Powering AGVs and AMRs in Clean-Room Environments

May 16, 2023
Powering AGVs and AMRs can be difficult and costly if not done correctly.

Automated guide vehicles (AGVs) and autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) are seeing widespread growth and implementation, but the challenge of keeping them charged remains a critical inhibitor.

"It is costly to install the coil wires in the floor, and it makes the free-ranging AGV or AMR not so free as it needs to drive where the inductive coils are for a lot of the time to receive enough charge," America in Motion CEO Tommy Hessler told Control Design.

In 2016, the International Organization for Standardization updated its clean-room standard for zones with highly controlled contaminants that can affect processes and products, such as automotive manufacturing, food production, aerospace and pharmaceuticals.

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