Innovations since 1968: laser scanners from SICK

Sep 3, 2014

Whether its the Watchman, Optotrap OTD or PLS - SICK represents innovation in laser scanner development. SICK has been working in the field of laser scanners for nearly 40 years and recognized early that using laser beams to perform monitoring and measuring tasks leads to enormous productivity gains. Thats why SICK has invested significant amounts in laser measurement technology, in both new technologies and product innovations alike.

The development of laser scanners from SICK Click to enlarge picture

The use of the pulse time method in industrial sensor technology marked the start of the high point for the LMS2xx in 1996. The device used light reflected onto the sensor from the object, no longer requiring a reflector. Designed for indoor and outdoor applications (day and night use. rain and snow filter), it formed the basis for the scanner systems that are in use today in traffic systems, ports and the field of geomapping. The development of the LMC in 2011 as the first VdS-certified laser detector for object protection was a logical step in the direction of building safety and security.


More innovations:

TiM5xxAs a pure measuring sensor, the TiM5xx enables the precise capturing and measurement of distances and objects - no matter what shape, color or surface texture. This small sensor is also energy efficient. Measurement remains extremely stable, even when affected by ambient light or other optical systems.   >> TiM5xx video  

    TiM35The TiM351 is an extremely compact laser scanner with an enclosure rating of IP 67. It operates within a temperature range of -25 °C to +50 °C and provides reliable outdoor detection for virtually any desired object shape. Use options range from mobile to stationary applications: from forklifts and port cranes to object protection on and in buildings.   >> TiM3xx video  

  NAV navigation scannerIn 1991, the use of distance-measuring sensors to navigate autonomously moving transport vehicles was already a hot topic. The result was the navigation scanners in the NAV product family. They provide the highest level of performance for the navigation of automated guided systems (AGS). The autonomous location of spatial positions occurs using reflector marks and provides the AGS with maximum flexibility by virtually altering its route in the vehicle computer.   >> NAV video  

  LMS5xxWith numerous innovative functions, the LMS5xx increases the productivity of existing applications and opens up entirely new application possibilities. The new, ultra-fast multi-echo technology makes laser measurement applications less sensitive to weather conditions and increases the reliability of captured data. LMS5xx boasts the best price/performance ratio on the market in this sensor class.     >> LMS5xx video

  Outdoor laser scannersLaser scanners used in outdoor applications should not be sensitive to climatic influences. The new generation of outdoor 2D laser scanners from SICK receives multiple echoes per transmitted laser pulse, instead of just one reflexion echo. This allows the sensors to function with high precision and reliability, even in the worst weather conditions.     >> Video Outdoor-Scanner

  BulkscanThe Bulkscan® LMS511 uses time-of-flight laser technology to provide non-contact volume flow measurements on conveyor belts. No matter what kind of bulk materials are involved or how bad weather conditions are, the multiecho technology allows the Bulkscan® LMS511 to generate a reliable volume flow signal using the lasers time of flight and the belt speed.      


Safety laser scanners form SICK: Safe by experience


Thanks to the modular layout of the SICK safety portfolio, the right solution can be constructed to fit each specific application - using as many components as needed and as few as possible. The range of applications stretches from a simple alternative to pressure mats, e.g. in machine- loading stations, and protection for forward and backward movements on transfer carriages to the comprehensive protection of highly complex, independently navigating automated vehicles. If a single scanner is enough to handle protection duties, the choices include the S3000, S300 and S300 Mini product families. Here, the S3000 impresses with a unique safe scanning range of 7 m. The S300 and S300 Mini shine thanks to their combination of a compact design and a sensing range of 3 m.   If protection needs call for more than one safety laser scanner, the scanners can be intelligently linked to one another and to the Flexi Soft safety controller. Central configuration and diagnostics, little wiring, and an expanded range of functions offer clear advantages for commissioning and operation.

Sicherheits-Laserscanner ∗ No special system preparation necessary ∗ Easy mounting and alignment ∗ Sender and receiver in a single device ∗ Freely configurable protection and warning fields ∗ Rapid adjustment to different ambient conditions ∗ Adaptation to hazardous situations during operation ∗ Flexible choice of installation location ∗ Simple integration


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