Wireless charging for AGVs

by Inside Logistics Online Staff

EnerSys has launched its NexSys AIR wireless charger.

Engineered for a wide range of Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs), the new wireless charger has a space-saving design to automate charging and eliminate maintenance.

The NexSys AIR wireless charger has contact-free charging pads, eliminating the maintenance and wear associated with physical charging connections. Capable of charging traditional flooded lead acid, Thin Plate Pure Lead (TPPL) and lithium-ion batteries, the charger can handle a range of AGVs, charging schedules and facility locations.

“With no physical connectors to wear out and no manual labour, the NexSys AIR wireless charger delivers dependable, maintenance-free AGV charging – helping customers fulfill the promise of true automation,” said Harold Vanasse, senior director of marketing, motive power global at EnerSys.

“As the latest solution in our line of maintenance-free motive power products, the wireless charger maximizes AGV uptime with opportunity charging, helping facilities to really drive productivity.”

With their small footprint, NexSys AIR wireless chargers can be distributed across a variety of locations throughout facilities. Each unit also has touchscreen controls and advanced safety features that include Foreign Object Detection (FOD) and Live Object Detection (LOD) to help protect workers and equipment

The NexSys AIR wireless charger will be on display at MODEX (booth B8032).