Automated Guided Vehicle - AGV
Automation in high-transshipment areas
Driverless transport systems are generally referred to as AGVs (Automatic Guided Vehicles). These AGVs can operate around the clock in harsh, adverse and even dangerous environments.
Today, AGVs are essentially battery-powered. In exceptional cases, diesel-electric drive is also available. The batteries used for power supply are both lead batteries and lithium-ion batteries. By using electricity from renewable sources, the AGV produces no emissions.
The vehicles can be used in almost every industry. One of the main fields of application in intralogistics is container transport in ports. The AGVs work around the clock without human intervention, and even the "refuelling" is fully automatic. The self-propelled AGVs, which are controlled by a central computer, shuttle between ships and container handling sites.
Only the specialists who monitor the processes are located in the control center.
The control of the AGV is supported by the fast cross-communication between inverters within an AGV via CANpur (CANopen). This cross-communication distributes the control tasks to the individual inverters independently of the AGV's vehicle control system, thus ensuring efficient energy management of the AGV and smooth forward motion with optimum utilization of the drive components.
Power electronics from REFUdrive
- 2 x RPCS 630 drive inverters with 75 kW each for the drive axes
- 1 x RPCS 630 inverter for the hydraulic pump
- 1 x RPCS 630 inverter for the oil cooler and the oil pump.
- CANpur (CANopen), cross communication for fast control functions between the inverters for synchronization, e.g. speed, load distribution and energy management
- CANopen for communication with the vehicle controller
Optional for diesel-electric operation: 1 x RPCS 630 generator inverter
Optional container hoist inverter RPCS 630
Optional 220 kW DC charging station for high-voltage batteries in vehicles
Our systems support and are compatible with all common asynchronous and synchronous motors.