This advantage is especially effective on systems that are subjected to salt water, mist or sand since the traditional wiper cleaning process scratches the surface of these highly priced sensitive lenses. With its three-stage procedure, the LCS gently and efficiently removes all of the dirt and any deposits from camera lenses. The initial design of the system is slightly complex, but it becomes increasingly practical and economically viable with the size of the multi-sensor and the number of payloads (cameras, laser range finder, etc.). The entire cleaning process is fully automated and controlled through software for maximum convenience.
The three stages of the cleaning procedure are:
1st Stage: Applying distilled water to the lens. Soaks the lens with distilled water to dissolve salt and buildup and prepares the lens for the 2nd stage to gently remove dirt and deposits.
2nd Stage: Removing dirt and deposits from the lens with a mixture of high-pressure air and distilled water.
A high-pressure mixture of air and distilled water is sprayed on the lens, removing all of the dirt and deposits on the lens without mechanically touching and damaging the lens.
3rd Stage: Air drying the lens.
High-pressure air removes the distilled water from the lens and makes the camera ready for operation.
|High pressure nozzles
||2 or more, depends on the multi sensor system
|EM control valves
||4 or more, depends on the multi sensor system
|High pressure distilled water reservoir
|High pressure air reservoir
||230 Vac 50Hz
|Max. power consumption
||1,5 kW (while compressor is running)
||0°-55°(can be used in sub-zero temperatures if appropriate antifreeze liquids are used)