30kW wireless charging for industrial equipment

30kW wireless charging for industrial equipment

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By Nick Flaherty

The charging system is aimed at large and complex vehicles for warehouse automation, such as scissor lifts, forklifts, trucks, golf carts, and Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs). In addition, the company is also launchin 720W and 1.5kW onboard chargers to go in the equipment.

“Today’s material handling industry is under intense pressure, as enterprises around the world look to the supply chain to reduce costs and gain an advantage over their competition,” said M.S. Huang, President of Delta Electronics (Americas). “Our products can help achieve this through top-of-the-line efficiency, charging speed and durability. What’s more, our range of solutions are all compact and installation-friendly, meaning there is a system well-suited for every environment.”

The 30kW has an efficiency of up to 93 percent, compared to many industrial chargers that can waste more than 30 percent of the power consumed from the AC line. It consists of a base-pad connected to a wall-box and a low-weight on-vehicle unit, eliminating the use of expensive cables, connectors, and contactors as well as decreasing maintenance cost. The transmitting and receiving sections communicate via WIFI and communications with the vehicle are via CAN bus. With an IP65 waterproof rating, the system is durable and allows vehicles to operate in outdoor environments.

Developed to easily integrate with a variety of vehicles, such as pallet trucks, scissor lifts, aerial platforms, floor-cleaning machines and more, the 720W Onboard Charger is intended to fit in small spaces and is also IP65 dust and waterproof. Equipped with a battery temperature sensor, the system can automatically optimise the charging, and keeps a full history of the previous 1,000 charges. This provides vital visibility into battery mishandling or early termination of charging. CAN bus connection is available for smart battery or vehicle systems, and the interlock feature prevents the vehicle from moving during the charging process.

The 1.5kW Onboard Charger is also equipped with the interlock feature and targets larger systems and uses a die cast chassis designed to bear the shock and vibration standards of industrial machinery. It is 100 percent convection cooled, making it suited to applications in environments where water or pollutants are present. The 1.5kW unit offers several connection options to smart battery or vehicles systems, with additional connections available for an optional external LED module and battery temperature sensor. As with the 720W model, the unit will store information on the past 1,000 charges, which can be easily accessed through a data port.

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