ISSUE 01 NOVEMBER 2022

RAIL GUIDED VEHICLE (rgv) moves from
combustion POWER
to contactless
electric power

SEE HOW WE DID IT!

ANOTHER PROJECT BY: 

the
problem

Moving 68 Ton metal coils within a warehouse space requires raw power. Historically, this was only achievable by using large payload RGVs (Rail Guided Vehicles) with polluting combustion engines or environmentally damaging lead acid batteries.
Factory and warehouse environments already have their share of harmful emissions. As a result, many plants are looking for new ways of reducing airborne toxins and creating a safer work environment without sacrificing equipment performance or productivity.

the
strategy

The  Electrification of the entire RGV system involved careful planning and an execution strategy that would  seamlessly integrate with the plants existing workflow and minimize the RGV’s downtime. 
KEY DATA POINTS: 

  1. What Gear motor was used and explain why?
  2. What other equipment was installed and why? ( Control Cabinet) 
  1. Did the current motion plan of drop off and pick up change? or did you guys mimic the same plan?  
  2. Does the RGV have supercaps so it can deviate off the motion path ? or does it run off MOVITRANS line all the time?

 

How long did it take to bore the floor and install pipes and MOVITANS. Approx 

  1. . Eliminating airborne toxins 
  2. What safety Protocols are in place wth the RGV? 
  3. Sensors 

3. Human Interaction

4. Emergency Shut off 

What did you do the RGV to make it compatible with its new Power Source? 

  1. Removed Combustion motor and all its components 
  1. Does the RGV interact with any other equipment in the plant? Meaning, does it interface with a fork lift? or a loader?  if so, please provide detao;s 
  1. What was the timeline For  this project?
  2. how long did it take from start to finish? 
  3. Did you meet the roll-out ( Launch/inservice date)? 
  4.  How long was the testing phase before the RGV was back in full service 
  5.  

NEXT: THE SMART MOVE

the
smart move
MOVITRANS®

So, where do you find a power source capable of shuttling up to and beyond 68 Tons of payload across a factory floor? And doesn’t emit toxins, is virtually maintenance-free, and uses a renewable energy source? 

Welcome MOVITRANS®! This friction-free, electric-powered energy supply runs off an electromagnetic charge (like your phone’s charging station—just bigger!) by installing industrial-sized charging cables below your floor.

The charging system installation requires some digging and preparation work; however, the combined benefits of having a safe, clean, reliable, and continuous power source are easily justified. And yes, we can prove it! 

The MOVITRANS® contactless energy transfer system is scalable from 8kw to 48kW and can transmit continuous power to mobile consumers wirelessly over a 20mm air gap. And yes, it eliminates the need for any energy storage, exposed power bus bars, or cable tracks resulting in a true maintenance-free system with an attractive ROI on the initial investment. Just think of MOVITRANS® as having your own clean energy, toxin-free underground fuel pipeline.

NEXT: MOVIMOT®

add in
MOVIMOT®

Pair your new energy supply with our decentralized digital invertertechnology MOVIMOT® that accommodates direct mounting on the motor or as close to the motor as possible. Thanks to our modular concept, the MOVIMOT® D-series can be combined as standard with our DR.. series AC motors with different levels of efficiency and any of our historical modular gearing. This allows for maximum efficiency, flexibility, and simple installation without needing special panel enclosures.

MOVIMOT D-series Inverter

NEXT: THE RESULTS 

results
Continuous Power Supply
100%
MAINTENANCE FREE
100%
WET OR OUTDoor applications
100%
Environmentally Sustainable
100%
Lower Total Cost of Ownership
100%
24/7/365 Localized support
100%
next steps
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