In intralogistics applications, automated guided vehicles are the method of choice for guaranteeing a flexible and more reliable flow of goods in the age of digitalization and smart factories. The prerequisite: they must be capable of being seamlessly integrated into existing logistics processes. Drives for special requirements Automated guided vehicle requirements for drive engineering primarily depend on the weight of the goods and the required driving speed. Thanks to their modular construction, the motors can be flexibly combined with the control electronics, transmissions, encoders and brakes desired. Alongside planetary and spur gears, space-saving crown gearheads are also available. ebm-papst can flexibly configure the most suitable drive solution for a specific case. Low-backlash transmissions for intralogistics applications At the LogiMAT trade show, ebm-papst is also exhibiting DC servomotors with low-backlash planetary gears. The interplay between ground gear parts and other precision transmission components ensures that transmissions in low-backlash, precision design meet the demand for high performance and high availability. This is a key factor for applications in industrial automation and intralogistics, which have more rigorous requirements for precision and stiffness. Individually configurable drives ebm-papst will also show its new modular drive system with a 42-mm diameter (ECI-42) at LogiMAT. In the future, it will permit users to individually configure the ideal solution by combining different modules. In the basic version, the modular system consists of motors with Hall sensors (K1 motors), integrated encoders and brakes, a transmission and an industrial connector.