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Delta Unveils Innovative Line of Wireless Charging Systems for the Material Handling Industry

2017-03-31 08:51
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FREMONT, Calif., Mar. 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Group, a global leader in power and thermal management solutions, today announced the launch of its wireless battery charging systems for the material handling industry, capable of delivering industry-leading efficiency of up to 93% in contrast with the current majority of industrial chargers that commonly waste more than 50% of the power consumed from the AC line. Delta's wireless charging systems can be applied to a wide range of industrial vehicles from forklifts to Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs), covering the applications from 300W to 30kW, and can be designed for any power level depending on utility infrastructure and installation site. It can eliminate the need for expensive cables and connectors or human intervention to quickly and efficiently charge batteries. The 30kW wireless system is able to charge a 600Ahr-48V battery in 60 minutes. This newest technology, in addition to other Delta's industrial EV charging solutions, will be on display at PROMAT 2017 in Chicago from April 3 - 6 at booth #S1971.

"Wireless charging is fairly new for the material handling industries. As a leading provider of EV technologies for homes and businesses, Delta's innovative wireless charging systems bring the industrial market a more efficient charging solution. In addition to streamlining operations and saving precious time for operators, Delta's new wireless technologies make the use of power cables and connectors, which on a facility-wide basis can cost thousands of dollars to replace when damaged or worn out, obsolete," said M.S. Huang, President of Delta Americas.

Delta's wireless charging system is safe and highly reliable with no moving parts. It can be mounted to the wall or floor and is available in a range of power levels. It is comprised of a base-pad that is connected to a wall-box and a low-weight on-board unit that is integrated into the vehicle. The 1kW can charge with a 20 mm gap between the base-pad and on-board unit. The system can be programmed for any type of battery. The transmitting and receiving sections communicate via WIFI. Communications with the vehicle are via CANBus.

Overall the adoption of electric industrial vehicles is fairly new, with many companies still relying on gas and LPG powered lifts. Currently, the majority of industrial electric vehicles are charged using low-efficiency chargers that can waste more than 50 percent of the power consumed from the AC line. Delta's durable wireless charging solutions are superior in efficiency and eliminate the costly wear and tear that wired systems experience. As industrial facilities continue to scale up and increase in complexity, wireless charging solutions that can keep pace with these developments and enhance workflow will be imperative.

In addition to its wireless charging technologies, Delta will also have on display its DC-DC converters, motor drives and more charging solutions, including modular high efficiency charging stations for forklift applications and on-board chargers designed to charge a battery within an industrial electric vehicle.

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About Delta Americas

Delta Americas was established 33 years ago and has grown to over one thousand employees in recent years. Delta has offices, R&D centers, manufacturing, distribution and repair centers in multiple locations in the U.S., Mexico, and South America. In the U.S, operations are located in Fremont, Los Angeles, San Diego, Portland, Austin, Dallas, Houston, Raleigh, Boston and Detroit to better serve its diverse customer base. Outside the U.S. Delta continues to expand its Americas operations in Mexico, Argentina, Brazil and Canada.

Delta Americas serves the IT, communications, industrial automation, renewable energy, lighting, power tool, automotive electric vehicle, and other major industries. Products include power electronics, DC brushless fans, visual displays, industrial automation, networking products, electronic components, consumer products, energy efficient and renewable energy products to name a few. The company is always striving to define new ways to improve the energy efficiency of its products through advanced research and product development.

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About Delta

Delta, founded in 1971, is a global leader in power and thermal management solutions and a major player in several product segments such as industrial automation, displays, and networking. Its mission statement, "To provide innovative, clean and energy-efficient solutions for a better tomorrow," focuses on addressing key environmental issues such as global climate change. As an energy-saving solutions provider with core competencies in power electronics and innovative research and development, Delta's business domains include Power Electronics, Energy Management, and Smart Green Life. Delta has 153 sales offices, 61 R&D centers and 40 manufacturing facilities worldwide.

Throughout its history, Delta has received many global awards and recognition for its business achievements, innovative technologies and dedication to corporate social responsibility. Since 2011, Delta has been selected as a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability™ World Index (DJSI World) for 6 consecutive years. In 2016, Delta was ranked by CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project) at the Climate Change Leadership Level.

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Media Contact:
PAN Communications for Delta Americas
Sean Welch, +1-407-734-7330

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