Your flexible modular system for AGVs

b-drives® eWheel - Wheel Drive for Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs)

With the eWheel from b-drives, your transport systems bring even large payloads safely to their destination in the tightest of spaces.

The eWheel is the most compact system on the market for this purpose and can be easily adapted to your design ideas thanks to its flexible modular system. But that’s not all: Despite its small size, the eWheel impresses with a very high power density and high efficiency.

This results in high vehicle availability. The b-drives mounting concept ensures optimum wheel changes. By loosening just three bolts, the wheel can be changed in just a few seconds. Behind the transmission-wheel unit, a modern BLDC motor with a redundant encoder system ensures safe drive.

The overload capability makes a positive impact during vehicle acceleration and overcoming inclines.

Best of all, our innovative wheel drive is the cost benchmark for AGV drive systems.

b-drives® eWheel Wheel Drive for Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs)

wheel drive system for AGV & AMR

Control electronics

Dual-axis controller

Dielectric strength up to 60V
Peak current up to 60A
Bus interface

(other solutions with ProfiNET/EtherCAT possible)

Functional safety
STO according to PL e / up to SIL3

drive AMR


sizes S/M/LXL

Redundant encoder system
High-resolution incremental encoder
Hall sensors


Planetary gear
Gear reduction
i = 11 / i = 20 / i = 30


Parking brake with
emergency stop function

Selection between braking torque: 1 Nm/ 2 Nm / 3 Nm

Complete system

Lowest construction length

High overload

High power density

Low tare weight

High level of efficiency

500 kg pay load per eWheel

wheels of a wheel drive system for agv


three different wheel diameters
Standard wheel covering: Vulkollan® 92° Shore A
Application-specific wheel materials possible
Construction lengthmm109199219238
Maximum speedm/s0,7-3,01,0-3,7
Maximum torqueNm29-9021-5435-9035-100
Nominal voltageV24/4848
Motor protection classIP00IP54
Wheel protection classIP69
Wheel diametermm140/160/200
Parking brake with
emergency stop function (motor)
Redundant feedback with
Hall sensors and
incremental encoder
Payload per wheelkg500kg
Wheel materialVulkollan® 92° Shore A
Functional safety
Safety encoder attachmentx
Application-specific wheel surface
Attachment to the vehiclefrom the vehicle exterior/interior or above the drive using a
mounting bracket

Product brochure - Wheel drive for automated guided vehicles (AGVs) b-drives® eWheel

Here you can download our current product brochure for our wheel drive system fpr AGvs.

In it you will find detailed information on our flexible modular system, both general and technical information on the individual variants.

If you do not see your requirements illustrated, please do not hesitate to contact us!

Antriebslösung für FTS/AGV
SIL3, ple pld, performancelevel Funktionale Sicherheit
drive agv / amr
wheel drive system for AGVs
wheels of a wheel drive system for agv
Antriebsmontage in FTS

Additional options

Wheel covering

Our standard wheel covering is Vulkollan® 92° Shore A, but other wheel coverings of Vulkollan® 70° Shore A or other crowns are also conceivable and possible. Vulkollan® is a polyurethane traded by Covestro AG. Other materials and Shore hardnesses proven in intralogistics are also possible.

Please contact us and we will check your requirements for the wheel covering.

Sprechen Sie uns gerne an und wir prüfen Ihre Anforderungen an den Radbelag.

wheels of a wheel drive system for agv

Mounting flange

We offer with our eWheel the possibility that you can mount it either from the outside or from the inside of the vehicle itself. This type of mounting is always given and is part of our standard program.

Only you have to choose in advance whether you want to mount the eWheel from the outside or from the inside. On this basis, we then select the appropriate mounting flange in production.

In addition, we can also offer you a standardized mounting bracket for our eWheel on request, in order to conveniently mount our eWheel under your vehicle chassis. This way you can easily screw the AGV above our eWheel.

Montage Antrieb in FTS

Drive controller

Our dual-axis controller has STO (Safe Torque Off) according to PL e and can therefore be a component of your functional safety concept for your AGV. This is voltage resistant up to 60V at a peak current of 60A. In standard with CANopen interface. You therefore require a dual-axis controller for two eWheel per axis.

For more information, please contact us!

Functional safety

In normal operation, the eWheel’s BLDC motor brakes generatively, feeding energy back into the battery or to other consumers. For safety-oriented emergency braking, the eWheel has a mechanical holding brake with emergency stop function.

The transmission amplifies the braking torque accordingly so that the vehicle comes to a safe stop even in unfavorable operating situations. We can adapt the nominal braking torque to your application. For functional safety on the electronic side, the eWheel offers the following options:

Solution with STO

Redundant encoder systemfor SLS and SDI

Solution with SLS and SDI through safe encoder

Solution with SLS and SDI with Siemens MicroDrive-PDC