December 14, 2020

partner sparkConnected gapcharge wireless power charging systemsSpark Connected and gapcharge today announced a partnership to develop wireless charging systems aimed at several Industry 4.0 applications, including autonomous mobile robots, logistic fleet management, electric mobility and automatic guided vehicles.

The 100-watt Ogre solution is part of Spark Connected’s portfolio of high-power industrial wireless charging solutions, which includes the recently announced 300-watt Yeti solution. The turnkey B2B system aims to ensure a safe and simple user charging experience for gapcharge’s electro mobile logistics, light vehicle, and scooter performance systems.

“Spark Connected, together with gapcharge, is spearheading and building the autonomous future of power,” said Ruwanga Dassanayake, COO at Spark Connected. “Automated factories along with smart fleet management and e-mobility can now easily adopt Spark Connected’s safe, efficient, and proven industrial-grade wireless power solutions.”

The two companies provided highlights of the system, including:

  • 100W charging without exotic thermal management, with 95% efficiency
  • Inclusion of a receiver and transmitter
  • Built-in safety features, ensuring a safe and simple user charging experience
  • Support of future products and standards via software upgrade
  • The ability to hermetically seal products and still allow for charging and power delivery
  • An Infineon XMC wireless power microcontroller

 

“Industrial applications will transition to wireless power in the coming years, and we are excited and looking forward to the partnership,” said Gregor Schmid, CEO of gapcharge. “Spark Connected has great domain expertise and technology in wireless power, which we want to transfer and be a pioneer in the field of logistics. Spark Connected and gapcharge have the same goal: a wireless future.”

To learn more, head to the Spark Connected and gapcharge websites.