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Under steam in the St. Petersburg Railway Museum: Safety laser scanner S300 Mini

Dec 3, 2019

In the railway museum in St. Petersburg, two S300 Mini safety laser scanners from SICK secure a modern multimedia installation. Thanks to these devices, a video wall 4.5 m high moves over the entire travel path of approx. 22 m with an accuracy of 1 mm. If an emergency situation occurs, the video screen stops safely thanks to the S300 Mini.

Two S300 Mini safety laser scanners from SICK secure a modern multimedia installation
Two S300 Mini safety laser scanners from SICK secure a modern multimedia installation

Technology enthusiasts swarm to the railway museum in Saint Petersburg. A journey through time just behind the entrance entices visitors to immerse themselves in the history of the Russian railway.

A real challenge were the complex film shots. For a realistic effect, a film backdrop was recreated with the historical interior of a 100-year-old passenger railcar. The camera was mounted on a movable video wall, which could be controlled over a 22 m track with a precise repeat accuracy. The result was an impressive and lively journey through time, which makes every visit to the museum a real experience.

 
Safety laser scanners secure movable video wall
Safety laser scanners secure movable video wall

 

Safety laser scanners secure movable video wall

To ensure that visitors can "travel" safely, the museum relies on two SICK S300 Mini safety laser scanners mounted on both sides of the movable video wall. If an emergency situation occurs, the video screen stops safely.

The S300 Mini Standard has an ultra-compact design and is particularly suitable for simple applications where a freely definable protective field is required.

A glimpse into the inner workings of the diesel locomotive
A glimpse into the inner workings of the diesel locomotive

 

A glimpse into the inner workings of the diesel locomotive

Another highlight is a video wall that runs along a historic diesel locomotive and reveals the inner secrets of the locomotive. This installation was developed and built from scratch, including the mechanical, electrical design and video content. The engineering phase lasted almost a year and was developed by Pitch.

Thanks to the S300 safety laser scanner, museum visitors can safely steer through the Russian landscape at full speed.

 

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