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Reliable navigation with safety laser scanner RSL 400
Leuze Electronic, Inc. Posted 11/20/2018
With its RSL 400 safety laser scanner with measurement value output, Leuze electronic is setting new standards in the reliable navigation of automated guided vehicles (AGVs).
The new RSL 400 safety laser scanner with detailed measurement value output for AGV (Automated Guided Vehicle) navigation is the result of many years of experience in the development of safety technology. This compact device from the optical sensor system manufacturer Leuze electronic is a safe scanner that combines safety technology and qualitatively superior measurement value output in a single device. This enables reliable safeguarding and navigation of AGVs. Measurement value output is optimized to navigation software that functions according to the principle of natural navigation with SLAM (Simultaneous Localization and Mapping). Due to its high angular resolution of 0.1 degrees, the RSL 400 offers extremely detailed scanning of the environment across the entire measurement range of up to 50m. This is achieved through a particularly narrow laser spot that maintains its perpendicular shape over the entire scanning angle. The distance values have a high accuracy and are not influenced by the reflectance of the object. The additional output of the received signal strength value for each beam allows autonomous detection of reflectors by the navigation software. When beams strike a reflector, the values differ greatly from any other environment, which makes simple and reliable detection possible. With up to 100 switchable field pairs, the RSL 400 offers optimum adaptation of the protective fields - even in cases where there are many different movement and loading conditions. Parallel monitoring of multiple protective fields enables safe and reliable reduction of the speed of AGVs. These new functions are also available as a device model with PROFINET/PROFIsafe interface, thereby making integration extremely easy.
Leuze electronic is one of the world's innovation leaders in optical sensors and is internationally known as a leading manufacturer and solution provider in electrical automation. Its main focus is on the areas of intralogistics, packaging industry, machine tools and automotive industry as well as medical technology. The product range includes switching and measuring sensors, identification systems, solutions for image processing and data transmission and also occupational safety components and systems. Founded in 1963, the company, with headquarters in Owen (Germany), possesses specific application know-how as well as comprehensive industry knowledge. More than 1200 employees at 22 locations are involved in development, production, sales and service – supported by more than 40 sales partners around the world. Innovative product developments, tailor-made complete solutions and an extensive range of services stand for the "Smart Sensor Business 4.0" at Leuze electronic.