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Automation Controls/Drives AGV automated guided vehicle systems Industry 4.0 MAXOLUTION MOVITRANS SEW-Eurodrive

An Industry 4.0 solution from SEW-Eurodrive offers high flexibility and outstanding practical benefits.

MAXOLUTION system solutions from SEW-Eurodrive supply all the necessary modules to create customized machinery and systems that ideally match your requirements.

They range from electromechanical drives, controllers, communication, visualization and contactless energy transfer systems to the varied service portfolio that provides you with fast and reliable support from experienced professionals.

The company’s system specialists form a core team that delivers industry-specific expertise and works closely with the sales and service staff you are already familiar with.

Welcome to Industry 4.0
One module that is part of SEW’s MAXOLUTION system solutions are automated guided vehicle systems (AGVs).

AGV’s ensure an automated in-house flow of materials, and are now used for assembly lines in many industrial sectors.

The MAXOLUTION AGVS system solutions consist of intelligent vehicles, contactless energy transfer systems and WLAN communication.

It offers high flexibility and great practical benefits, including:

  • ability to minimize downtime;
  • ability to improve efficiency;
  • 24 / 7 / 365 availability (AGV’s don’t sleep);
  • improved safety of your facility;
  • a scalable system that can reduce labor costs;
  • an established platform for full automation;
  • modular and adaptable to accommodate for future expansions.

AGVs are powered by SEW-Eurodrive’s contactless energy transfer system—MOVITRANS.

MOVITRANS operates on the principle of inductive energy transfer. Electrical energy is transferred from a fixed conductor to one or more mobile consumers without contact. Time-consuming, cumbersome drag-chain systems have become a thing of the past.

The electromagnetic connection is made via an air gap and is maintenance-free and wear-free. This contactless energy supply enables high speeds of more than 10 m/s. Line cables are routed under the floor where there are no longer any obstacles disrupting transverse traffic.

Other advantages of integrating a contactless energy transfer system are its ability to run emission-free—resulting in a healthier work environment. MOVITRANS is resistant to contamination and does not produce any noise emissions. These factors contribute to a better level of productivity, safety, and sustainable growth.

To discuss your next systems solution project, contact SEW-Eurodrive Canada technical sales Konrad Kurylo, P.Eng by telephone at 416-575-7721, via e-mail at, or visit the website at


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