New budget-level Sick 2D LiDAR sensor for detection and ranging

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New budget-level Sick 2D LiDAR sensor for detection and rangingWhen a single-field laser scanner is all that is needed, Sick's TiM100 2D LiDAR Sensor offers users a budget-level option with high-resolution object detection and ranging for factory automation and warehousing applications.

With a 200-degree field of view, the TiM100 is a compact, simple-to-use laser scanner for uses such as collision avoidance in Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) and machinery, or monitoring of doors and gates. In warehousing and conveying applications the TiM100 can detect whether a bay in a high-bay warehouse is full or empty, for example.

Part of Sick's wide range of TiM and LMS laser scanning products for industrial, building and internal security applications, the TiM100 is a good choice when a simple, compact and low-cost device is all that is required.

The TiM100 has a monitoring range of up to 3m and a maximum 15.7m2 scanning area. With the benefits of an IO-Link interface, it is quick and easy set up. Teach-in can be performed by digital input or via a PC, and all parameters can be stored for downloading to another device or replacement if required

With Sick's innovative HDDM+ technology built in, the sensor is able to deliver time-of-flight scanning with consistently stable results which are not affected by the presence of dirt, dust, moisture or ambient light.

Neil Sandhu, Sick's National Product Manager for Imaging, Measurement and Ranging, says: "When a compact, simple detection device is the most appropriate and affordable solution, the TiM100 is straightforward to set up and configure. Take battery powered automatic guided vehicles, for example, the small size and low power consumption of the TiM100 is ideal for object detection and collision avoidance in the path of the vehicle. With simple teach-in and IO-Link capability, the TiM100's parameters can be easily cloned to provide 'plug and play' set-up when a sensor needs to be replaced."

The TiM100 is the economy option within the TIM series of LIDAR detection and ranging devices, which are installed all over the world. Backed by this experience, Sick's field evaluation algorithms integrated in the TiM100 ensure excellent reliability and consistency of detection.

Measuring 100mm high by 60mm wide, the TiM100 weighs only 90g and is therefore suitable for many applications where conventional laser scanning detection devices are too large or too conspicuous. Installation is quick and low-cost with a click-in mount and, with a 2.2W power offtake, running costs are low.

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