Julian Seume, CMO at Wiferion, the leading solution provider for mobile, wireless power supply of electric industrial vehicles, recently talked about decreasing manufacturing downtime with “in-process” charging for automated guided vehicles (AGVs). Read the Automation.com article here.
According to Seume, “Trends in inductive battery charging technology ensures electric forklifts are most efficient on the floors of distribution centers, warehouses, and manufacturing operations. Whether driverless transport systems, such as AGVs, electric forklifts, or mobile robots, the efficient use of industrial trucks is a decisive factor for competitiveness during ever-increasing cost pressures.”
Seume sees in process charging eliminating plug-in charging, making AGVs truly autonomous. In process charging eliminates the waste of AGV downtime… the fleet is always working AND charging. In process charging is safe ensuring the OSHA, ergonomics, and danger to workers significantly reduced. In process charging is cost-efficient because full vehicle deployment means a reduced fleet count ensuring a rapid ROI.
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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 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.
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