ENHANCED LIGHT IMMUNITY
24 October 2012
The O1D time-of-flight sensor from ifm electronic has recently been upgraded....
to withstand the effects of strong extraneous light sources such as the sun.
This compact and affordable sensor will still operate up to 10m, with switched or analogue signals, and can happily be subjected to conditions like a bright summer’s day – that is, it will not be adversely affected by 10,000 lux.
In addition to outdoor applications or installations where skylights let in direct sunshine, this feature also means that highly reflective objects will not interfere with the sensing.
High visibility clothing is often needed in the workplace, but optical sensors can be very sensitive to it over longer distances. Not so with the upgraded O1D.