Small in size, the ifm distance sensors with time-of-flight measurement based on PMD technology (PMD = Photonic Mixer Device) are distinguished by a very long range, reliable background suppression, a visible red laser light spot and a high excess gain.
The sensors are resistant to extraneous light and can be used in workshops where daylight hits the sensor or object from above. Reflective objects such as metal surfaces are reliably detected; reflective strips on high-vis vests reliably suppressed. Distances can also be measured reliably when the light beam does not hit the object surface vertically. This allows flexible mounting, facilitates installation and saves costs. The accurate background suppression ensures that even shiny, matt, dark or light objects are safely detected.
The distance sensors are designed for positioning, speed control and level monitoring tasks. For example, they can be used to protect autonomous industrial transport systems or cranes against collision or position industrial trucks in high rack storage areas.
Versions with laser class 1 meet the requirements of applications in the automotive industry.