366: Wireless Charging with Resonant Link
Resonant Link is a provider of wireless charging solutions for medical devices, industrial and material handling equipment, electric vehicles, and consumer electronics. CEO and co-founder at Resonant Link, Grayson Zulauf, joins The New Warehouse Podcast to discuss wireless charging solutions for Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMR), forklifts, and other material handling equipment (MHE) commonly found in a warehouse environment. This technology promises to improve safety and reliability compared to other charging options.
- Resonant Link recently announced their new 19.2 kW, 400 A wireless lift truck charger. The technology offers an efficient and fast way of wireless charging with a greater tolerance in terms of location accuracy and enhanced safety – automatically turning off if any metal is detected or operators are nearby. Next week, you can see the new charger at ProMat 2023 by visiting them at booth #N9428.
- Resonant Link is driving innovation in the material handling industry by lowering operating costs, lowering capital expenses, and driving revenue. Grayson adds wireless charging can decrease the number of vehicles, batteries, and energy required to produce and find materials.
- Wireless charging is compatible with lead-acid and lithium-ion batteries, does not require any changes to existing battery architecture, and only requires four screws on the vehicle and install a transmitter for installation. This simplifies implementation and increases productivity, as forklift operators can focus more on their work without worrying about plugging in/charging at the end of their shift.
- Fleet managers can look to adopt the technology for their fleet vehicles, so operators no longer have to worry about plugging in the vehicles during their breaks – this also reduces battery size and cost. Grayson envisions the future warehouse as an entire power ecosystem with intelligent routing based on charging needs and opportunities.
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