|Sponsor||Delta-Q Technologies Corp.|
|Date||Tuesday, April 13, 2021|
|Time||9:00 AM - 9:30 AM CDT|
What’s next in automation? Autonomous equipment is already cleaning floors, stocking warehouse shelves, and steering vehicles on the road. But this is only possible with the human interaction required to charge the equipment.
Have you considered the time cost of uncharged equipment as a result of human error? Autonomous charging can eliminate this risk and ensure equipment is always fully charged for a work shift. For equipment to truly become autonomous, it must also be able to charge itself.
This presentation will explain the benefits of autonomous charging, as well as:
• How it can reduce human error
• The role of spring-loaded contacts
• On-board and off-board autonomous chargers
The presentation will also cover three main technical obstacles that autonomous charging must overcome to function properly, which are:
1. How the charger can compensate in case it gets dirty
2. The communication between the battery and charger
a. There is an inability to communicate since there are only two spring loaded contact points for charging.
3. Overcoming safety hazards of open spring-loaded contacts
• How to reduce human error with autonomous charging
• How autonomous charging works and its benefits
• Overcoming obstacles with spring-loaded contacts, including how to keep them clean, BMS communication, and safety hazards