As production progresses through the stages towards Industry 4.0, the logistics sector, too, is increasingly transforming into the ideal of the "smart factory". Artificial intelligence, digitization and the growth sector of e-commerce are increasing the pace of innovation in intralogistics as well. In contrast to the transportation of goods outside a plant, this includes the management, execution and organization of a company's internal logistical flows of materials and goods. This increasingly involves automation, the synchronization of real and digital material flows and their transparency.
There is a positive impact on classic production parameters such as process costs, shorter throughput times and intelligent use of space. Each individual parameter plays a crucial role in helping to ensure survival in today's global and intensely competitive climate. However, the physical connectivity of different machines, and to a certain extent the flow of goods, continues to depend on transport management systems for materials handling, which must be supplied with electricity. One of the biggest challenges when implementing logistics systems is to ensure unimpeded and effective interaction between all components involved in the process and their intelligent management and supply. Whether it's for customers like a major manufacturer of materials handling technology that supplies systems to well-known brands in the fashion industry, a global provider of logistics solutions for container ports or a specialist in process automation for airports.
In intralogistics, particularly high demands are placed on power supplies during braking processes in shuttles and conveyor belts. These are therefore equipped with high levels of protection against feedback or braking choppers, to withstand the backfed energy and be able to continue supplying the system with no power failure.
Voltage adjustment with high boost functionality for optimum supply to your application when charging high-performance capacitors (ultra caps) or accumulator modules is also possible.
For autonomous driving shuttles, for example, which in this way can absorb energy particularly fast and can store the charge for a long time, in order to transport the relevant material to its destination as efficiently and with as wide a range as possible. Especially as energy charging processes should never take longer than the respective loading or unloading procedures and there must not be any waiting periods – because time is money.
Safety always comes first, and maintenance engineers can enter facilities without danger if necessary. BLOCK also enables IO-Link/bus connections for condition monitoring and predictive maintenance monitoring. As well as switched mode power supplies, this is where our modular circuit breaker system EasyB really comes into its own, offering a communications connection for complete monitoring at the 24 V level in line with the principles of Industry 4.0. An important building block in the realization of Industry 4.0 in today's mobile factories.
Furthermore, our uninterruptible power supplies reliably prevent unforeseen fluctuations or drops in voltage.
Because we develop the perfect voltage solutions for our customers' products. We would gladly support you with new intralogistics projects and to build technical solutions for your own individual requirements.
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