Why Do Robots Need Wireless Charging?
AUTONOMOUS ROBOT WIRELESS CHARGING

Why Do Robots Need Wireless Charging?

Whether purposed for cleaning the floors or handling a large facility’s logistics – robots often have to return to their docking station and recharge when their battery runs out of power. Some robots are planned to meet their station autonomously, while others are charged manually.

Some of today’s domestic household robots, security warehouse robots, and most AMR’s & AGV’s that feature self-charging capabilities have trouble docking properly or require costly mechanical alignment mechanisms  – leading to inefficiencies as they can stay unused, even mid-task, due to lack of power.

Ideal service robots should always be able to complete their task autonomously and recharge quickly by themselves. That’s where wireless charging comes in.

WIRELESS POWER DESIGNED FOR ROBOTICS A Powerful Solution
WIRELESS POWER DESIGNED FOR ROBOTICS

A Powerful Solution

Wireless power transfer for robotics eliminates the need for direct contact between robots and their docking & charging station. Instead, it allows robots to charge in proximity to their charging station without the need for accurate alignment or direct contact.

Powermat’s Smartinductive hybrid technology bridges the gap between classic inductive charging and resonance and leverages the best of both worlds. By embedding Powermat’s advanced wireless charging technology for robots, autonomous robotic platforms can now feature wireless charging and eliminate the need for battery replacements, pogo pins, or any manual human interference.

DESIGNED FOR PRODUCTION Comprehensive Platforms & Support from Start to Finish
DESIGNED FOR PRODUCTION

Comprehensive Platforms & Support from Start to Finish

Wireless charging for autonomous robots means no cords, higher reliability, safer connections, durability, and no overheating. 

Powermat’s wireless charging platform provides up to 600W of efficient wireless power and offers wireless charging reference designs along with flexible, tailored solutions that meet specific design & power requirements.

Powermat provides a holistic solution for robot powering and includes power management solutions and system interface integration.

Wireless Charging for Robotic Systems Highlights

Power over the air

POWER OVER A DISTANCE

600W of wireless power over a distance of up to 150mm
FREEDOM OF POSITIONING

FLEXIBILITY & EASE

Angular charging support with high misalignment flexibility
ROBUST

ROBUST

Suited for highly volatile environments (water, dust, dirt, chemicals, outdoors)
MANAGED & CONNECTED

CONNECTED

System interface integration including CAN/UART/BLE/Wi-Fi interfaces

POWER MANAGEMENT

System power management solutions including flexible software implementation with increased robot utilization and zero downtime features
Designed for Production

PRODUCTION-READY

Mature, safe, and low-cost design sensitive to product BOM cost

Product Specifications

WIRELESS CHARGING FOR ROBOTS
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Wireless Charging Technology

TAILOR FITTED REFERENCE DESIGNS
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Intellectual Property Licensing

LEADING TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION
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