On many sport courts worldwide hard courts are replaced by artificial turf pitches. Also an artificial turf needs cultivation. Due to the TurfRob of the Melos GmbH, sophisticated cultivation belongs to the past.
Together with the solutions of the KonPro Gmbh, intelligent brushless drives from Dunkermotoren enable a perfect court cultivation. Altogether three drives are responsible for the perfect cleaning of the artificial turf. Hereto belongs the collection of magnetic small parts as well as the vacuum cleaning and the cleaning of leaves and small branches. The TurfRob vacuums and hackles them. The drives from Dunkermotoren are used for the adjustment of the vacuum and nozzle unit.
Furthermore, during the match the infill gets compressed. To ensure constant match conditions, the artificial turf needs to be slacken regularly. With the TurfRob this is made without more ado. Visualize a match of e. g. a soccer game. The penalty area gets hard burdened through the soccer shoes. Duels, corners and goal box scenes – the maximum density of soccer players is there. Imagine how extreme the mechanical load is which comes down to the fiber of the artificial turf – then it’s inevitable to cultivate them to ensure the durability of the artificial turf. Dunkermotoren’s BLDC motors enable the adjustments of the brushes in the front and of the curry comb unit in the back.
Two more drives are used for the driving operation. To keep the control about the TurfRob anytime the artificial turf robot is controlled by an app. It enables the simple programming and selecting of programs according to the type and cultivation intensity. Afterwards the app connects automatically with the TurfRob and starts its program. With an efficiency of up to 90% and the possibility of regenerative operation BLDC motors make a demand-based distribution of energy possible and so long battery life. Via the communication interfaces of the integrated drives, application-oriented condition information for analysis can be transmitted to superior control systems. Smart motors for smart greenkeeping – the perfect court cultivation due to intelligent technologies.
Not only for intelligent court cultivation through the artificial turf robot TurfRob are the BLDC motors from Dunkermotoren pioneers. Also in smart factories, the motors from Dunkermotoren which are part of the artificial turf AGV are used and perform drive tasks autonomously. Integrated intelligence and sensors inside the motors are the basis for data analysis, energy and condition monitoring and predictive maintenance.