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Vision and Collision Avoidance for Mobile Equipment

Collision avoidance and vision when speaking about mobile machines can be a very complex subject. For mobile machinery OEM’s, the decision on what level of autonomy is right for your machine, and your markets can be a difficult decision. A simple 2D analog camera that provides visual feedback may be all that is needed. A complex system of cameras and other sensors might be needed for autonomous machine functions such as automated breaking or speed control. Perhaps both solutions are right for you based on market drivers for different machines and/or different markets.

3D sensor from ifm

PreView Sentry from PRECO Electronics

For a more thorough understanding of machine autonomy, take a look at our article:  Machine Autonomy: What is right for you?

Contact a Cross mobile systems integration expert to discuss your project goals, and what solution might be the best for your application. Our experts can work with your team to develop what level of machine autonomy fits your project goals, is cost effective, and ensures that you have the right equipment, working together, to improve your machine performance, safety, and productivity.

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