FreeCon Contactless is opening up new automation prospects

By means of inductive resonance coupling, FreeCon Contactless, with compact dimensions and maximum efficiency, enables reliable and contactless transmission of up to 240 W of power. Contact-related failures can be avoided and maintenance costs significantly reduced. For the first time, an automated process can be used to establish a connection that previously had to be plugged in manually. The process of charging driverless transport systems, for instance, can be automated. Within the multitude of advantages, it helps increase the level of automation and optimises the production process. Completely new designs and areas of application are possible.

Benefit from a maintenance-free transmission solution

High power density with maximum efficiency

High power density with maximum efficiency

For the first time ever, 240 W of power can be transmitted contactlessly via two especially small modules. Extremely low transmission losses translate into an efficiency level of up to 93 %

Intelligence for contact points in the field

Intelligence for contact points in the field

Controlled by a PLC, the secondary side can be switched on or off using the primary side. The result is therefore a switchable device suitable for integration in a higher-level control program.

Easy to retrofit

Easy to retrofit

Its plug and play capability means that FreeCon Contactless is just as easy to use as a plug-in connector and can therefore even be retrofitted for existing systems without any problems.

Product range

FreeCon Contactless

Maintenance-free and up to 24 V/240 W, with high power density and maximum efficiency

FreeCon Contactless, with compact dimensions and maximum efficiency, enables reliable and contactless transmission of up to 240 W of power. The transmission can even be controlled via PLC. It is therefore possible to switch 10 A directly via the PLC without the need for an additional contactor.

FreeCon Contactless
Advantages
  • Wear-free electrical connection switchable within a controlled process
  • High flexibility due to unlimited approach options
  • Complete protection against humidity and dirt
  • Flexible mounting options
  • Fast commissioning with PROFINET PushPull Power connection
Avoid wear of mechanical plug connections

Avoid wear of mechanical plug connections

In the industrial segment, Weidmüller’s optimised technology opens up countless opportunities for high-performance automation.

Our recipe for success is based on innovative thermal management, which enabled our developers to achieve an efficiency level of more than 90 per cent and thus to effectively reduce heat development. Under these conditions, we were able to implement the compact design we were aiming for.

Product Manager Klaus Leuchs, Weidmüller

FreeCon Contactless tool changer

FreeCon Contactless tool changer

The automotive industry makes use of applications that require frequent plugging cycles, such as industrial robots performing tool changes. The high level of wear that occurs on the mechanical plug-in connections can be avoided entirely with FreeCon Contactless.

Factory of the future

Factory of the future

With the smart floor, Bosch Rexroth presents a decisive step towards the factory of the future. Using 5G and contactless energy transmission, machine modules arrange themselves independently and are supplied directly via the double floor. With the modular product solutions FreeCon Contactless and FieldPower®, Weidmüller supports the innovation project with a continuous, contactless transmission infrastructure and electrification of the flexible floor plates.

Perfect complementation

Benefit from Weidmüller services and market experience

Time-saving data provision

Time-saving data provision

CAD 3D models in various formats and CAE data are available for download in our product catalogue.

Approvals and certificates

Approvals and certificates

To always deliver first-class products, quality control is of the utmost importance to us. Starting with ISO 9000ff. up to continuous monitoring by independent global institutes.

To product approvals

Automotive and robotics

Automotive and robotics

Digitalisation and flexibilisation of vehicle production along the value stream.

To automotive and robotics

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