Delta Group, a power and thermal management solutions provider, says it has launched its wireless battery charging systems for the material handling industry, capable of delivering efficiency of up to 93% in contrast with the current majority of industrial chargers that commonly waste more than 50% of the power consumed from the AC line.
As reported, Delta’s wireless charging systems can be applied to a wide range of industrial vehicles, from forklifts to Automated Guided Vehicles, covering the applications from 300 W to 30 kW, and can be designed for any power level, depending on utility infrastructure and the installation site.
According to Delta, it can eliminate the need for expensive cables and connectors or human intervention to quickly and efficiently charge batteries. The company says the 30 kW wireless system is able to charge a 600 Ahr-48 V battery in 60 minutes.
“Wireless charging is fairly new for the material handling industries. As a leading provider of EV technologies for homes and businesses, Delta’s innovative wireless charging systems bring the industrial market a more efficient charging solution,” says M.S. Huang, president of Delta Americas. “In addition to streamlining operations and saving precious time for operators, Delta’s new wireless technologies make the use of power cables and connectors, which on a facility-wide basis can cost thousands of dollars to replace when damaged or worn out, obsolete.”
Overall, the adoption of electric industrial vehicles is fairly new, with many companies still relying on gas- and liquid propane gas-powered lifts. Currently, the majority of industrial electric vehicles are charged using low-efficiency chargers that can waste more than 50% of the power consumed from the AC line. Delta says its durable wireless charging solutions are superior in efficiency and eliminate the costly wear and tear that wired systems experience – making it an imperative solution as industrial facilities continue to scale up and increase in complexity.
In addition to its wireless charging technologies, Delta also boasts its DC-DC converters, motor drives and more charging solutions, including modular high-efficiency charging stations for forklift applications and onboard chargers designed to charge a battery within an industrial electric vehicle.