Units achieve unrivaled sensing capabilities in any lighting condition, now available on sensephotonics.com
ATLANTA, GA – March 9, 2020 – Sense Photonics (Booth #9402), a breakout LiDAR company known for its revolutionary solid-state FLASH architecture, will showcase its Sense One units for manufacturing and supply chain operations at MODEX 2020 in Atlanta, March 9-12. The Sense One represents a landmark achievement in advanced automation and safety for industrial applications, as it is the best value on the marketplace capable of reliably detecting many common warehouse objects from extended range in changing lighting conditions.
The Sense One’s manufacturing safety benefits are highlighted by its performance in forklift collision avoidance and detection applications. Sense One units deliver an industry-best 10 meter range of reliable outdoor detection of forklift forks and pallet slots (12 meters indoor range), paired with high angular resolution (0.27°), up to a 95° x 75° field-of-view (FOV), a 10Hz frame rate, and always-on interference mitigation. The unit is housed in an IP67 enclosure.
“Robotics and machines need to understand their environment in 3D in order to be truly useful,” said Sense Photonics Director of Business Development Erin Bishop. “Similar to how a fighter pilot’s command of machine performance depends on great eyesight, Sense Photonics’ proprietary FLASH architecture provides a new level of accuracy and precision—in all lighting conditions—that can improve performance and reduce accidents. The Sense One markedly outperforms mechanical scanners and other non-FLASH LiDAR units, delivering an unprecedented combination of pixel density, FOV, and cost-effectiveness that makes the Sense One a premier option for warehouse automation.”
Ideal applications for Sense One include:
- Collision avoidance and safety: Forklifts, last-mile delivery and other industrial vehicles
- Robotic material handling: 5mm precision in “High-Accuracy Mode”
- Cargo volume: Measurement and person detection
- Pallet racking: Single and mixed-case
- Environmental monitoring: Truckyards, floorspaces, robotic work cells, conveyor belts, etc.
The key to Sense One’s performance is its solid-state FLASH LiDAR architecture, which operates like a global shutter camera. The entire FOV is illuminated at once and the reflected light is then imaged on a time-of-flight sensor that captures range and intensity in each pixel.
“There is no tradeoff between resolution and frame rate with the Sense One,” said Bishop. “By operating like a camera, we eliminate complicated scanning mechanisms and deliver a high- resolution 3D data stream without the problems of motion blur,” said Bishop.
About Sense Photonics
Sense Photonics is building the next generation of LiDAR and 3D sensor solutions for autonomous vehicles, industrial robotics, material handling, activity monitoring, and many other applications. Our core technology—protected by over 200 patents—enables a simple, high-performance, solid-state solution with no moving parts that can uniquely meet the rigorous performance, reliability, and cost requirements for automotive and industrial applications. We are backed by leading VC and strategic investors and have developed partnerships with leading automotive and robotics customers. We are building an innovative, world-class company that designs and builds the world’s best 3D sensors and software solutions from our offices in Research Triangle Park, NC, San Francisco, CA, and Edinburgh, UK.