AMONGST the many products featured on the Sick Australia display will be the S 3000 safety laser scanner. Large machines or rapidly moving autonomous vehicles are the beneficiaries of the 7m deep protective field of the new S 3000 safety laser scanner.
This 75% increase in performance, which now also allows completely new tasks to be opened up, has been made possible by optimised laser diode control and improved evaluation algorithms.
The improved performance achieved with the S 3000 is largely based on progress in a variety of technologies since the first PLS laser scanners were introduced about ten years ago. Particularly short pulses can be generated as a result of optimised laser diode control. This allows the permissible protective field radius to be expanded from 4m to 7m while retaining Laser Protection Class 1.
Measurement accuracy has also been improved. More rapid processors allow improved evaluation of the reflected light impulses resulting in an enormous increase in measurement accuracy. A resolution of 70mm is possible at the maximum range of 7m.
Sick Australia is at stand H66 in the Austech Pavilion at National Manufacturing Week 2005, in Melbourne, May 10-13.