From Land to Sea to Air, DAIHEN is Proving Wireless Charging

By Eric Cohen, Marketing Manager

The world has never witnessed change as explosive as it did in the 100 years between 1919 and 2019. From 1.8 billion people in 1919 to 7.7 billion in 2019, global growth has been extraordinary. During this time, DAIHEN’s focus on technology and innovation has fueled transformation in transportation, manufacturing, and every business they have today.

It’s this type of focus that led DAIHEN, a Japanese electrical infrastructure company that is one of WiTricity’s licensees, to ship the world’s first magnetic resonance wireless charging system for industrial applications under a WiTricity license – revolutionizing the modern factory. It’s also this focus that’s brought DAIHEN’s wireless charging systems from the factory to our roads, to the air and to the sea.

“It was clear that there was a pent-up demand for this technology and companies
were excited to bring it into their factories and workstreams.”
—Yoshinori Tsuruda, General Manager, DAIHEN

Our recently published case study details how DAIHEN has gone beyond using wireless power transfer for Autonomous Guided Vehicles (AGV) in factories and warehouses to transfer vehicles that help make the elderly and other nondrivers more mobile. They’re also using it for shuttling visitors from their present location to a desired destination that they input into a dedicated app.

Not content to sit on its laurels, DAIHEN and its customers are at the forefront of discovering creative and groundbreaking uses for WiTricity’s wireless charging technology, including wirelessly charging the e5 Tanker – the first fully electric oil tanker – and drones to assist in a variety of applications. From tiny drones to full electric oil tankers, and everything in between, the flexibility of wireless technology is being proven over a wide range of power levels—from a few hundred watts to hundreds of kilowatts. And, as evidenced by the work DAIHEN is doing with EVs, it’s easy to imagine how WiTricity is making EV charging easier than refueling.

Read the case study and discover all the applications where wireless charging is helping build a new future.