Highly resilient 3D LiDAR sensor with no visible rotating parts
With the smallest form factor in the Velodyne product range, the VLP-16 LiDAR scanner, otherwise known as the “Puck”, was developed at a cost-effective price with mass production in mind, particularly for autonomous vehicles, robotics and industrial automation.
It retains the key features of Velodyne’s breakthroughs in LiDAR sensors: Real-time, 360° view, 3D distance and calibrated reflectivity measurements. The Puck (VLP-16) does not have visible rotating parts, making it highly resilient in challenging environments (rated IP67) whilst operating over a wide temperature range (-10°C to +60°C).
The Velodyne family of LiDAR scanners are CE marked to provide assurance that they meet required European legislation.
- Dual return capability
- 16 lasers (channels)
- Low power consumption (~8 W)
- Light weight 830g
- Compact footprint 103mm x 72mm
- Field of View: 360° horizontal field and a 30° vertical field of view, with ±15° up and down
- Class I eye safe
- Wavelength: 903nm
- Range: Maximum up to 100m, recommended 80m
Velodyne LiDAR’s Puck 3D LiDAR sensor is utilised in automotive vehicles to generate 3D maps/images in real-time traffic environments.
Autonomous industrial vehicles
Using LiDAR to autonomate industrial vehicles is the next frontier in innovation to help improve supply chain efficiency. The Velodyne VLP-16 / HDL32-E LiDAR sensors have been used to displace wall-mounted reflectors or in-floor guidance systems. Implementing Velodyne LiDAR sensors reduces sensor count, simplifies design, reduces commissioning time and lowers labour costs.
Download the VLP-16 Forklift AGV Application brief.
For ship profiling bulk measurements, material handling and logistics
Velodyne VLP-16 3D / HDL32-E LiDAR sensors provide wide area coverage and may be utilised to automate ports to load and unload containers from ships to trucks. Three-dimensional LiDAR sensors are changing automation’s best practices in bulk material ship transfers by offering a complete spatial view; this provides better, faster measurement data which is easier to model in a more productive way.
Download the VLP-16 Port Automation_Ship Profiling Application brief.
Download the VLP-16 Port Automation Application (Material Handling) brief
Unmanned Surface Vessels (USVs) require a high degree of perception, for safe navigation.
With hydrographic surveys combine data above the water surface using LiDAR with simultaneous mutibeam echo-sounders below the surface. Save time and money and provide the complete picture.
Help robots navigate their surroundings with object detection, identification and object avoidance.
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(Relative to the full Velodyne product portfolio)
Downloads and media
- Velodyne Puck (VLP-16) Datasheet
- Product improvements to the Velodyne Puck (VLP-16)
- Compare the Velodyne Puck with other LiDAR sensors in the Velodyne product range
- Case study: Find out how StreetDrone are using the Velodyne Puck for their autonomous Twizy in urban environments
- Case study: Velodyne Puck used to create a realistic interaction with a hologram of a Holocaust survivor
- Mapix technologies sponsor and mentor winning Edinburgh University Formula Student autonomous race car team
- Case study: TrimBot2020 robot that can prune roses and bushes
- Case study: Seabed has optimised dredging operations using LiDAR