Safety Laser Scanner Enables Reliable Navigation

Leuze electronic’s RSL 400 safety laser scanner with detailed measurement value output for automated guided vehicle (AGV) navigation is a safe scanner that combines safety technology and a measurement value output in a single device. Allegedly, this enables reliable safeguarding and navigation of AGVs. Measurement value output is optimized to navigation software that functions according to the principle of natural navigation with Simultaneous Localization and Mapping SLAM).

 

Due to an angular resolution of 0.1°, the RSL 400 offers detailed scanning of the environment across the entire measurement range of up to 50m. This is achieved through a particularly narrow laser spot that maintains its perpendicular shape over the entire scanning angle. Distance values are highly accurate and are not influenced by the reflectance of the object.

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The additional output of the received signal strength value for each beam allows autonomous detection of reflectors by the navigation software. When beams strike a reflector, the values differ greatly from any other environment, which makes simple and reliable detection possible.

 

With up to 100 switchable field pairs, the RSL 400 offers optimum adaptation of the protective fields - even in cases where there are many different movement and loading conditions. Parallel monitoring of multiple protective fields enables safe and reliable reduction of the speed of AGVs. These new functions are also available as a device model with a PROFINET and PROFIsafe interface. For more details, visit Leuze electronic USA, call 248-486-4466, or email [email protected]

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