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Wiferion In-Process Charging Transforms AGVs in Warehouses and Manufacturing Plants

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Wiferion In-Process Charging Transforms AGVs in Warehouses and Manufacturing Plants

February 15
21:34 2021
Wiferion In-Process Charging Transforms AGVs in Warehouses and Manufacturing Plants

Julian Seume, Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) for Wiferion, the German-based inductive wireless power company, authored a recent article in the February issue of Manufacturing Outlook. Seume discussed effective wireless charging for AGVs (automated guided vehicles) for warehouses, distributions centers, and manufacturers. Read the full article here

According to Seume, “Whether driverless transport systems such as AGVs, electric forklifts, or AMRs, the efficient use of industrial trucks is a decisive factor for competitiveness during ever-increasing cost pressures. The energy systems are being scrutinized and lithium-ion batteries are the preferred technology. The advantages versus lead-acid batteries, including the ability to recharge faster and more often, are obvious.” 

The trend towards lithium-ion batteries in intralogistics continues. Almost all large forklift manufacturers now have models with lithium-ion drives.  In the field of driverless transport systems and mobile robots, powerful lithium-ion technology is already standard. Interim charging enables automated 24/7 operations which is critically important with two or three-shift operations at warehouses, distribution centers, 3PLs (third party logistics), and manufacturing facilities. 

The many advantages over conventional charging solutions are obvious. Inductive battery charging systems have the potential of becoming the standard for supplying energy to lithium-ion batteries. They are efficient, flexible, scalable, and can be quickly integrated into any warehouse. “In-process charging” enables completely new automation and logistics processes. 

Jacket Media is the parent company of Manufacturing Outlook e-zine. The publication highlights current manufacturing trends.  

About Wiferion

From inductive charging technology to energy management solutions, Wiferion offers a spectrum of products achieving efficient energy supply for industrial trucks, automated guided vehicles (AGVs), automated mobile robots (AMRs), and driverless transport systems. The technology also includes retrofit projects for existing fleets.

The flexible and scalable integration of Wiferion products means that users can sustainably increase utilization and fleet efficiency by up to 30%. Using lean manufacturing principles, Wiferion redefines the value stream mapping (VSM) by eliminating the unnecessary machine downtime and labor-intensive costs of plug-in charging.

From manufacturing to intralogistics, the Wiferion inductive battery charging system pioneered the etaLINK series which received prestigious awards such as the IFOY Award and “BEST PRODUCT” from LogiMAT.  Wiferion will participate at ProMatDX, appropriately titled “Power Up” from April 12 – 16, 2021.

Wiferion, the leading solution provider for mobile, wireless power supply of electric industrial vehicles, was founded in 2016 by four former employees of the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems and one of the technology drivers in wireless charging. Wiferion is the foundation for a resource-saving and sustainable energy supply.

Contact at: [email protected].

Media Contact
Company Name: Wiferion GmbH
Contact Person: Julian Seume, Chief Marketing Officer
Email: Send Email
Phone: +49 152 52 474 371
Address:Munzinger Strasse 1
City: Freiburg im Breisgau, 79111
Country: Germany
Website: https://www.wiferion.com/en/

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