ifm introduces the 3D Smart Sensor – Your assistant on Mobile Machines
ifm ’s new 3D Smart Sensor with field of view imaging is your assistant on mobile machines. The 3D Smart Sensor provides advanced object detection and blind spot detection for collision avoidance and support of automation tasks.
The challenge: Vision for mobile machines
Today’s mobile machines are much larger than ever before and have many more blind spots. They require operator assistance for object detection and collision avoidance.
The solution: ifm’s 3D field of view 3D Smart Sensor
ifm’s 3D Smart Sensor provides a field of 3D vision just like your own eyes. It is designed to evaluate distance for mobile machine object detection.
ifm’s 3D Smart Sensor uses Photonic Mixer Device (PMD) technology and the Time of Flight principle to detect scenes and objects in three dimensions at a glance, providing a wide 3D field of view.
The Time of Flight principle measures a distance based on the time it takes light to travel to an object and back to the receiver
The PMD technology in our 3D Smart Sensor projects 1024 points of reference onto an object. These pixels capture the entire object in three dimensions, detecting blind spots and preventing collisions. Unlike traditional 2D line scans, our 3D Smart Sensor can see the mobile machine’s entire field of view, so objects are not missed. ifm’s 3D Smart Sensor is specifically designed for outdoor applications subject to bright sunlight and changing light conditions. ifm’s 3D Smart Sensor housings, like all ifm products, are robust to withstand wear in the harshest environments.
The low cost of our 3D Smart Sensor makes it the perfect choice for all mobile automation needs.
ifm’s 3D Smart Sensor
- Provides full three-dimensional imaging to assist mobile machines with just one 3D image
- Processes 3D image data onboard and outputs via CAN or Ethernet
- Area surveillance in harsh environments and in full sunlight up to 120k lux
3D Smart Sensor Applications
- Obstacle detection and crash avoidance for construction machinery
- Automation solutions for agricultural machinery, including edge recognition and line guidance
- Height and distance monitoring for airport vehicles
Take a look at ifm’s 3D Smart Sensor in this video!
For more info, view the product brochure here.