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Flodraulic improves automation with LeddarTech’s LiDAR sensors

Sept. 3, 2019
LeddarTech named Flodraulic its premier LiDAR sensor integrator in full machine control and system monitoring.

LeddarTech, which provides a versatile and scalable auto and mobility LiDAR platform, recently named the Flodraulic Group as its premier LiDAR sensor integrator in full machine control and system monitoring.

Flodraulic, which designs and manufactures custom control systems, chose LeddarTech’s technology because of its ability to deliver high-performance, cost-effective detection and ranging solid-state LiDAR sensors engineered for any environment, LeddarTech said.

LeddarTech’s LeddarTM IS16 LiDAR sensors provide distance and angular positioning while performing fast, continuous and accurate analysis of an area of operation, the company claimed. As a result, the weather-resistant, solid-state sensors can detect, locate and measure a range of objects in harsh environmental conditions.

Flodraulic recently deployed 22 full machine control and monitoring systems to Marcrest, an agricultural machinery manufacturer based in Ontario, Canada. Marcrest’s Swing-Max power hitch with Auto Guidance is equipped with the first fully automated steering system for in-field baling and on-road travel, LeddarTech said.

By leveraging Flodraulic’s system, and LeddarTech’s LiDAR sensor, agricultural operators using Marcrest’s power hitch can double their small bale productivity, the companies maintained.

“Flodraulic is proud to be a pioneer in LiDAR technology as a system integrator in the design and manufacture of custom solutions for the mobile, oil and gas and industrial markets by adopting LeddarTech’s adopting innovative LiDAR solutions,” said Chris Passmore, director of technologies at Flodraulic.

“With over a decade of expertise in LiDAR technology and developing solutions based on their LeddarEngine, LeddarTech is the perfect partner for us to meet the needs of our diverse customer base.”

Added Adrian Pierce, vice president of global sales and business development at LeddarTech: “We are honored that our solid-state LiDAR sensors were selected and trusted by Flodraulic to be part of their solutions to deliver highly efficient industrial applications to market.

“Flodraulic’s strong engineering team continues to successfully support their OEM partners through the concept, design, prototyping and production stages of autonomous solutions using LiDAR technology.”