ifm electronic introduces the new 3D O3M151 smart sensor that opens up new possibilities for vehicle automation and new assistance functions for automation tasks. The company’s 3D sensors are based on its patented photonic mixer device technology (PMD) for fast distance detection. The new 3D O3M151 smart sensor was specifically designed for outdoor use and difficult ambient light situations, thanks to the protection classes IP 67 and IP 69K. Big or small obstacles, uphill or downhill: it always keeps an eye on everything. Bright or changing light is no longer a problem for the 3D sensor. The O3M151 has some integrated functions that can solve different applications. A highly developed algorithm from the automotive industry is used ensuring, for example, reliable automatic object recognition of up to 20 objects. This function can be used as collision warning, for example. For simple distance tasks typical functions such as minimum, maximum and average distance are available.
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