Autonomous Ground Vehicles & Autonomous Mobile Robot Subsystems

In the realm of logistics and warehouse automation, Electromate plays a pivotal role with its AGV and AMR solutions. These technologies are key in reducing non-value-added expenses, especially in material transportation, marking a shift towards more efficient, cost-effective, and responsive operations.

As the market evolves, the demands for speed, positioning accuracy, and service life of AGVs and AMRs increase. Electromate meets these challenges by offering sleek yet robust designs that handle high loads efficiently without compromising on space. Our focus is on selecting the ideal motor technology, bearings, brakes, and encoders, and integrating advanced gearheads to enhance performance while remaining cost-effective.

Innovative Powered Wheel Hub Designs

A critical aspect of AGV and AMR functionality is the powered wheel hubs, available in discrete (off-wheel) and integrated (in-wheel) configurations. Electromate specializes in both, allowing for customization based on operational needs and incorporating cutting-edge frameless motor technology for seamless designs. We ensure that all factors like load capacities, wheel type, environmental conditions, and shock impact are considered for optimal solutions.

Safety and Compliance

Safety is paramount in AGV design. Electromate adheres to rigorous Safety Category 3 standards (EN ISO 13849-1), integrating Safe Torque Off (STO) functionality in AGVs to ensure motors transition to a no-torque state for safe emergency stops and to prevent unforeseen startups.

Custom Solutions and Expertise

At Electromate, we offer custom solutions to maximize wheelhub efficiency. Our team, equipped with extensive experience, provides a range of solutions from basic planetary gearhead and housed motor configurations to bespoke frameless motor designs, catering to various needs without escalating costs​.

AGV & AMR Component Providers


AMC has been manufacturing servo drives for over 25 years. They can be found all over the world in the highest performance applications, the harshest environments as well as working reliably in day to day operations.

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Electrocraft offers a new wheel drive featuring a high torque-density brushless DC motor with an integrated single-stage planetary gearbox and wheel

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Harmonic Drive LLC designs and manufactures precision servo actuators, gearheads and gear component sets. They work with  customers and companies to provide standard and custom-engineered solutions. 

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Kollmorgen is a long-trusted partner, designing and manufacturing classic servo motors, direct drive servo motors, stepper motors, drives & amplifiers, gearheads, actuators, or CNC & multi-axis motion controllers.

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Maxon motor combines electric motors, gears, feedback devices and DC motor controls into high-precision, intelligent drive systems that can be custom-made to fit the specific needs of customer applications. 

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AGV & AMR Whitepapers

Motion Controllers for Autonomous Vehicles

Robotic, unmanned vehicles and the associated technology, although advanced, remain limited by their need for a controlling, human source. The US Department of Defense sponsors the DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) Grand Challenge – one that encourages the development of autonomous ground-based vehicles. The purpose of this challenge is to ultimately find vehicles that can be used in place of manned vehicles for dangerous missions. The team whose vehicle can travel the fastest in less than 10 hours across 175 miles of treacherous roads and trails will win a $2 million prize.

Mechanical Drive Solutions by GAM for Warehouse Automation

Automated guided vehicles (AGVs) and autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), along with automated storage and retrieval
systems, are indispensable in automating warehouses and other intralogistic movements of goods and materials. The
many types of mobile robots require many types of wheel drives. GAM has the experience and product range for all types of wheel drives. With their engineering and manufacturing flexibility, GAM can get you for the right product for your application — from our standard GML and OPG gearboxes to custom solutions for specific applications.

AGV & AMR Products

MPW 52 Wheel Drive

Features a high torque-density brushless DC motor with a heavy duty integrated planetary gearbox mounted inside the hub of a lightweight aluminum wheel with custom tread. Designed for mobile robot applications, the MPW combines optimum performance with high-efficiency, quiet operation and long life.

MPW 86  Wheel Drive

ElectroCraft’s MobilePower™ Leap Award winning MPW wheel drive is a compact, high-torque density electric wheel drive. The new MPW86 offers a best in class 500lb per wheel load with speeds of up to 4.3 meters/second. The MPW86 offers powerful starting torque of 35 Nm and 20 Nm continuous.

maxon Wheel Drive

Compact and highly efficient. The new maxon wheel drive system for AGV and AMR.

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AGV Kits by Nidec

AGV Kits

Motor, gearbox, wheels, and matching drive. Everything you need to get started on your AGV project.

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LD AGV Motor by Nidec

LD AGV Motor

High torque, customizable power, and versatile feedback options for streamlined AGV applications. Contact us for details.

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iHD60S Integrated Servo Motor by Nidec

iHD60S Integrated Servo Motor

Compact, efficient, and flexible. Ideal for seamless integration with high performance and safety compliance. Contact us today.

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