Contactless inductive power transfer for Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV)

Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV) are the most flexible and versatile transport systems in intralogistics and modern production processes. AGVs can move freely across areas and through production facilities. The goal is to design a production and material flow on the hall floor that is obstacle-free for personnel and vehicles.

The challenge

Flexible energy supply is a critical issue of AGVs. Conventional, wired energy supply systems are far from being flexible enough.


The solutions

Contactless inductive power transfer has prevailed due to its technical and economic advantages. IPT enables high speeds of more than 10 m/s, at the same time being maintenance-free and wear-free. IPT is typically used in connection with systems for data transmission, for position determination and control. Electrical energy is transferred to one or more mobile consumers without contact. The line cables are routed in the floor. Therefore no obstacles are disrupting transverse traffic. Time-consuming, cumbersome drag-chain systems have become a thing of the past.

IPT believes in both constant and static power transfer. Depending on the length of tracks, the weight to be moved and the required flexibility from the customer, we supply both static and continuous power supply or a combination of both.

Via our partnership with Conductix-Wampfler we’re happy to advise and find the optimum solution for your automated guided vehicles (AGV).