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The Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV) market is growing disproportionately and the requirements for free-navigating AGVs are high: quick start-up and intelligent networking via bus systems are a prerequisite. This also involves requirements for high power density – minimal installation space with maximum efficiency.
Intelligent drive systems at the LogiMAT trade show in Stuttgart
At the LogiMAT trade show in Stuttgart from March 10-12, 2020 (Hall 7, booth A31), in the international trade show for intralogistics solutions and process management, ebm-papst is presenting intelligent drive systems for various logistics applications and an innovation: the driving/steering system.
The extremely innovative and compact driving/steering system for AGVs
ebm-papst is displaying the new driving/steering system, the innovative drive solution for mobile battery-operated applications, which allows vehicles to drive in all directions.
This drive solution consists of drive motors, transmission, sensor system, and wheel, and will be presented for the first time at LogiMAT.
The ECI-63 and ECI-80 BLDC motors from ebm-papst fulfill the requirements posed of them – in the new driving/steering system or as direct wheel motors.
The new solutions need little installation space, achieve high torques with just 24 V, and are also in a position to deliver three times their power for short intervals.
Thanks to integrated intelligence in the drives, condition monitoring and predictive maintenance can be performed in the service of GreenIntelligence. Combined with the Optimax transmissions, this creates compact, robust, intelligent drive systems.
The growing trend of Shuttle applications in the warehouse areas
An interesting trend in intralogistics are for sure the shuttle applications. To keep the warehouse area used as small as possible, these are built upward.
Shuttle vehicles can then reach all warehouse positions on all levels. The requirements with regard to dynamics, positioning accuracy, and life span are fulfilled with aplomb by the ebm-papst ECI-63 and ECI-80 motors combined with the Optimax transmissions.