An ultra-flat automated guided vehicle (AGV) system developed by 2-IT GmbH can also drive underneath the load. The new system is based on WITTENSTEIN's traction drive system (TDS).
AGVs get things moving in intralogistics
AGV systems are used by companies to move goods and materials from A to B. They appear to be able to find their own way: they avoid obstacles and can move forwards, backwards and even sideways. The total weight of each vehicle is between around 300 kilograms and 25 tons. These innovative AGVs are moved by electric drives.
With the WITTENSTEIN traction drive system (TDS), manufacturers of AGVs now have access to the complete drive unit as an integration-friendly assembly. Each vehicle axle comprises two servo actuators belonging to the TPM+ family and decentralized servo amplifiers in the simco® drive series. Our TDS is offered in four different sizes covering a wide power range. The intelligent modular concept simultaneously allows extensive customizing, for example regarding the reduction ratio, the type of motor encoder and the bus interfaces. The configuration takes place in close cooperation with our team of experts. Our TDS also helped determine the optimal sizing of the complete drive solution in the STEERON project with 2-IT.