Products and Systems for Logistics-Related Sensors


Hokuyo Automatic USA Corporation offers a wide variety of industrial sensor products for logistical operations, which may be useful in the automation of factories and processes more generally. Located in Japan, we serve the manufacturing, material handling, autonomous robots, and metal sectors as a wholly owned subsidiary of Hokuyo Automatic Co., Ltd.

We produce items like laser rangefinders (LIDAR), safety lasers/obstacle detection scanners, and lasers for detecting hot metal.

By offering our customers with solid technology, a large assortment of high-quality goods, and unparalleled service and support, we are able to assist the manufacturing sector as a whole.

As warehouses, ports, and terminals increasingly adopt automated mobile material transport systems (AMRs, AGVs, RTGs), Hokuyo provides a wide range of sensors to improve performance, guarantee safety, and maximize efficiency. Industrial forklifts, AGVs, driverless vehicles, and semi-autonomous vehicles (SAVs) employ our sensors for navigation, location, measurement, obstacle detection, optical data transfer, and safety.

Crane-Mounted KAD-300 Sensors

The KAD-300 crane collision avoidance sensor is used to reduce the risk of accidents involving monorails, overhead cranes, and other obstacles in the vicinity of the crane runway. Stop and slow down instructions can be triggered by this device, which features three separate outputs, a metal housing, and a range of up to 100 feet. In addition to the three standard outputs, the KAD-300 additionally contains a fault (FAULT) output that will become active if the unit’s transmitter or receiver experiences any kind of malfunction.

Sensor units are often mounted on the crane’s bridge, with reflecting targets mounted on the far end wall or another crane. The KAD-300 just needs a few common pieces of hardware, which streamlines the setup and maintenance process. This device may be configured for use with stepped controls and variable frequency drives.

Storage and Distribution Monitoring Sensors, BWF Series

Data may be delivered quickly and reliably over long distances using two BWF Series optical data transmission devices in perfect alignment. Overhead and stacking cranes, automatic guided vehicle rail systems, and transfer trucks all utilize radio frequency identification to allow for two-way communication between the truck and the control unit. These transceivers employ modulated light as the transfer medium, thus they don’t suffer from the wear and tear that plagues trailing wires and slip rings, or the re-calibration difficulties that afflict radio systems.

Commercial Vehicles Model UAM-05LP

The UAM-05LP safety laser scanner protects employees in both portable and permanently installed settings. This system is well-suited for a broad variety of uses, from keeping an eye on robotic work cells to tracing the routes of autonomous vehicles, because users can easily and rapidly build a 5-meter safety zone with up to a 20-meter alert area. This camera is excellent for obstacle identification and localization on AMRs and AVs because to its Ethernet interface, which allows it to capture distance data and intensity output values throughout a 270° field of view (AGV, AGC). The UAM is one of the smallest scanners on the market, but its 2D LiDAR capabilities in a variety of industrial applications make it a powerful instrument for ensuring the highest levels of security and avoiding dangerous circumstances.

UXM-30LXH-EWA Terminals & Ports

To reduce the likelihood of accidents involving RTGs, crane booms, paths, and cross transit, ports and terminals can benefit from the UXM-30LAH-EWA, a 2D LiDAR and obstacle detection sensor built for usage in challenging conditions. It has a 190-degree field of view and an 80-meter range, and it connects through Ethernet. Therefore, the scanning performance is not impacted by dust or moisture, making it suitable for detecting objects with a dark color. The three switching outputs can serve to warn, slow down, or stop the vehicle within predetermined detection zones.