The 1.2 kg sensors are easily mounted on machinery, cranes or gantries, on walls or above entrances in buildings to achieve optimum viewpoint. They boast innovative HDDM+ ‘triple-echo’ scanning supports consistency of operation in rain, snow, mist and dust, which can cause false signals where inferior LiDAR sensors or other alternative technologies are used.

Neil Sandhu, SICK’s national product manager for imaging, measurement, ranging and systems, says: “The ‘triple-echo’ laser scanning technology means an operator can have greater confidence in the reliability of the information from the sensor. As false signals are almost eliminated, there is much less risk of collisions or errors due to an inaccurate evaluation of the position of objects in the sensor’s field.

“At this size and price-point, the LMS1000 leads the field as an easy-to-use sensor that delivers excellent distant and ranging performance. The MRS1000’s four plane detection capability enables it to be used for more complex tasks as diverse as multi-level obstructions, boundary mapping and security for large or sensitive areas.”

The SICK LMS1000 scans in a single plane, with a 275° angle of view, up to 64 m for a general range of distance detection and ranging applications, with 10 fields allowing several pre-programmed applications. With the same angle of view and distance, the MRS1000 scans in four planes, allowing either the height of objects to be scanned in, such as overhanging obstructions, or in-depth scanning from an elevated position. 64 fields allow a very wide range of applications.

Configuration is very easy with SICK’s intuitive and free SOPAS programming tool. Teaching in the fields takes little time and adds versatility and application-specific performance to the sensor.

The Ethernet interface delivers the measurement data output in real time for immediate operator action where required and with switching outputs allowing wide availability of the data across an organisation’s local area network.