ifm Efector unveils 3D smart sensor

ifm’s O3M vision sensor is a 3D vision sensor that can be applied for rear, forward and side detection to improve the overall functionality and safety around mobile machinery and plants.

It was specifically designed for outdoor use where there is high shock, vibration and environmental resistance. It is especially useful with difficult ambient light situations such as sunlight, or materials with different reflective characteristics that do not influence the repeatability of the measured data.

Installed on loaders, mining machinery, automated guided vehicles (AGV) or other machines and vehicles, the sensor can be used as a warning or interact with the control system to apply the brakes.

Reliable automatic 3D object detection can, for example, be used as collision warning and avoidance.

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