Pilz Safety Laser Scanner PSENscan Now with ROS Package


Sept 1, 2020

The safety laser scanner PSENscan offers new opportunities for the production logistics sector: thanks to the ROS (Robot Operating System) package from the Open Source Framework, PSENscan can now be used not just for safe, productive area monitoring but also for navigating automated guided vehicles (AGV).

With the help of the new ROS packages, the data you need for navigation is available in ROS-compliant format, without the need for additional programming. As a result, a SLAM algorithm(Simultaneous Localisation and Mapping) can be fed in, for example. So maps of the environment are produced for dynamic navigation and the AGV avoids obstacles, for example. You benefit from a more dynamic and therefore safe implementation of mobile applications in production environments.

ROS’s open, modular approach enables multiple safety laser scanners to be integrated simply into existing ROS environments. Applications with PSENscan can be flexibly adapted to customised tasks. Pilz ROS packages conform to the industry requirements of the ROS Industrial Consortium and are developed and tested in accordance with Pilz development standards. As a result, new software features can be implemented quickly.

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