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Beyond Wireless: CaPow’s Power-in-Motion – A Whole New Ball Game for AMRs and AGVs

Empowering Automation in Industry 4.0

If you’re an automation manager or an enthusiast seeking to enhance warehouse operations, you’re likely familiar with the challenges of traditional power delivery systems for Automated Mobile Robots (AMRs) and Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs). In this article I will lay out the reasons you should be looking for a Power In Motion solution rather than a wireless charging solution. 

Genesis by CaPow: Is Wireless Charging Old News?

You’ve probably heard about Genesis, or at least you’re familiar with CaPow’s Power-In-Motion promise. But what does it really mean? Is it a “nice to have” yet another wireless charging solution, or is it a MUST HAVE? In recent episodes of The New Warehouse Podcast and The Automation Podcast, Noam Geffen, CaPow’s CBO, and Mor Peretz, CaPow’s Founder and CEO, were interviewed about the uniqueness of the Genesis capacitive power system. Founded 5 years ago, CaPow’s focus on capacitive power addresses the inherent inefficiencies of current automation solutions. Their technology is engineered to power everything from AMRs to AGVs, marking a paradigm shift in power delivery for moving robots. While it looks like CaPow offers wireless charging solutions, this couldn’t be farther from the truth. It’s inherently different from traditional wireless charging methods, and the outcome is completely different.

CaPow vs. Traditional Solutions: Redefining Power Delivery

Traditional automation systems often struggle with challenges such as high initial costs, support issues, safety concerns, and reduced throughput, primarily due to energy constraints. CaPow’s vision revolves around delivering a solution that operates 100% of the time, extends the lifecycle of automation solutions, reduces ownership costs, and eliminates dependency on traditional power solutions. The outcome: 100% efficiency.

Wireless Power Delivery VS CaPow’s Game-Changing Approach

At the heart of CaPow’s innovation lies its In-Motion-Power delivery ecosystem. Unlike traditional wireless methods that necessitate robots to stop for charging, CaPow’s solution enables continuous power delivery while in motion and while in route. This perpetual power delivery ensures uninterrupted workflow and maximizes fleet uptime. While other solutions in the market struggle to promise higher efficiency and less downtime, CaPow makes a real shift in the rules of the game: No Downtime whatsoever. What sets CaPow apart from other wireless solutions, on top of its high-speed power delivery, is its use of capacitive power instead of inductive power. This distinction renders CaPow’s system insensitive to metals, eliminating potential interference issues common with other solutions. Additionally, CaPow’s Genesis system supports misalignment of the robot on the floor antenna up to 50% of its size, a feature not supported by other solutions. These unique attributes prove CaPow’s commitment to delivering hyper-reliability and efficiency unheard of in warehouse automation. 

CaPow’s Holistic Approach to Operations

CaPow’s solution offers a combination of benefits beyond operational efficiency. By reducing downtime and mitigating technical faults related to batteries, CaPow revolutionizes warehouse automation. Moreover, its sustainability aspect, by minimizing reliance on lithium-ion batteries, contributes to a greener and eco-friendlier warehouse environment.

Modular Architecture: Flexibility and Adaptability

CaPow’s system architecture supports modularity and adaptability. It accommodates various power inputs and output requirements, ensuring seamless integration with different robot types and facility layouts. The proprietary algorithms optimize power delivery routes, maximizing the effectiveness of the system.

Business Flexibility: Reduced CAPEX and OPEX 

From a business standpoint, CaPow offers flexible business models, ranging from Capex to energy-as-a-service. By implementing CaPow’s Genesis capacitive power system, companies can significantly reduce both capital expenditures (CAPEX) and operating expenses (OPEX). Unlike traditional automation solutions that require extensive investments in infrastructure, such as charging stations and battery replacements, CaPow’s innovative approach eliminates the need for costly infrastructure upgrades and reduces ongoing maintenance expenses. Whether you’re planning a new facility or seeking to retrofit existing systems, CaPow’s expertise and tailored solutions address diverse needs. By utilizing the power of in-motion energy delivery, Genesis reduces the total cost of ownership by an average of 32% while slashing operational losses related to automation by more than 50%. This breakthrough technology introduces a new era where minimal downtime is no longer the best-case scenario—it’s eliminated.

Conclusion: CaPow’s Vision for the Future

In conclusion, CaPow’s Genesis capacitive power system represents a leap forward in warehouse automation. By providing perpetual power delivery, CaPow empowers businesses to achieve maximum efficiency and sustainability in their operations. Unlike traditional solutions that often require inflated fleets to account for charging downtime, CaPow eliminates this need, allowing businesses to purchase only the robots they truly need. Whether you’re a seasoned automation professional or exploring the possibilities of warehouse automation, CaPow offers a transformative solution that redefines the future of AMRs and AGVs.

Upcoming Podcast: Stay Tuned for More Insights from CaPow

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