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Process and control today | Gefeg-Neckar AGV drive systems now available from Mclennan

Gefeg-Neckar Antriebssysteme GmbH is an expert in drive systems for transport machinery and material handling equipment applications in mobility, medicine, logistics and many other industrial sectors. The German designer and manufacturer, represented in the UK by motion specialist Mclennan, includes a capability of custom designed drive systems specifically for integration on Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs). Supplied as complete wheel assemblies fitted with Vulkollan™ with mechanical interface adapters, these modular systems include brushless DC gearmotors, feedback encoders, optional dynamic or holding brakes – and are supplied with integrated motor controls or for use with external motor controls and optional Safe Torque Off (STO).

Widely used in production and warehousing environments for the transport, loading and retrieval of pallets, crates, boxes and components etc., all types of AGVs can be fitted with Gefeg-Neckar drives up to at a maximum power of 1.5 kW. Powerful brushless DC motors provide maximum efficiency for battery-operated AGVs as well as long life with low maintenance. With a load capacity per wheel of up to 1000 kg, three contour drive models are available for customization with a nominal wheel diameter between 160 and 230 mm. These are variously equipped with 24 or 48 VDC geared motors with maximum output torque of around 16, 27 and 88 Nm and maximum speeds of 244, 182 and 78 rpm respectively. This equates to nominal AGV trolley speeds of 2.0, 1.5 and 0.9 m/sec respectively. Modular design models can be flexibly adapted to match application specifics with alternative gear technologies (planetary, worm and spur), tuned motor characteristics and custom components to meet performance required. For medical or high hygiene environments, stainless steel motor, gearbox and hardware versions are available.

Gefeg-Neckar designs and manufactures many other specialty drive transmission systems including wheelchair mobility, wind turbine rotor adjustment, solar panel actuators, rehabilitation equipment, home automation, machinery for wood and metal working, packaging and more.

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