FLW100 Contactless X-Y Flow sensor with AHRS, USB, RS232, PWM and CAN output.
Contactless X-Y Flow sensor with AHRS, USB, RS232, PWM and CAN output
Knowing how much the robot has moved and rotated will greatly help the precision of the robot’s positioning along its expected travel path.
Because it is more precise and dependable than wheel-mounted encoders, it greatly supplements laser range finders and cameras in region with little distinctive visual features.
The sensor uses an embedded infrared laser illuminator and camera that is pointed to the floor and measures the displacement distance and speed along the X and Y axis. It works by comparing images at each frame. Distance is measured with 0.1mm resolution from a height of 10 to 30mm with excellent accuracy.
The sensor works on practically all types of hard surfaces, including title, wood or concrete. It’s laser technology will recognize features on light, dark and even glossy material at speeds up to 1.0 or 2.0m/s depending on the model.
Roboteq’s FLW Optical Flow Sensors are high-resolution sensors especially designed for accurate contactless X-Y motion and rotation sensing over a surface.
The sensor works similarly to an optical mouse, but with higher resolution, accuracy and at greater distance from the reference surface.
Contactless X-Y Flow sensor with AHRS, USB, RS232, PWM and CAN output.
The Flow Sensors have an 8-pin M12 industrial connector for its power supply, communication and I/O connections. The communication interface can be configured as CANbus, RS232 or serial TTL.
Four I/O pins can be configured as Dual Quadrature Encoder outputs, as PWM output, or as user I/O. The FLW can be connected to a PC via its USB port for configuration and monitoring.
So Smart, You'd Think it is a computer
And you'd be right!
The FLW features a simple but powerful built-in programming language. It can be used to read any of its operating parameters, such as distance or speed, and implement, for example, the SS1 Safety Stop in Mobile Robots applications
The M12 connector sensor cable CABLE-SENX1 is sold separately.
|Sensor Width||0.1mm resolution on each axis|
|Number of pins||8|
|Cable Length||No cable|
|Dimensions||(115mm x 30mm x 35mm)|