AGV Drive Systems

wheel-drive-intro-imageCompact, Modular Wheel Drives

Nidec Drive Technology Corporation has earned a solid reputation within the robotics sector as the leader in high volume, high precision, gearbox and motor technologies. Our deep partnerships and long history within the industry have given us extensive expertise at developing wheel-drive transmission assemblies for AGV’s and mobile service robotics.

Utilizing our strong expertise in mobile robotic applications, Nidec DTC has developed a modular OEM drive wheel package offering. We leverage the large variety of high-volume BLDC motors manufactured by the NIDEC Group that offer low-rotor inertia, fast dynamic response, and high torque in order to deliver the most compact wheel drive solutions for each customer’s application.

Design Features

  • Extremely compact, in-hub planetary design
  • Bearing and internal structure are ideal for applications with a maximum radial load capability up to 799 kg (1762 lb)*Drive wheel only
  • Standard design utilizes a 200 W or 400 W BLDC NIDEC motor with either 9:1, 21:1 or 28:1 reduction ratios
  • Available options such as encoders, thermistor temperature output or a brake can be added to the motor
  • Ancillary items for mounting the wheel drive, housing the control, or cable management are available


SU Series Drive Configurations

  ejm_s ejm_s ejh_s
Frame Size 090 120 160
Reduction Ratios 9:1 21:1 28:1
Output Torque 36 Nm 42 Nm 56 Nm
Motor Wattage 200 W, 400 W 200W, 400W 200W, 400W
Wheel Diameter 152mm 150mm 200mm