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PILZ safety laser scanner PSENscan
The psen_scan package is a ROS integration of the PSENscan safety laser scanner product. It allows for an easy integration of the laser scanner data into your ROS Environment. Using the standard sensor_msgs/LaserScan message format ensures compatibility with other laserscan-post-processing nodes such as gmapping. For a general overview and link collection we refer to the wiki page.
|Light versions Additional features: Muting, EDM, Override|
|PSEN sc L 3.0 08-12 3.0 m||safety zone, 8 or 12-pin exchangeable memory module||6D000012|
|PSEN sc L 5.5 08-12 5.5 m||safety zone, 8 or 12-pin exchangeable memory module||6D000013|
|Master versions Additional features: Muting, EDM, Override, restart in accordance with EN ISO 61496-3, vertical applications|
|PSEN sc M 3.0 08-12 3.0 m||safety zone, 8 or 12-pin exchangeable memory module||6D000016|
|PSEN sc M 5.5 08-12 5.5 m||safety zone, 8 or 12-pin exchangeable memory module||6D000017|
Table of Contents
To use the package, you can install prebuilt packages with
sudo apt install ros-melodic-psen-scan
melodic-devel is considered to be the active development branch.
Needed Equipment: - PSENscan safety laser scanner - ROS Machine
Publishes a complete scan from the PSENscan safety laser scanner.
password (string, default: "ac0d68d033")
Password for safety laser scanner.
host_ip (string, default: "192.168.0.50")
IP-Address of host machine.
host_udp_port (int, default: 55115)
UDP Port on which packets from safety laser scanner should be received.
sensor_ip (string, default: "192.168.0.10")
IP-Address of safety laser scanner.
frame_id (string, default: "scanner")
Identifier used for transformations within ROS environment.
skip (int, default: 0)
How many incoming frames should be skipped (reduces publish rate).
angle_start (float, default: 0)
Start angle of measurement.
angle_end (float, default: 275)
End angle of measurement.
x_axis_rotation (float, default: 137.5)
Clockwise rotation of the x-axis around the center in degrees.
To start reading from the safety laser scanner and publishing complete scans execute
roslaunch psen_scan psen_scan.launch in a command line. This will launch the ROS Node with the default configuration.
If you wish to set parameters from the command line, add them to the end of the command as follows:
parameter:=value, separated by spaces.
roslaunch psen_scan psen_scan.launch sensor_ip:=192.168.0.10 host_ip:=192.168.0.20 host_udp_port:=3050
This example configures the safety laser scanner at 192.168.0.10 to send it´s frames to 192.168.0.20:3050.
Adjust expert parameters
If you've created an application package with your own launch file as described in the tutorials, you can easily adjust the aforementioned configuration parameters.
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Find more information about the PILZ safety laser scanner on the product website.
Visit us at pilz.com
PILZ is an international-scale, innovative automation technology company. PILZ uses its solutions to create safety for man, machine and the environment. In addition to head office in Ostfildern near Stuttgart, the family business is represented over 2,400 employees at 42 subsidiaries and branches on all continents.
The company’s products include sensor technology, electronic monitoring relays, safety relays, configurable and programmable control systems, automation solutions with motion control, systems for industrial communication as well as visualization solutions and operator terminals.
PILZ solutions can be used in all areas of mechanical engineering, including the packaging and automotive sector, plus the railway technology, press and wind energy sectors. These solutions ensure that baggage handling systems run safely at airports and funiculars or roller coasters travel safely; they also guarantee fire protection and energy supply in buildings.