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Control system VCS1

Today, hardly any production line in the automotive industry can do without automated conveyor systems. Electric monorail systems are proven and established transport systems for material flow in production, manufacturing and assembly and are therefore predestined for use in intralogistics and automotive.

In order for the conveyor systems to perform their tasks with positional accuracy, a reliable control system is required. The VAHLE VCS1 control system covers all requirements for use in connecting conveyor technology. For data transmission between the stationary and mobile sides, various communication types are available, such as half-wave communication, rail bus, as well as the VAHLE SMGM slotted waveguide system for Ethernet-based fieldbuses as PROFINET.

Available up to a power class of 1.5 kW and a variety of different interfaces, the control system can be used in almost any application. In addition, numerous functions for positioning and distance control are available.

By means of the available function libraries, the controls can be easily integrated into the plant PLC for easy-to-implement process and diagnostic data communication.

The drive parameters are set using VAHLE configuration software, which was developed in-house and is easy to use. All drive parameters and the respective vehicle number are stored on a data plug that is easily accessible from the outside. In the event of servicing, this enables the unit to be replaced quickly without the otherwise necessary parameterization of the control system.

Status and operating information can be easily displayed on the integrated two-line OLED display. For setup operation as well as simple diagnostic tasks, the control features a specially developed infrared remote control.

Additional components such as curve block controls for maintaining the safety distance when traveling through a curve or separation block controls for travel zone separation or for avoiding voltage carry-over at separation points of conductor-fed conveyors are also available.

Combined with the modules for energy supply (vPOWER), positioning (vPOS) and data transmission (vCOM), the VCS1 control system is also available as a system solution.

Your Vision. Our Solution.

  • Data transmission via half-wave communication, busbar or slotted waveguide
  • Data connector for fast device replacement
  • Various power classes from 0.75 to 1.5 kilowatts
  • Predefined I/O interfaces for sensors on the vehicle
  • Seamless integration into VAHLE systems
  • Integrated OLED display for plain text status indication
  • Infrared remote control for manual control
  • Extensive EMS configurator software
  VCS1 - Half-wave communication VCS1 - Rail bus VCS1 - SMGM
Technical data - Electrical
Operating voltage 400-480 VAC 400-480 VAC 400-480 VAC
Auxiliary voltage 24 VDC 24 VDC 24 VDC
Transmission speed - 125 kBit/s 48 MBit/s
Technical data - Mechanical
Protection class IP54 IP54 IP54
Dimensions 280 x 230 x 110 mm 280 x 230 x 110 mm 280 x 230 x 110 mm
Housing Die-cast aluminium Die-cast aluminium Die-cast aluminium
Technical data - System
Power classes 0,75/1,10/1,5 kW* 0,75/1,10/1,5 kW* 0,75/1,10/1,5 kW*
Operating conditions
Operating temperature 0°C to +40°C 0°C to +40°C 0°C to +40°C
Application Indoor systems Indoor systems Indoor systems

*other on request

  • Plant project planning and consulting
  • Installation planning
  • Installation and commissioning
  • Maintenance, repair and inspections
  • Modernization of existing plants (retrofit)
  • Direct repair service by VAHLE
  • Multi-level training possibilities
  • EFZ planning
  • Fault diagnosis

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