applications and assistance systems, taking advantage of Pepperl+Fuchs’ Pulse Ranging Technology (PRT)

Empty bay detection and gap recognition are said to be as easily accomplished as the detection of overhanging and interfering products in high-speed AS/RS applications.  

Assistance systems for collision avoidance in both automatic guided vehicles or manually controlled forklifts and tuggers are another class of applications where the PRT-enabled R2000 Detection is said to offer benefits.

The speed and performance of the laser scanner is said to be due to the PRT measurement principle – a true time-of-flight technology based on ultra-short, high-intensity light pulses.  As a result, it is said to offer good ambient light immunity and precision, even at long distances.   

The R2000 Detection, together with all products in the R2000 family, uses a unique rotating measurement head which offers wobble-free scan plane and a 360° field of view.  A fine light beam only a few millimeters in diameter allows the detection of very thin wires and small objects. The device also features an internal measurement rate of 54,000 data points per second and up to 30 Hz rotation.

Configuration of the device is simplified using a Device Type Manager (DTM) that can be embedded in any FDT-application.  The result is said to be a clean and intuitive graphical configuration with instantaneous visual feedback.  

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