Industry 4.0 and Logistics 4.0 are the main keywords in our future business environment. As warehouses grow bigger and bigger, customers expect shorter delivery times and therefore we need to move incredible masses in a shorter time than required years ago. These demands cannot be met without highly automated material handling systems. Material movement in factories and warehouses is becoming easier and safer now with the advent of robotic material handling carts. Often referred to as AGVs (Automated Guided Vehicles), these semi-to-fully autonomous vehicles have become increasingly popular, especially in automated warehouses, as their control and drive systems have advanced in capability.
Allied Motion engineers have developed several wheel drive systems, including powered integrated wheel drive casters and transaxles in both brushed and brushless DC versions that are used for both primary drive in AGVs and for power assist services in pushers, tuggers, and material handling carts.
Discover our KinetiMax High Power Density Motors which are best suited for material handling applications due to their excellent high torque-to-weight ratio and their extremely short motor length.