Wiferion has launched a cloud-based solution for smart robot charging, the etaHUB charge optimization platform. The etaHUB application helps companies utilize their fleets more efficiently by reducing energy consumption, extending battery life, and increasing the productivity of automated guided vehicles (AGVs) and autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) through real-time intelligent charging management.
etaHUB functions to optimize use of renewably produced power for production and material handling robots. Smart robot charging can now monitor and optimize the power supply to AGVs and AMRs in four ways:
1) Accelerate time to market with data insights.
2) Monitor battery and charger status.
3) Adjust charging power and extend battery lifetime.
4) Improve robot charge behavior with dynamic charging.
Smart charging also makes it possible to plan the charging times of mobile robots to correspond with times when power costs are lowest. The intelligent algorithms of the cloud-based etaHUB platform analyze the energy data that Wiferion delivers with its inductive charging systems and batteries. etaHUB extends the battery operating life and increases productivity of the vehicles, reducing the energy consumption and cost of robot fleets.