Pepperl+Fuchs introduces the R2000 Detection Laser Scanner. Smaller than most coffee mugs, these 2D laser scanners feature a 360-degree gapless measurement angle with angular resolution within 0.071 degrees, scan frequency to 30 Hz and object detection down to 1 mm. An eye-safe visible red laser simplifies alignment and, because the light spot is up to 15 times smaller than competitive technology, it enables precise detection of very small objects or reflectors. R2000 Detection Scanners can also detect objects up to 10 m away and reflectors up to 30 m away, with measurement repeatability that is always within 12 mm of true distance value. A 360 degree LED display provides quick visual status indication.
“R2000 Detection scanners set a new standard for intuitive, user-friendly and precise laser scanner performance. They come equipped with discrete I/O and four user-configurable detection fields that can be edited and assigned to a specific, discrete output with intuitive and free software,” says Michael Turner, Product Manager – Photoelectric Sensing. “Additionally, these scanners measure distance with true time-of-flight Pulse Ranging Technology (PRT), which means distance measurement is not limited by the geometric layout of the sensor optics. Consequently, compact PRT sensors deliver significantly greater detection ranges than is attainable with triangulation based sensors, while still providing a high degree of accuracy and repeatability.”
High angular resolution and positioning accuracy combined with simple setup make R2000 Detection well-suited for use in material handling applications as well as building automation and transport management. In fact their innovative features provide significant advantages for use in many other areas, too, regardless of the industry.
Potential applications include, but are not limited to, detecting protrusions or obstacles over large area, collision avoidance on overhead monorails, detecting small overhangs such as damaged pallets, monitoring entryways and exits, controlling the height of pallets on palletizers, and verifying empty, full, or overfilled cartons on conveyors.
These IP65 rated scanners have an anticipated operating life of 20 years in operating temperatures from -10 … 50 °C (14 … 122 °F). R2000 Detection offers 4 digital I/O channels. Each channel can be configured as an input or as an output (NPN or PNP).