ITK Engineering is increasing off-highway safety and productivity with its new accurate object detection technology, and will be making its debut at Bauma this year when it presents the application.
Relying on smart sensors, the camera-based assistance system detects both people and objects on the ground where natural visibility is poor for operator, and can be fitted to any machine.
“As the share of digital electronics in modern machinery increases, there is new automation potential to be tapped that could accelerate standard workflows and lighten operators’ workloads,” said Uwe Westermeier of ITK Engineering.
“It is often possible to simultaneously reduce pollutant and noise emissions with optimized drive train regulators and purposeful energy management.
“For example, digital stereo camera systems paired with specially developed algorithms can locate objects of any size in the terrain, in three dimensions, and with precision.
“They can even distinguish between different types of objects, such as humans, animals, and special machinery attachments, or piles of material. Sensor data processed and evaluated in this way provides key information about the machine’s environment that can enhance occupational safety and health.”
A demonstration version of the 3D terrain mapping technology will be on ITK’s stand at the Bauma trade show which is to be held in Munich, Germany, on April 8-12.