How wireless power supply meets industry 4.0
Wireless power supply can improve the efficiency, availability and safety of mobile robot system, and there is more information in the vibration chain.
Investment in advanced mobile robots helps the industrial environment remain competitive in today's market, enabling it to meet customer needs and deliver quickly without increasing labor costs. But to realize the full value of investing in robotics, the industry is looking for wireless power to keep autonomous mobile devices running 24 / 7.
Wireless power supply system uses magnetic field to transfer energy from charging board installed in factory workshop to receiving board installed on mobile robot. Modern wireless power supply system is based on the principle of magnetic resonance, safe, maintenance free, efficient, and can charge as fast as the traditional wired charger. The technical advantage of wireless power supply is that there is no mechanical or electrical contact between the charging source and the robot. This has obvious benefits and cost savings.
Using autonomous wireless power supply system to replace labor-intensive and fault prone plug-in charging and battery replacement process, the industrial environment can fully realize the benefits brought by its investment in advanced mobile robot technology. They have immediate and far-reaching significance, including:
Improve productivity, vehicle use and safety.
The conventional process of mobile robot, AGV and forklift charging is parking charging. For factories and warehouses that operate around the clock, this means that the fleet has to be larger than the fleet needed to transport goods, as many vehicles stop and charge at any given time. In addition, inserting and removing the vehicle from the charger is labor intensive. Both factors increase the total cost of ownership of the mobile fleet and run counter to the lighting automation required by industry 4.0. In some cases, automatic docking stations have been developed to allow vehicles to "plug in" through specially designed electrical connectors. This kind of docking station needs frequent maintenance, because repeated docking station and docking operation will damage the electrical connector, and may lead to serious security risks.
Companies that use new automation technologies, such as mobile robots with automatic wireless power supply, can meet the market demand while improving the health, safety and productivity of employees.