Friday, June 24, 2022

Introducing 50m LiDAR without location reflectors

GreatStar OLEI has launched the world’s first industrial quality 50m LiDAR available for navigation and obstacle avoidance at CES 2022. The new sensor is not limited by the need for external reflectors. It is priced for mass adoption at $1,099 per unit or lower at volume.

Until now, the material and production expenses for most mass-scale robotics and industrial, commercial-grade LiDARs have typically accounted for over 20-30% of overall robot costs. Reflectors increase costs for deployment and limit AGVs operating and adapting to dynamic environments. However, OLEI’s unique technology can work with reflectors, without reflectors or hybrid depending on the application.

These problems are solved with the introduction of the GreatStar OLEI LR1F 50m LiDAR. This affordable 50m LiDAR is possible through the ingenuity of OLEI, a business unit of GreatStar.

“This industry-leading breakthrough for indoor AGVs and robotics is a game-changer for our customers and automation worldwide,” said Van Bedell, Exec Vice President of Sales of MorpheusTEK and exclusive Partner of GreatStar OLEI for North America. “Engineers have struggled to keep BOM costs down while meeting up to 50m requirements for navigation and safety. At $1,099, that challenge is eliminated.”

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