Robotic and unmanned vehicle (UV) fleets are reshaping the future of automation and production. To further enhance productivity and minimize downtime, the charging process needs to be streamlined. Human maintenance of the fleet, especially facilitating manual recharging, is among the top costs and inefficiencies today. Wireless charging is being introduced to eliminate these inefficient processes.
Broad wireless transmitter compatibility
Finding small and light weight components
Maintaining high efficiency over wide output range
For mobile robots and UVs to work efficiently, flexibly and without interruption, they need to achieve true autonomy. Normal operations must be sustained without any human intervention. WiBotic enables robots and UVs to be rechargeable through wireless charging stations. Wireless charging eliminates manual intervention and optimizes uptime and productivity for drones, robots and UV fleets.
Advantages of a Vicor solution
Modular and scalable
High efficiency across light to full load
Autonomous wireless charging of robot and drone fleets will reshape the future of automation and production
The Vicor 48V PRM buck-boost regulator is integrated into the RF transmitter onboard the WiBotic TR-110 wireless charging station, which feeds power wirelessly to the robot/UV onboard RF receiver. The PRM accepts 48V from an AC-DC power supply and the output voltage is dynamically controlled and trimmed from approximately 20 – 55V as needed.
The Vicor PRM enables consistent, high-efficiency conversion across the full-range of impedances, flexibly supporting “full charge” and “trickle-charge” modes with no significant drop-off at lower power levels – a critical performance benchmark that competing power components failed to achieve.
The power delivery network
Input: 36 – 75V
Output: 20 – 55V
Current: Up to 8.33A
32.5 x 22.0 x 6.73mm
PRM pre- and post-transformation regulators
Input: 48V (36 – 75V)
Output: 48V (5 – 55V)
Power: Up to 600W
Efficiency: Up to 97%
As small as 22.0 x 16.5 x 6.73mm
Input: 8 – 60V
Output: 10 – 54V
Power: Up to 150W continuous
Efficiency: Over 98%
10.5 x 14.5 x 3.05mm
ZVS high-efficiency PRM regulators
Input: 54V (38 – 60V)
Output: 26 – 52.5V adjustable
Power: Up to 350W
Efficiency: Up to 97.25%