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Ultrasonic Sensors

Why Ultrasonic Proximity Sensors?

Reducing blind spots and improving driver visibility are important issues for operators of road-going vehicles. Over the past few years, safety devices such as additional mirrors or camera systems that give wider viewing angles have become commonplace and even mandatory under blind spot legislation. However, despite an increase in visibility, collisions with other vehicles, fixed objects, cyclists, workers and even pedestrians, remain high.

Obstacle detection using ultrasonic sensors can minimize both vehicle damage and collisions with pedestrians or cyclists. Perfect for road-going commercial vehicles operating in confined spaces or manoeuvring at low speeds, the detection system alerts the driver of obstacles close to the vehicle, whether moving or stationary. An audible and/or visual in-cab warning informs of distance while an optional external speaking alarm can be added to alert cyclists and pedestrians that the vehicle is turning.

Backscan®

Backscan® is a 4-sensor ultrasonic proximity sensor system which is fitted to the rear of a vehicle as an invaluable aid to safe reversing.

  • Underslung or flush mount installation
  • System activated by reverse gear

Backscan® Ultrasonic Detection System

Model

Part Number

BS-4000W: Backscan® Rear reversing sensor system 3744
  • 4 Sensor system
  • 12-24Vdc
  • 2.5m detection range – outser sensors 2.5m/0.6m (selectable via dip switch)
  • Graduated visual and audible distance warning display
  • Underslung and flush-mount fixings included
  • 50cm compensation range for sensors fitted inboard of vehicle rear (selectable via dip switch)
  • 3 year warranty
Contents
  • 4 x sensors
  • Visual and audible display
  • 4 x 0° flush mount fixings
  • 4 x 11° flush mount fixings
  • 4 x underslung fixings
  • Waterproof control box
  • 15m display cable
  • 4 x 2.5m sensor cables
Features
  • Obstacles detected in under 200 milliseconds
  • Environmental Learning Mode prevents false alarms from tow hooks and other ancillary equipment that intrude in the first 100cm of the detection zone
  • Self-diagnostic function
  • 1 x Trigger output
Durability & Standards
  • Mechanical vibration: 5G
  • Mechanical shock: 10G
  • Operating temperature: -30 to +80ºC
  • Waterproof sensors to IP68
  • Waterproof control box to IP69K
  • CE marked
  • E-Marked: UNECE R10 compliant
  • FCC approved
Power
  • Power consumption: 2.4 Watts
  • Current: 200mA
Product Data
Model Product Data
BS-4000W View data

Cornerscan®

3 sensor system fitted to the near side corner of vehicle cab to detect objects in the front near side blind spot. Minimizes the risk of damage to the vehicle whilst maneuvering and turning whilst reversing.

Cornerscan® Ultrasonic Detection System

Model

Part Number

CS-3100: Cornerscan® Corner sensor system with mute function 5261
  • 3 Sensor system
  • 12-24Vdc
  • 0.6m/1.0m detection range – (selectable via dip switch)
  • Audible distance warning
  • Flush-mount
  • 2 levels of sensitivity – (selectable via dip switch)
  • 3 year warranty
Contents
  • 3 x sensors
  • Buzzer
  • 3 x 11° flush mount fixings
  • 3 x 18° flush mount fixings
  • 3 x 26° flush mount fixings
  • Waterproof control box
  • 2.5m display cable
  • 3 x 2.5m sensor cables
Features
  • Obstacles detected in under 200 milliseconds
  • Buzzer with audible distance warning, LED & adjustable volume control
  • Buzzer will silence after 4 seconds if there is no movement from detected object or vehicle
  • Environmental Learning Mode prevents false alarms from tow hooks and other ancillary equipment that intrude in the first 100cm of the detection zone
  • Self-diagnostic function
Durability & Standards
  • Mechanical vibration: 5G
  • Mechanical shock: 10G
  • Operating temperature: -30 to +80ºC
  • Waterproof sensors to IP68
  • Waterproof control box to IP69K
  • CE marked
  • E-Marked: UNECE R10 compliant
  • FCC approved
Power
  • Power consumption: 2.4 Watts
  • Current: 2 Amps
Product Data
Model Product Data
CS-3100 View data

Frontscan®

4 sensor system fitted to the front of the vehicle. Particularly relevant for front blind spots on high cabs where low objects or pedestrians can be hidden. 

System can be activated below designated speed.

Frontscan® Ultrasonic Detection System

Model

Part Number

FS-4000W: Frontscan® Front sensor system 3747
  • 4 Sensor system
  • 12-24Vdc
  • 2.0m/1.0m detection range – outer sensors can be reduced to 0.6m (selectable via dip switch)
  • Audible distance warning
  • Flush-mount
  • 3 year warranty
Contents
  • 4 x sensors
  • Buzzer
  • 4 x 11° flush mount fixings
  • 4 x 18° flush mount fixings
  • Waterproof control box
  • 2.5m buzzer cable
  • 4 x 2.5m sensor cables
Features
  • Obstacles detected in under 200 milliseconds
  • Environmental Learning Mode prevents false alarms from tow hooks and other ancillary equipment that intrude in the first 100cm of the detection zone
  • Self-diagnostic function
  • 1 x Trigger output
Durability & Standards
  • Operating temperature: -30 to +80ºC
  • Waterproof sensors to IP68
  • Waterproof control box to IP69K
  • CE marked
  • E-Marked: UNECE R10 compliant
Power
  • Power consumption: 2.4 Watts
  • Current: 200mA
Product Data
Model Product Data
FS-4000W View data

Sidescan®

4 sensor systems are fitted to the side of the vehicle. Particularly relevant for the near-side blind spot, where cyclists or pedestrians can otherwise go undetected.

  •  Underslung or flush mount sensors
  • The system can be activated below the designated speed and/or turn indicator
  • Intelligent mute function

    Sidescan® Ultrasonic Detection System

    Model

    Part Number

    SS-4100W: Sidescan® Side sensor system with mute function 5257
    SS-4100W-000:Sidescan® Side sensor system with mute function, low speed trigger module and turn indicator sensor kit 5344
    • 4 Sensor system
    • 12-24Vdc
    • 1.0/1.5m detection range (selectable via dip switch)
    • Audible distance warning
    • Underslung and flush-mount fixings included
    • 2 levels of sensitivity-(selectable via dip switch)
    • 3 year warranty
    Contents
    • 4 x sensors
    • Buzzer
    • 4 x 0° flush mount fixings
    • 4 x 11° flush mount fixings
    • 4 x underslung fixings
    • Waterproof control box
    • 10m Buzzer cable
    • 4 x 4.5m sensor cables
    • 2 x 2.5m extension cables
    Features
    • Obstacles detected in under 200 milliseconds
    • Buzzer with audible distance warning, LED & adjustable volume control
    • The buzzer will silence after 4 seconds if there is no movement from the detected object or vehicle
    • Environment Learning Mode prevents false alarms from ancillary equipment that intrudes in the first 100cm of the detection zone.
    • Self-diagnostic function
    Durability & Standards
    • Mechanical vibration: 5G
    • Mechanical shock: 10G
    • Operating temperature: -30 to +80ºC
    • Waterproof sensors to IP68
    • Waterproof control box to IP69K
    • CE marked
    • E-Marked: UNECE R10 compliant
    • FCC approved
    Power
    • Power consumption: 2.4 Watts
    • Current: 200mA
    Product Data
    Model Product Data
    SS-4100W View data
    SS-4100W-000 View data

    Upgrade to

    Sidescan®Flex

    Flexible side detection.

    Sidescan®Flex is a four-sensor system fitted to the side of a vehicle to detect objects in the nearside blind spot, where cyclists or pedestrians can otherwise go undetected.

    An advancement to the standard Sidescan® system, Sidescan®Flex allows the operator to choose from four detection configurations, each with different detection distances, and audible and visual alerts (see table).

    Sidescan®Flex has an increased maximum detection range of 2.5 meters.

    Sidescan®Flex Ultrasonic Detection System

    Model

    Part Number

    SS-4200W: Sidescan®Flex Side sensor system with mute function 5916
    SS-4200W-000:Sidescan®Flex Side sensor system with mute function, low speed trigger module and turn indicator sensor kit 6075
    • 4 Sensor system
    • 12-24Vdc
    • 0 – 2.5m detection range (4 audible/visual configurations selectable via dip switch)
    • Underslung and flush-mount fixings included
    • 1 Output trigger
    • 3 year warranty
    Contents
    • 4 x sensors
    • Buzzer
    • 4 x 0° flush mount fixings
    • 4 x 11° flush mount fixings
    • 4 x underslung fixings
    • Waterproof control box
    • 10m Buzzer cable
    • 4 x 4.5m sensor cables
    • 2 x 2.5m extension cables
    Features
    • Obstacles detected in under 200 milliseconds
    • Buzzer with audible distance warning, LED & adjustable volume control
    • The buzzer will silence after 4 seconds if there is no movement from the detected object or vehicle
    • Environment Learning Mode prevents false alarms from ancillary equipment that intrudes in the first 100cm of the detection zone.
    • Self-diagnostic function
    Durability & Standards
    • Mechanical vibration: 5G
    • Mechanical shock: 10G
    • Operating temperature: -30 to +80ºC
    • Waterproof sensors to IP68
    • Waterproof control box to IP69K
    • CE marked
    • E-Marked: UNECE R10 compliant
    • FCC approved
    Power
    • Power consumption: 2.4 Watts
    • Current: 200mA
    Product Data
    Model Product Data
    SS-4200W View data
    SS-4200W-000 View data

    Stepscan™

    2 sensor system fitted to nearside cab step. Minimizes the risk of damage to the vehicle when turning whilst reversing.

    Stepscan™ Ultrasonic Detection System

    Model

    Part Number

    ST-2100 – Stepscan™ Step sensor with mute system function 5262
    ST-2100-60-A – Stepscan™ Step sensor system with mute function and low speed trigger module 5345
    • 2 Sensor system
    • 12-24Vdc
    • 0.6m/1.0m detection range –  (selectable via dip switch)
    • Audible distance warning
    • Flush-mount
    • 2 levels of sensitivity – (selectable via dip switch)
    • 3 year warranty
    Contents
    • 2 x sensors
    • Buzzer
    • 2 x 11° flush mount fixings
    • 2 x 18° flush mount fixings
    • 2 x 26° flush mount fixings
    • Waterproof control box
    • 2.5m buzzer cable
    • 2 x 2.5m sensor cables
    Features
    • Obstacles detected in under 200 milliseconds
    • Buzzer with audible distance warning, LED & adjustable volume control
    • Buzzer will silence after 4 seconds if there is no movement from detected object or vehicle
    • Environmental Learning Mode prevents false alarms from tow hooks and other ancillary equipment that intrude in the first 100cm of the detection zone
    • Self-diagnostic function
    Durability & Standards
    • Mechanical vibration: 5G
    • Mechanical shock: 10G
    • Operating temperature: -30 to +80ºC
    • Waterproof sensors to IP68
    • Waterproof control box to IP69K
    • CE marked
    • E-Marked: UNECE R10 compliant
    • FCC approved
    Power
    • Power consumption: 2.4 Watts
    • Current: 200mA
    Product Data
    Model Product Data
    ST-2100 View data
    ST-2100-60-A View data

    Ultrasonic Detection On-Screen Display Module (OSD)

    Sensor data and camera image combined

    Brigade’s ultrasonic proximity sensors minimize both vehicle damage and collisions with pedestrians, cyclists or objects. Perfect for road-going commercial vehicles operating in confined spaces or maneuvering at low speeds.

    Working in conjunction with a Backeye® camera monitor system and up to two ultrasonic detection systems, the on-screen display module warns the driver of obstacles close to the vehicle by overlaying 3-stage audible and visual ultrasonic data onto the camera image on the monitor.

    • Integration of Brigade’s ultrasonic obstacle detection systems and Backeye® camera monitor systems
    • Ultrasonic detection warnings overlaid onto the camera image on in-cab monitor.
    • Reduced driver stress and distractions as all information is in one view.

    On-screen Display Module

    PAL Models

    Model

    Part Number

    UDS-OSD20-ECU 5099
    NTSC Models

    Model

    Part Number

    UDS-OSD21-ECU 5347

     

    • Allows 3-stage audible and visual Detection data to be overlayed onto camera image on vehicle monitor
    • 12-24Vdc
    • 2 camera inputs
    • 2 trigger inputs
    • 2 UDS inputs
    • 2 UDS outputs
    • 2 year warranty
    • Dimensions: W x D x H
      74 x 118 x 28 mm
      2.9 x 4.6 x 1.1″
    Contents
    • OSD ECU
    • Power cable
    • Splitter cable
    • Trigger cable
    Features
    • Overlay on monitor of vehicle icon and detection data from up to 2 x ultrasonic detection systems
    • Compatible with:
      1x Sidescan® Frontscan® and Backscan®
    • UDS overlay will appear on a black background if no cameras installed
    • Graphics can be overlayed left or right on the monitor
    • Audible warning via monitor
    • Ultrasonic system fault displayed on monitor
    • Compatible with MDR
    Power
    • Current: 0.8 Amps
    • Power consumption: 8 Watts
    Durability & Standards
    • Mechanical vibration: 5G
    • Mechanical shock: 10G
    • Operating temperature:
      -30 to +70ºC
      +22 to +158°F
    • IP30
    • CE marked
    • E-Marked: UNECE R10 compliant
    • FCC Approved
    Product Data
    Model Product Data
    UDS-OSD20-ECU View data
    UDS-OSD21-ECU View data

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