Contactless power transmission up to 240W

January 12, 2016 // By Julien Happich
Burnt, bent or dirty contacts can often be the cause of time consuming and costly production failures. This is all the more true of applications that require frequent plugging cycles. Certain models of industrial robots performing frequent tool changes are prone to suffering such system errors like this; the level of wear on moving parts can be especially high.

FreeCon Contactless allows power to be transmitted via an 'air gap' by means of an inductive resonance coupling. This is a solution that's completely wear-free and particularly efficient. By doubling the power density, the line can obtain a far higher degree of efficiency compared with comparable solutions that are available on the market.

Unlike conventional plug-in connections, which only provide IP 20 protection when unplugged and are therefore unprotected, FreeCon Contactless offers IP 65 - permanently. FreeCon Contactless also enables reliable and contactless transmission of up to 240 W of power with compact dimensions and maximum efficiency. The transmission can even be controlled via PLC. It is therefore possible to switch 10 A directly via the PLC without the need for further contactors.

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