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Quanergy Systems introduced its M1 Edge 2D LiDAR sensor. The M1 Edge is an integrated software and hardware solution designed to collect, analyze, and interpret LiDAR point cloud data for a wide variety of industrial applications, including automated guided vehicles (AGVs) and autonomous mobile robots (AMRs).
The M1 Edge includes compact, lightweight LiDAR sensors with sensing capabilities up to 656 ft (200 m), 360° coverage and an angular resolution of 0.033°. These sensors are rated up to IP67 for harsh environments and can perform in any lighting or weather condition, providing up to 60,000 hours mean time between failure.
M1 Edge integrates the sensor with on-board QORTEX Aware perception software to monitor user-defined detection zones and trigger an alarm on the sensor’s digital output if there is any activity within the zones. Users can create up to eight pre-configured evaluation fields, each with up to three detection zones, where the evaluation field is selected via the sensor’s digital output.
M1 Edge enables collision avoidance and smart navigation for mobile equipment. When mounted on an AGV or AMR, the sensor monitors the surrounding area, flagging potential dangers and obstacles in the vehicle’s path. The detection zones being monitored can dynamically change based on the vehicle’s movement.
The M1 Edge provides detection and measurement for stationary and dynamic applications that require simple alerting when an object enters a monitored area. For example, in industrial applications, M1 Edge enables reliable monitoring for level and height sensing applications, including tank level monitoring, object stacking, fill level detection and more.
- Up to 8 evaluation fields, with up to three detection zones within each evaluation field.
- Embedded with QORTEX Aware software
- Detects objects up to 656 ft (200 m) with a 360° field of view
- Angular resolution of 0.033°
In June 2021, Quanergy entered into a SPAC merger agreement with CITIC Capital Acquisition Corp. The combined company will be named Quanergy Systems, Inc. and is expected to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “QNGY.” The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2021.