Patents Assigned to Sew-Eurodrive GmbH & Co. KG
  • Publication number: 20240239602
    Abstract: In a method for operating a storage system that includes a plurality of rack aisles, each of which includes a storage rack and a vehicle that is movable along the storage rack in a longitudinal direction, each vehicle including a lifting device, each lifting device including a receiving device for receiving a load, the receiving device being movable in a vertical direction, the electrical energy that is generated during operation by one of the vehicles in one of the rack aisles is supplied to another rack aisle. A storage system includes a plurality of rack aisles, each of which includes a storage rack and a vehicle that is movable along the storage rack in a longitudinal direction. Each of the vehicles includes a lifting device that includes a receiving device for receiving a load. The receiving device is movable in a vertical direction. The storage system is operable by the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2022
    Publication date: July 18, 2024
    Applicant: SEW-EURODRIVE GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Roland BRECHT
  • Publication number: 20240228242
    Abstract: A device for holding objects, e.g., driverless transport vehicles, includes a rack main frame and a pivot arm which can be pivoted relative to the rack main frame about a pivot axis extending in a longitudinal direction. The pivot arm has a first strut and a second strut which extend at a right angle to the pivot axis and are disposed parallel to each other at an offset in the longitudinal direction. One cutout is provided in the end region of each of the struts remote from the pivot axis for receiving respective fastening shafts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2022
    Publication date: July 11, 2024
    Applicant: SEW-EURODRIVE GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Friedrich MANZ, Jan-Patrick KÖDDERITZSCH, Joshua Gordon David FRISCH, Bastian FREITAG
  • Publication number: 20240218972
    Abstract: In a method for operating a technical installation that includes an outer zone, a danger zone, an access zone which provides for access from the outer zone to the danger zone, a light curtain for monitoring the access zone, and at least one mobile system: a protective field is generated and activated in the access zone by the light curtain before entry of the at least one mobile system into the access zone; when the at least one mobile system approaches the access zone, a mobile communication unit of the at least one mobile system transmits a request signal to a stationary communication unit of the light curtain; and after reception of the request signal by the stationary communication unit the protective field is deactivated by the light curtain. A technical apparatus is configured to carry out the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2022
    Publication date: July 4, 2024
    Applicant: SEW-EURODRIVE GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Thomas SCHÄFER, Andreas WANJEK
  • Patent number: 12015311
    Abstract: In a drive system and a method for actuating a drive system having an electric motor and an electric device, which has an electronic circuit feeding the electric motor, the electric device includes a module, the electric device, e.g., the electronic circuit, being able to be connected to a processor, e.g., an actuation PC, for a data exchange, e.g., for actuating the drive system. The module is inserted into a depression, e.g., a recess, of the electric device, and the module including operable switches, e.g., DIP switches, and a memory for storing first parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignee: SEW-EURODRIVE GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Ralph Mayer
  • Patent number: 12009725
    Abstract: A drive includes an electric motor, a converter, and an intermediate part arranged between the electric motor and the converter. A bottom part is connected to the intermediate part in a thermally conductive manner, a top part set apart from the intermediate part is connected to the bottom part in a thermally conductive manner, and the top part has cooling fins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: SEW-EURODRIVE GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Johannes Brödner, Tobias Stark
  • Patent number: 12009728
    Abstract: A gear motor includes a gearing system, an electric motor, and an adapter. The adapter is situated between the electric motor and the gearing system, the adapter has an adapter shaft, the adapter shaft is at least partially inserted into an input shaft of the gearing system, the adapter shaft is connected to the input shaft in a torsionally fixed manner with the aid of a bellows, and a sealing ring is situated between the adapter shaft and the input shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: SEW-EURODRIVE GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Markus Wöppermann, Jens Schillinger, Stefan Hannet
  • Patent number: 12006985
    Abstract: In a part having a rotationally symmetric region and a machining surface, and a method for manufacturing the part from a blank, the machining surface is finished in a planar manner. The normal direction of the machining surface is oriented parallelly to the axis of symmetry, e.g., an axis of rotation, of the rotationally symmetric region. The part includes an annular groove that extends around in a circumferential direction, e.g., with respect to the axis of symmetry. In a circumferential angular region covered by the machining surface, the annular groove is incomplete, e.g., removed down to the groove base of the annular groove, and in a circumferential angular region not covered by the machining surface, the annular groove is complete, e.g., the machining surface bordering on the annular groove and/or leading into the annular groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: SEW-EURODRIVE GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Wolfgang Brand, Tobias Rück
  • Publication number: 20240186918
    Abstract: In a method for providing a voltage for a load, e.g., for an inductor and/or coil of an electromagnetically actuable brake, e.g., of an electric motor, and device for carrying out the method, e.g., in a manner repeated over time, the positive half-wave of an, e.g., single-phase AC voltage is provided to the load in a pulse—with modulated manner starting from a first phase angle of the AC voltage, and in an unmodulated manner, e.g., and/or uncontrolled manner and/or directly, starting from a second phase angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2022
    Publication date: June 6, 2024
    Applicant: SEW-EURODRIVE GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Torsten EPSKAMP, Frank HARTMANN, Alexander STAHL, Christian AXTMANN
  • Patent number: 11999390
    Abstract: In a rail system with a rail and mobile parts movable along the rail, e.g., rail vehicles, a profiled part is arranged on the rail and includes a cavity, which, e.g., terminates at an opening into the environment. Regions of a mobile part, e.g., regions of each mobile part, at least partially project into the cavity, and at least one transmitter and receiver are situated in the respective region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: SEW-EURODRIVE GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Michael Lindenfelser, Andreas Wanjek, Zhidong Hua, Thomas Schäfer
  • Patent number: 11988258
    Abstract: A brake assembly for an electric motor includes: a brake pad plate, a driver, and a shaft. The driver includes an inner driver part and an outer driver part, which are connected to one another by an intermediate layer, the brake pad plate having an inner tooth system, which meshes with an outer tooth system of the outer driver part so that the brake pad plate is connected to the driver in a torsionally fixed but axially displaceable manner, the inner driver part being connected to the shaft in a torsionally fixed manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: SEW-EURODRIVE GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Gerolf Fichtner-Pflaum, Florian Rieger
  • Patent number: 11991868
    Abstract: An electrical appliance that can be fastened to a support element, in particular a wall, includes a heat sink, circuit boards, and a housing. The circuit boards are fastened to the heat sink in each case and the heat sink is able to be fastened or is fastened to the support element. The housing surrounds the circuit boards and is fastened to the heat sink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: SEW-EURODRIVE GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Martin Schörner, Joachim Nikola, Hans Jürgen Kollar
  • Patent number: 11988531
    Abstract: A system includes an optical waveguide, provided as a component of a first part, and at least one sensor system, provided as a component of a second part. The second part is movable relative to the first part, and the optical waveguide radiates light laterally on the side. The sensor system detects the light intensity of the laterally emitted light emitted by the optical waveguide. A grating is provided between the sensor system and the optical waveguide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: SEW-EURODRIVE GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Zhidong Hua, Josef Schmidt, Thomas Schäfer, Andreas Wanjek
  • Publication number: 20240154492
    Abstract: An electric motor includes a stator housing arranged as a composite part and/or having a tubular part onto which a tube is fitted, the tubular part being force-locked to the tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2022
    Publication date: May 9, 2024
    Applicant: SEW-EURODRIVE GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Jochen RIESER, Johannes BRÖDNER
  • Publication number: 20240154546
    Abstract: In a method for operating a drive system having a plurality of inverters, a respective electric motor is fed from the AC-side terminal of the respective inverter, the DC-side terminals of the respective inverters are connected in parallel with one another and this parallel connection is connected to the DC-side terminal of a rectifier, each inverter has semiconductor switches driven according to a respective pulse width modulation, the inverters are arranged as bus subscribers of a data bus to which a module designed as master is also connected, and the master assigns the bus addresses to the inverters and thereafter to each inverter the polarity of its pulse width modulation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2022
    Publication date: May 9, 2024
    Applicant: SEW-EURODRIVE GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Thomas SCHUSTER, Manuel FUCHS
  • Patent number: 11976714
    Abstract: In a gear unit that includes a rotatably mounted toothed part and a method for manufacturing a gear unit that includes a toothed part, the toothed part has bearing seats and a toothing, and the toothed part, e.g., together with the toothing, is produced from sintered metal powder. The toothed part is, for example, arranged as one piece, e.g., in an integral fashion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: SEW-EURODRIVE GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Oliver Bühn, Miki Tegeltija, Michael Josef Herberger
  • Patent number: 11976718
    Abstract: A gearbox includes a housing, which has a lower housing part onto which an upper housing part is placed. The lower housing part and the upper housing part are in physical contact along a contact surface, for example, so that the contact surface between the lower and upper housing part lies in a plane and/or is planar. Cooling fins are situated on the housing, the cooling fins having a curved characteristic such that a portion of an axially directed airflow streaming along the housing, and thus in particular an airflow that is streaming parallel to the axis of rotation of the input shaft, is deflected in a transverse direction between two cooling fins disposed closest to each other in the axial direction in each case, the axial direction, for example, being parallel to the contact surface, e.g., the plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: SEW-EURODRIVE GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Christopher Blickle
  • Publication number: 20240142708
    Abstract: A communication module for a system for transferring data by light beams includes a transmitter for emitting a light beam in which data to be transferred are encoded, and a receiver for receiving a light beam. The transmitter includes a light source, and the receiver includes a light sensor. The transmitter and receiver are disposed offset from each other in a vertical direction. The transmitter emits a light beam in a longitudinal direction. The receiver has a mirror, which can be pivoted about a pivot axis extending in the vertical direction between a folded-out position and a folded-in position. The mirror is disposed such that a light beam incident from the longitudinal direction is deflected toward the light sensor by the mirror in the folded-out position. A system for transferring data by light beams includes at least one first communication module and at least one second communication module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2022
    Publication date: May 2, 2024
    Applicant: SEW-EURODRIVE GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Zhidong HUA, Thomas SCHÄFER, Andreas WANJEK, Michael ERMERT
  • Publication number: 20240146157
    Abstract: An electric motor includes an angular position sensor, a housing part, a bearing, e.g., a floating bearing, and a rotor shaft. A bearing seat is provided on the housing part, in which bearing seat the bearing, e.g., the outer ring of the bearing, is received. The inner ring of the bearing is arranged on the rotor shaft and is fixed in the axial direction on the rotor shaft. The angular position sensor includes a first printed circuit board, and a spring element supported on the housing part presses onto the first printed circuit board. At least one tongue region of a part connected to the first printed circuit board bears against the outer ring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2022
    Publication date: May 2, 2024
    Applicant: SEW-EURODRIVE GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Gerolf FICHTNER-PFLAUM, Manuel HEIL, Woldemar OTT
  • Patent number: D1032525
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2024
    Assignee: SEW-EURODRIVE GmbH & Co KG
    Inventors: Jürgen Goos, Bettina Baacke
  • Patent number: D1032526
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2024
    Assignee: SEW-EURODRIVE GmbH & Co KG
    Inventors: Jürgen Goos, Bettina Baacke