The new brushless DC wheel hub motors i-Wheel 3213 by Ketterer for use in Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV).

An optimal drive solution for every transport task

The new brushless DC wheel hub motors i-Wheel 3213 by Ketterer for use in Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV).

The Ketterer i-Wheel 3213 wheel hub drives have been specially developed for use in Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV). They are designed as direct drives that are completely integrated in the hub and therefore need neither an additional gearbox nor an extra wheel.

An extremely flat design combined with a high power density allows an application with very tight installation spaces. The compact all-in-one solution not only impresses due to its benefits in terms of space requirements but also thanks to the fact it is maintenance-free and has a service life many times longer than systems equipped with a gearbox.

The i-Wheel 3213 series consists of three high-performance wheel hub drives, which can reach torques up to 34 Nm and speeds up to 27 km/h. In terms of its efficiency and individual scalability, the family of drives offers an optimal modular solution for electric transportation vehicles.

We would be pleased to develop a solution for you that is specially tailored to your drive task! Motor layout, flange geometry, the type of brake and the encoder can be implemented in line with your requirements.


There is a lot of technology in the Ketterer brushless DC wheel hub motors.

  • Neither a gearbox nor an extra wheel is needed 
  • Ultra-compact for tight installation spaces 
  • High power density in the smallest installation space 
  • Much longer service life compared to conventional drive technology with a gear stage
  • No gear – no wear 
  • Easy to replace the wheel coating 
  • Very good running properties with minimal noise level

Safety first with the Ketterer brushless DC wheel hub motors.

  • Safety architecture of the rotational control system using diverse redundancy, or two-channel design 
  • In combination with a suitable controller, a safety level of PL-d in accordance with EN ISO 13849-1 can be achieved 
  • Safe production processes, as there are no risks of contamination from gear oils and greases (no gearbox)

Our brushless DC wheel hub motors are extremely flexible.

Flexibility and customer orientation are our strengths: The choice is yours - we implement it! 

  • Flexible voltage range from 24 V to 48 V 
  • Encoder: BiSS, SSI, TTL incremental in different resolutions 
  • Brake: Permanent magnetic brake or spring-operated brake with low energy consumption 
  • Can be combined with various controllers 
  • Adaptations for mechanical integration and system connection 

Torque and achievable speeds at 48 V DC

Torque and achievable speeds at 48 V DC

Ultra-compact design of the brushless DC wheel hub motors

Ultra-compact design of the brushless wheel hub motors

The ultra-compact of the BLDC wheel hub motors design enables a simple arrangement of two drives on one rotary disk. This means that maneuvering the vehicle with a zero turning radius is no longer a challenge.

Information sheet for the wheel hub motors i-Wheel series 3213

The brushless DC wheel hub motor i-Wheel 3213 series in detail

BLDC wheel hub motor i-Wheel 3213.00-1XXX

BLDC wheel hub motor i-Wheel 3213.00-1XXX

BLDC wheel hub motor i-Wheel 3213.00-2XXX

BLDC wheel hub motor i-Wheel 3213.00-2XXX

BLDC wheel hub motor i-Wheel 3213.00-3XXX

BLDC wheel hub motor i-Wheel 3213.00-3XXX

Ketterer wheel hub motors

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