Co-creating the new factory for the IoE (Internet of Everything) society with customers
"Maintenance-free" Manufacturing Lines through WPT
In manufacturing industry, where customers seek for FA (factory automation), stoppage of production line due to frequent disconnection of wires of sensors placed around moving parts causes a large amount of opportunity loss.
For example, an automotive production line can generate economic value worth about 3 million yen (30 thousand dollars) per minute, but when the production line halt caused by broken sensors occurs, its opportunity losses can lead to several hundred million yen (million dollars).
Moreover, sensors on manufacturing equipment are so dependent on wiring that it's difficult to install sensors in hard-to-wire locations and that it inhibits flexible changes in sensor layout.
Features of Aeterlink's Technology (AirPlug®)
Aeterlink's WPT (wireless power transfer) system "AirPlug®" enables maintenance-free installation of sensors in locations where there are frequent wire disconnections around moving parts or wiring is difficult, and real-time acquisition of information through high-speed data communication.
We would like to work with you to create a new sensor network that transcends physical limitations.
Long-distance Power Supply with High Eenergy Efficiency
Our WPT technology has made it possible to supply several mW of power to a distance of more than 10 meters, while the limit of transmission distance of traditional WPT technology was just 50 centimeters. We are the first in the world to provide long-distance power supply technology on a practical level.
No Angle Dependence
The omni-directional antenna enables power feeding to "moving objects" that are moving or rotating.
It can also supply power to sensors equipped with "moving parts."
Environmentally Adaptive Antenna
We provide smaller products based on our expertise in WPT technology for medical devices such as pacemakers that are implanted in the human body.
We have several product lineups of multiple antenna shapes to meet requirements that differ depending on product.
High-speed Data Communication
Our technology has enabled frequent data communication in every 5 millisecond with low power consumption, with real-time information acquisition.
In addition, we have also developed edicated IC chips for power receivers so that they can be applied to a wide range of products.
We developed a mid-long range WPT and data transmission technology for FA robot sensors, which was selected for the NEP (NEDO Entrepreneurs Program) in 2020 and the STS (Seed-stage Technology-based Startups) in 2021.
Voice of Customer: Major Sensor Manufacturer A
Person in charge of Technology Development
Evaluation and Development Kit
Aeterlink provides "Evaluation and Development Kit" for rent (chargeable) so that each customer can evaluate the efficiency of power supply and develop its products.
(Please contact us via the inquiry form to discuss details as we have limited number of "Evaluation and Development Kits.")