Rod Turner

The importance of choosing the right battery technology 

Batteries and the battery types used, are a critical component in the world of automation and robotization.

Tractonomy Robotics uses Lithium ion phosphate batteries.

These batteries are one of the most commonly used batteries and that has its reasons.

They play a crucial role in the electrification of robots due to their exceptional safety features, long cycle life, and sustainability. The batteries offer a higher level of thermal stability, reducing the risk of overheating and ensuring safety in robotic applications.

With a longer cycle life compared to other lithium-ion chemistries, these batteries are well-suited for the frequent charge-discharge cycles of robots.

Their sustainability is underscored by the absence of elements like cobalt and low toxicity, making them an environmentally friendly choice for energy storage.

That is not the only reason why Tractonomy Robotics relies on lithium iron phosphate batteries, they also provide a balanced compromise between energy density and safety, meeting the performance demands of our applications.

Their fast-charging capability, the stable performance across varying temperatures, and the overall reliability make them an optimal choice for our autonomous towing robots.

At Tractonomy we value the balance between performance, efficiency and sustainability which explains the use of these batteries as a critical component of our robots.

But it doesn’t stop at the type of batteries being used, the end-to-end smart engineering by the Tractonomy team takes charging one step further. By designing how the robots get charged so extra productivity time can be gained.

The charging of the Tractonomy Autonomous Towing Robot happens through the belly of the robot, with a battery taking around 30 minutes to reach operational capacity (around 85% to 90%) from a completely discharged and around 20 minutes to reach operational capacity from 50% discharge. 

Tractonomy’s engineering skills not only impact the speed of charging but also  the robot’s overall performance, from all safety aspects to how we make sure that the robot always knows where it needs to be at when using our navigation technology.

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