Laser scanner for museum artefact security

Posted On 23 Nov 2017
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Sick’s TiM100 2D LiDAR sensor offers a budget level solution for security protection of artefacts in museum and galleries. With a 200° field of view, and the ability to be mounted and aligned to the object needing protection, the TiM100 offers unobtrusive, compact laser scanning for non-contact security of paintings or artefacts without the need for physical barriers.

The TiM100 has a monitoring range of up to 3 metres and a maximum 15.7 square metre scanning area. With the benefits of IO-Link interface, it is reportedly quick and easy set up. Teach-in can be performed by digital input, or via a PC, and all parameters can be stored for downloading to another device or replacement if required.

With HDDM+ technology built in, the sensor is able to deliver time-of-flight scanning with stable results which are not affected by the presence of dirt, dust, moisture or ambient light.

Neil Sandhu, Sick’s National Product Manager for Imaging, Measurement and Ranging said: “With simple teach-in and IO-Link capability, the TiM100’s parameters can be easily cloned to provide ‘plug and play’ set-up when a sensor needs to be replaced.”

The 100mm high by 60mm wide TiM100 device weighs 90g, so is suitable for applications where conventional laser scanning detection devices are too large or too conspicuous.