This is possible thanks to an innovative system with a wedge-shaped cable design that is easy to adapt without much effort, whenever required.
With its modular system, MOVITRANS® line can be easily adapted to modifications and changing system tasks.
MOVITRANS® line combines maximum system reliability with wear-free and low-maintenance operation.
Reduced investment costs
Existing components can be put to versatile use and adapt to the system layout.
Lower operating costs and higher energy efficiency
MOVITRANS® line is easy to use, minimizes maintenance outlay in the long term and is highly efficient thanks to the latest component technologies.
MOVITRANS® line ensures perfect energy transfer, even over long distances. It is a contactless, quiet, wear-free and low-maintenance system. No room for a control cabinet? With MOVITRANS® line, you also save time and space.
How do we achieve this? It's simple! With MOVITRANS® line, the power socket rides along, as it were. Energy is transferred contactlessly through an air gap, which enables a completely wear-free, low-maintenance electromagnetic connection. This contactless energy supply also makes it possible to achieve high speeds of over 10 m/s.
MOVITRANS® technology from SEW‑EURODRIVE works on the principle of inductive power supply. Electrical energy is transferred continuously along the route via a line cable that benefits from incredibly simple, flexible installation and is easy to reposition if you subsequently want to modify or add to it. This makes complex, cumbersome and high-maintenance systems consisting of cable carriers, conductor rails and fixed floor installations a thing of the past.
The intelligent SAFS safety function, in combination with MOVITRANS® contactless energy transmission, provides relief for the infrastructure - not only in industry but also in urban applications.
Our video shows how this works.
MOVITRANS® line is made up of both stationary and mobile system components. These can be integrated into existing automation systems quickly and easily. The nominal air gap between line cable and pick-up is 20 mm. This enables high transmission power even in situations where the pick-up is not always at a constant distance above the line cable.
Comprehensive and unit-independent solution
Safe disconnection of the power supply
To prevent people from being affected by invisible electromagnetic fields, our MOVITRANS® technology benefits from the unique "SAFS" safety function. This abbreviation stands for Safe AC Field Stop (AC = alternating current). This can be used advantageously, for example, when the line cable is not in use or for vehicle maintenance purposes.
SAFS ensures the magnetic field is safely deactivated if there is no mobile vehicle for loading on the route or if it is not currently in use. The SAFS function complies with ISO 13849 performance level d (PL d) and the IEC 61800-5-2 standard for drive systems.
Perfect for flexible materials handling – in all kinds of sectors:
System frequency 25 kHz or 50 kHz
TES31A decentralized supply unit
TCS31A compensation box
TLS wedge-shaped cable
TLS round cable
MOVI‑DPS® (Drive Power Solution) EKV energy storage unit
THM10E flat pick-up
THM10C U-shaped pick-up
TPM12B mobile converter
For all MOVITRANS® line components listed:
All in all, the MOVITRANS® line contactless power supply system is the ideal choice if you are looking to keep costs down and boost productivity. One key consideration is that our engineering software makes the startup and use of contactless MOVITRANS® technology extremely straightforward.
"Our decentralized energy storage system for MOVITRANS® line makes it possible to adapt and retrofit intralogistics tasks in line with the requirements at any time. The new Safe AC Field Stop functional safety function, or SAFS, can be combined with safety-oriented controllers and sensors and is therefore ideal for optimum operation in industrial systems. SEW‑EURODRIVE offers its customers further components for end-to-end drive system solutions all the way to turnkey factory automation."
Contactless energy transfer simply explained
by Dr. Hans Krattenmacher, Geschäftsführer Innovation Mechatronik