The sensor may be placed on a moving vehicle to measure vehicle ground speed. It may also be mounted in a stationary position to measure the speed of a moving object which can be anything from a thin wire passing under the sensor to a vehicle 300 metres away.
The output of the sensor is a pulse with a frequency proportional to the measured speed. The cumulative number of pulses may be used to determine distance travelled or the length of a moving surface.
The speed sensor may be used with many different types of off-the-shelf hardware such as timer/counters or digital tachometers. Or, it can be integrated into electronic control or data acquisition systems.
IMS specialises in the supply, training and support of measuring systems in 3 main areas: 3D Measurement in Industry, GPS systems and metrology.
IMS have Metrology Systems suitable for measurements of objects ranging in size from a few centimetres to 100 meters or more with accuracy down to a few microns.
IMS's principal partners in this area are Leica Geosystem's AG Metrology Division - a Hexagon Group Company -. Leica Geosystems are the developers and manufacturers of the unique Leica Laser Tracker Portable Coordinate Measurement system with T Probe and T Scan.
To support clients in a wide variety of application we also provide construction sensors by MOBA used for applications where slope and level measurements are essential.