What is radar?
RADAR stands for Radio Detecting And Ranging, similar to LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging). Whatever the weather, day or night, radar sensors reliably detect stationary and moving objects within their detection range. Thanks to their high sensing range, large detection area, speed detection and powerful algorithms, radar sensors effectively detect potential collisions of e.g. moible machines and output appropriate signals, especially in broad, spacious environments. This makes them ideal for collision avoidance and driver assistance in outdoor or extremely harsh environments. Unaffected by fog, rain, snow, dust and extreme temperatures, SICK’s rugged radar technology is suitable for a wide range of applications from operating forklifts and cranes to heavy-duty industrial applications such as agriculture, forestry and mining machinery.
Radar sensors are used to optimize collision awareness and for driver assistance in cranes, trucks, mobile machines or forklift trucks. They automate door opening, assist trucks docking at loading and unloading stations and prevent damage to aircraft, even in the most adverse ambient conditions.