September 14, 2022
Ouster, which develops high-resolution digital lidar sensors, has announced a 3D industrial lidar sensor suite aimed at high-volume material handling applications. The line of high-resolution OS0 and OS1 sensors is configured to meet unique requirements of forklift, port equipment and autonomous mobile robot (AMR) manufacturers, with price points that enable adoption on high-volume production fleets, the company said.
“Material handling OEMs and companies manufacturing their own warehouse robots with unit demand for thousands of sensors require competitive volume pricing and a unique set of sensor capabilities,” said Nate Dickerman, president of field operations at Ouster. “The 3D capabilities of our industrial sensor suite outperform legacy 2D laser scanners by delivering superior resolution, range, and field of view without increasing system cost or complexity. Customers retrofitting their fleets with our industrial sensors can expect a compelling return on their investment with improved speed, safety, and fleet efficiency.”
Built for ruggedness, robustness, and reliability in all-weather conditions, Ouster said the industrial sensors can be used both indoors and outdoors, particularly for applications that require short range detection and an ultra-wide field-of-view for maneuvering in narrow spaces and dynamic environments. The industrial sensor suite can help material handling customers reduce incidents in the warehouse that are a result of 2D lidar limitations, while also expanding the use of automated equipment to more shared workspaces, Ouster added.
Industrial Sensor Suite Highlights:
- Industry-leading reliability
- High-resolution (128 channels)
- Detects common warehouse obstacles that 2D lidar sensors miss
- Range up to 100 meters
- Ultra-wide field of view: up to 90-degrees vertical and up to 360-degrees horizontal
- Rated for indoor and outdoor use in all weather conditions
“Ouster is poised to become the default choice for industrial automation with the launch of our industrial sensor suite alongside upcoming chip releases, software, and industrial safety certifications,” said Angus Pacala, CEO of Ouster. “With this product line, we aim to capture a significant share of the $1 billion market for industrial lidar sensors as customers see the immense benefits of converting from analog 2D industrial lidar to our digital 3D lidar suite.”
More details on Ouster and its digital lidar solutions can be found at its website.