Sentek Solutions Ltd, the only authorised European distributor for Hokuyo Automatic, launched the smallest safety laser scanner currently available on the European market. The product was introduced this year with a host of features and a SIL2 category plus IP65 rating.
The unit which has a weight of approx. 1kg coupled with a robust 90mmx100mmx97mm housing is ideal for use on a lightweight AGV as well as a number of other applications and it is possible to mount the unit either horizontally or vertically.
Safety is now, more than ever of paramount importance in the factory automation sector and the UAM delivers an excellent suite of features as standard.
For a typical AGV application the unit has as standard, 16 configurable areas, a 2m safety protection zone with a 190o scan area, as well as a 10m warning zone which can be configured into 2 prioritised warning areas, warning and slow down for example. This enables safety to be maintained as an AGV navigates through a typical factory environment.
The compact profile of the uam02-lp helps to conserve battery power and reduces system down time aiding productivity. The unit is easily set up via the simple and intuitive configuration software using a PC and USB connection.
There are also added value functions as standard such as muting which enables pre configured objects to pass through a safety 'curtain' and a useful reference monitoring feature should the protection area change enabling safety to be maintained at all times.