SICK launches outdoorScan3 laser scanner for AGVs

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SICK is launching a new safety laser scanner called outdoorScan3. SICK claims the outdoorScan3 is the first safety laser scanner certified to IEC 62998 for use in outdoor applications.

The outdoorScan3 allows automated guided vehicles (AGVs) to navigate safely through outdoor industrial environments. SICK says the outdoorScan3 works safely and reliably in all weather conditions. The outdoorScan3 can work without errors, SICK says, when exposed to sunlight with an illumination intensity of up to 40,000 lux. SICK says the outdoorScan3 uses softwares to filter out these environmental influences. For example, rain up to a precipitation intensity of 10 mm/h can be filtered out. Even in fog with a meteorological visual range of up to 50 m, the outdoorScan3 detects all obstacles.

AGVs facilitate a flexible and productive material flow and will be a key technology in automation concepts of the future. However, these systems can only be used in a working environment shared by humans and machines with the presence of safety laser scanners. With the outdoorScan3, AGV systems will be able to perform tasks outdoors – with no physical partitions whatsoever and without having to significantly lower their speed.

SICK says the outdoorScan3 will help realize the potential for automating and increasing the efficiency of intralogistics production processes. The outdoorScan3 is already in use on passenger boarding bridges and in protecting and navigating AGV systems.

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