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3D collision warning system for mobile machines

  • Robust driver assistance system for the detection of obstacles in the path
  • Early detection of reflectors, e.g. persons with safety vests
  • Early warning of potentially dangerous situations to the driver
  • Ideal for new machines and for retrofitting to existing machines
  • Ready-to-start application package with easy set-up

Easy retrofitting
The 3D collision warning system is based on the established 3D sensors from ifm. It precisely detects obstacles and visualises them in a 2D image on a monitor. This keeps the driver informed about the trigger of the alarm and the area to be monitored at all times. Thanks to powerful algorithms, false tripping is virtually excluded. The system is set up easily via the supplied operating display, no PC is required.

Ready-to-start application package
The set includes all components to set up a fully functioning collision warning system on a mobile machine, e.g. a fork lift, wheel loader, excavator, reach stacker or transport vehicle within a few minutes.

Features and benefits

Accident prevention
The driver can have poor visibility of some areas around the machine which can lead to dangerous situations. Further accident risks result from time pressure or fatigue of the machine operator. The ifm driver assistance system, which supports the daily work of the driver, provides the remedy.

Active obstacle detection
The active obstacle detection developed by ifm monitors six danger zones around the vehicle and warns the driver of imminent collisions in good time. For this purpose, a tried-and-tested 3D time-of-flight system from ifm is used which reduces false alarms to a minimum thanks to a sophisticated algorithm. Warnings are provided visually, acoustically and in the form of icons via the supplied 7" monitor.

Detection of reflective clothing
Thanks to a special classification of reflective materials, e.g. reflective vests or clothing, the collision warning for persons can be given priority over other objects. This increases the safety of persons.

Retrofit set for mobile machines
The innovation: The driver assistance system is provided as a ready-to-start application package. It contains all necessary components including any cables and mounting accessories. This means it can be easily retrofitted on all mobile machines with 24 V on-board system voltage*.

Easy set-up
After mechanical installation of the system and plug & play wiring, set-up is carried out within a few minutes via the supplied colour display. Only a few parameters are required in the intuitive set-up process. Then the system is ready for operation.

Extended functionality
For special requirements, expert settings are available during set-up. Pre-programmed inputs and outputs are available for an additional signal light, buzzers, standby operation or the ready status of the system.

Suitable for robust applications
The 3D sensors are suitable for robust applications in indoor and outdoor areas. A high protecting rating and shock and vibration resistance as well as a wide temperature range meet all requirements for use in mobile machines.

*Please contact our service centre if you have a different on-board system voltage.

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