Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Pepperl+Fuchs’ R2000 Detection 2D-laser scanner offers the performance of a long-range scanner and the simplicity of a sensor



Pepperl+Fuchs GmbH (Germany) - User-friendly and intuitive field monitoring even in the most demanding situations.

Taking full advantage of Pepperl+Fuchs' powerful Pulse Ranging Technology (PRT), the R2000 Detection scanner is the ideal solution for demanding field monitoring applications and assistance systems. Empty bay detection and gap recognition are as easily accomplished as the detection of overhanging and interfering products in high-speed AS/RS applications. Assistance systems for collision avoidance in both automatic guided vehicles or manually controlled forklifts and tuggers are another class of applications where the PRT-enabled R2000 Detection offers outstanding features and performance.

The speed and performance of the R2000 Detection is due to the revolutionary PRT measurement principle, a true time-of-flight technology based on ultra-short, high-intensity light pulses. As a result, the R2000 Detection offers exceptional ambient light immunity and unparalleled precision, even at long distances.


The R2000 Detection 2D laser scanner reliably recognizes broken pallets.

The R2000 Detection, together with all products in the R2000 family, uses a unique rotating measurement head instead of an complex rotating mirror design. This approach provides several important functional enhancements including a wobble-free scan plane and a 360o field of view. A very fine and precise light beam only a few millimeters in diameter allows the detection of very thin wires and other small objects. Combine those features with an angular resolution of 0.071o—the highest on the market—and the R2000 Detection is in a performance class all by itself. The internal measurement rate of 54,000 data points per second and up to 30 Hz rotation underline the power of the device.

After acquiring the 360o data points, a powerful microprocessor evaluates the raw data and compares it to up to four user-defined detection fields. The TRUE/FALSE results of each detection area can then be logically combined and associated with one of the four digital outputs. Configuration is simplified using a Device Type Manager (DTM) that can be embedded in any FDT-application like PACTware. The result is a clean and intuitive graphical configuration with instantaneous visual feedback.

To see the R2000 Detection in operation and get a better idea of its operational strength, take a look at our R2000 animation video.

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For more information about the R2000 Detection 2D Laser Scanner from Pepperl+Fuchs click here.


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