The so-called "Connected Mobile Power Pack" offers manufacturers who want to network their electric vehicles and other battery-powered devices all the standard interfaces they need for tracking, security functions, and remote maintenance of their customers' battery systems in the IoT. The special feature is that neither the manufacturers nor the users have to use an app. If an app is nevertheless desired, this is not a problem, Bluetooth and radio communication and thus the app and mobile IoT solution in the device can be easily integrated.
It is possible to integrate the new functions into battery packs of all performance classes. It is also possible to retrofit mobile devices with communication interfaces by replacing them with "Connected Mobile Power Packs". Thilo Hack, Head of Industrial Solutions at Ansmann, explains: "Whether it's an automated guided vehicle(AGV), forklift with electric drive, handheld devices, or another mobile workstation; for the logistics industry, the integration of rechargeable batteries into the Internet of Mobile Things results in a large number of interesting applicationsin terms of new functions, safety, and service quality.
In addition to the "Connected Mobile Power Packs", Ansmann will be presenting other performance classes of its IPC universal chargers, which are popular in the logistics sector, at Logimat. They can be used for rechargeable lithium-ion, lead, and NiMH packs. Their intelligent charging technology automatically adjusts the charging current and voltage. Lithium-ion packs with different cell counts can also be charged with the same device. Wide range input and variable connector sets ensure flexibility. It is possible to freely configure the control software for special packs or other individual applications. The series supports all common communication protocols such as EnergyBus, CAN, I2C, SMD, USART, LIN, and HDQ and is therefore universally applicable on various bus systems. If required, IP-protected housings are also available.