Hokuyo Laser Scanner UTM-30LX

Hokuyo UTM-30LX

Price AUD $6800


The Hokuyo UTM-30LX is a scanning laser range finder with an extended sensing range out to 30 meters. Interface to the sensor is through USB 2.0 with an additional synchronous data line to indicate a full sweep. Scanning rate is 25 milliseconds across a 270° range. A 12 V power source is required.

Hokuyo UTM-30LX is the industry standard for long range 2-d laser range finders. Phenomenal build quality and performance.

This type of sensor has been successfully used on many autonomous ground vehicles and unmanned aerial vehicles, SLAM self-mapping applications, etc.

MIT students have used this type of sensor to build self-navigating autonomous quadcoptershttp://projects.csail.mit.edu/video/research/robo/ICRA_2010.mov

 You can see the type of data it outputs here.

Detailed specifications, sample code and firmware updates are available from the manufacturer.

ROS drivers are available.

Data interface is via USB.

Hokuyo UTM-30LX-EW Specifications
Light SourceLaser Semiconductor λ = 905nm Laser Class 1
UTM-30LX Supply Voltage 12VDC ± 10%
Supply Current Max: 1A, Normal : 0.7A
Power Consumption Less than 8W
UTM-30LXDetection RangeandDetection ObjectGuaranteed Range: 0.1 ~ 30m (White Kent Sheet) * ²Maximum Range : 0.1 ~ 60mMinimum detectable width at 10m : 130mm (Vary with distance)
UTM-30LX Accuracy0.1 – 10m : ±30mm, 10 – 30m : ±50mm (White Kent Sheet) * ²Under 3000lx : White Kent Sheet: ±30mm*¹ (0.1m to 10m)Under 100000lx : White Kent Sheet: ±50mm*¹ (0.1m to 10m)
UTM-30LXMeasurement ResolutionandRepeated Accuracy1mm0.1 – 10m : σ <10mm, 10 – 30m : σ <30mm (White Kent Sheet) * ²Under 3000lx : σ = 10mm*¹ (White Kent Sheet up to 10m)Under 100000lx : σ = 30mm*¹ (White Kent Sheet up to 10m)
UTM-30LXScan Angle270º
UTM-30LXAngular Resolution 0.25º (360°/1440
Scan Speed25msMotor speed : 2400rpm
InterfaceEthernet 100BASE-TX(Auto-negotiation)
OutputSynchronous Output 1- Point
LED DisplayGreen: Power supply.Red: Normal Operation (Continuous), Malfunction (Blink)
Ambient Condition(Temperature, Humidity)-10ºC ~ +50ºCLess than 85%RH (Without Dew, Frost)
Storage Temperature-25~75ºC
Environmental EffectMeasured distance will be shorter than the actual distance under rain, snow and directsunlight*².
Vibration Resistance10 ~ 55Hz Double amplitude 1.5mm in each X, Y, Z axis for 2hrs.55 ~ 200Hz 98m/s2 sweep of 2min in each X, Y, Z axis for 1hrs.
Impact Resistance196m/s2 In each X, Y, Z axis 10 times.
Protective StructureOptics: IP67 (Except Ethernet connector )
Insulation Resistance10MΩ DC500V Megger
Weight210g (Without cable)
UTM-30LXExternal Dimension(W×D×H)62mm×62mm×87.5mm MC-40-3240

*¹ Under Standard Test Condition (Accuracy can not be guaranteed under direct sunlight.)

*² Indoor environment with less than 1000Lx.

Please perform necessary tests with the actual device in the working environment.

Use data filtering techniques to reduce the effect of water droplets when detecting objects under the rain.

Quality Reference Value

Viberation resistance during operation10~150Hz 19.6m/s2 Sweep of 2min in each X,Y,Z axis for 30min
Impact resistance during operation49m/s2 X, Y,Z axis 10 times
Angular Speed2π/s (1Hz)
Angular Accelerationπ/2rad/ s2
Life-span5 Years (Varies with operating conditions)
Noise LevelLess than 25dB at 300 mm
CertificationFDA Approval (21 CFR part 1040.10 and 1040.11)

interface: Robot Cable 4 Pin

GreenSynchronous Output