Sick: Safety System
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Sick has introduced a safety laser scanner certified to IEC 62998 for use in outdoor applications. The outdoorScan3 allows automated guided vehicle systems to navigate safely through outdoor industrial environments, for example. It works safely and reliably in all weather, such as sun, rain, snow or fog. The device is ruggedized thanks to outdoor-safe HDDM scanning technology, which means the laser scanner can work without errors when exposed to sunlight with an illumination intensity of up to 40,000 lux. In addition, the intelligent software algorithm of the outdoorScan3 detects rain and snow, easily filtering out these environmental influences. Even in fog with a meteorological visual range of up to 50m, the outdoorScan3 detects all obstacles with total reliability. The device is already used on passenger boarding bridges for instance, as well as to protect and navigate automated guided vehicle systems.