Robotics Industry News
Small, Lightweight TiM351 2D Laser Scanner Ensures Reliable Indoor and Outdoor Detection Capabilities
SICK, Inc. Posted 06/25/2015
Wide range of adjustable configuration fields provides greater application possibilities
Minneapolis, Minn. – SICK, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of sensors, safety systems, machine vision, encoders and automatic identification solutions for factory, logistics, and process automation, today announced the launch of the TiM351 2D laser scanner for outdoor-rated detection applications. Using time-of-flight measurement technology, the TiM351 can determine the presence or absence of an object within a user-defined configuration field.
One of the smallest laser scanners on the market, the TiM351 is just 60x60x86 mm in size, making it easy to install in tight environments. It includes 16 pre-configured field sets — each with three fields — for a total of 48 easily adjustable fields, making it ideal for anti-collision and presence detection applications. With a 10-meter scanning range (8 meters on black), the TiM351 reduces hardware costs since a single scanner can be used to monitor a larger area.
The IP 67-rated TiM351 incorporates High Definition Distance Measurement (HDDM) technology to provide reliable detection capabilities regardless of ambient light. This technology uses a lower power pulse, reducing the scanner size and power requirements. Its small size, rugged housing and low power consumption of 3 W make the TiM351 particularly ideal for use in a wide range of warehouse, building security, robotics, industrial vehicle, ports, and building automation environments with temperatures from -25° C to 50° C.
SICK is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of sensors, safety systems, machine vision, encoders and automatic identification products for industrial applications. With more than 1000 patents, SICK continues to lead the industry in new product innovations. The diversity of its product line allows SICK to offer solutions at every phase of production in the logistics, automotive, packaging, electronics, food and beverage, and material handling markets. SICK AG was founded in 1946 and has operations or representation in 65 countries worldwide.
Tracie Manor - Public Relations