The HUSS publishing house reports in the current issue of Technische Logistik für Hebezeuge Fördermittel about the intralogistics solution “BHS iMotion“. BHS Intralogistics GmbH relies on inductive battery systems from Wiferion for an optimized material flow.
BHS Intralogistics GmbH sets a new milestone on the way to Industry 4.0
In the current issue of Technische Logistik für Hebezeuge Fördermittel (10/2020) the HUSS publishing house reports about the intralogistics solution “BHS iMotion”. The company’s driverless transport vehicles enable a seamlessly networked autonomous flow of goods from the truck and thus also the autonomous charging and uncharging of the trucks by the driverless transport vehicles.
Even during the development of the driverless transport vehicles, contactless charging was considered a decisive component for achieving the maximum degree of automation. As BHS Intralogistics CEO Thorsten Lehr explains: “One of the goals we set ourselves when developing our transport solutions was to make the charging of our autonomous vehicles possible without human intervention”.
CEO Thorsten Lehr explains: “One of the goals we set ourselves when developing our transport solutions was to make the charging of our autonomous vehicles possible without human intervention”.
Thanks to in-process charging, the charging process is completely autonomous
Even short stops at the charging zones are sufficient to ensure a constant energy level of the vehicles. The charging process starts fully automatically during the logistics process. This means that time-consuming interruptions of the charging process are no longer necessary.
BHS Intralogistics GmbH mainly uses lithium-ion batteries. Since these batteries are particularly convincing compared to lead-acid batteries in terms of performance, maintenance requirements and service life. The lithium-ion batteries used support process-integrated charging, especially due to their high cycle stability.
A particular advantage of the compact wireless charging system is the elimination of mechanical contacts, which makes it less prone to errors, maintenance-free and thus suitable for continuous use. The quick and easy installation via plug-and-play was carried out without any intervention in the infrastructure of the production and logistics environment. Since the rapid charging system is suitable for all types of vehicles and batteries, additional vehicles can be integrated into the existing fleet at a later date and also be charged autonomously.
With its inductive rapid charging systems, Wiferion has made an important contribution to an optimized material flow and increased vehicle availability.