VAHLE Crane Technology
Individual solutions for heavy loads

Cranes are used in many industries. Steel producers, recycling yards and companies from the construction industry VAHLE offers reliable systems for energy and data transmission.

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VAHLE Intralogistics automated small parts warehouse
Automated conveyor technology in the internal flow of goods

Increasing production rates, high throughput volumes and short delivery times require partially or fully automated intralogistics.

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VAHLE Automotive Electric Monorail System (EMS)
Innovative solutions for flexible production processes

Adaptable manufacturing processes are the key to the greatest possible efficiency in vehicle production. VAHLE solutions for energy and data transmission make a significant contribution to this.

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VAHLE Port Technology
Innovative solutions for the ports of tomorrow

Zero emission is the requirement for the port of the future. With the solutions for energy and data transmission from VAHLE, port operators are getting closer to this goal.

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VAHLE Amusement Rides Ferris Wheel
Intelligent solutions for the rides of the future

The amusement, leisure and adventure sectors are often at the cutting-edge of the industry. That's why many ride builders and manufactures rely on VAHLE to provide roller coaster and ride passengers with increasingly extraordinary experiences. 

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VAHLE People Mover streetcar
Automated transport systems for the mobility of the future

Streetcars, sky trains or rolling sidewalks are the future of resource-saving mobility. Many manufacturers rely on components from VAHLE for the design.

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VAHLE General Industry
Innovative solutions for special mobile applications

Stadium roofs, waste incineration plants, facade elevators: Mobile industrial applications are used in many areas. VAHLE offers various special solutions for reliable energy supply and data communication.

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VAHLE data communication
Data communication: fast, flexible and secure

Advancing digitization requires the transmission of ever greater volumes of data. Our vCOM solutions ensure reliable data communication for the control of automated conveyor systems at all times.

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VAHLE positioning
Positioning: robust, flexible and precise

Modern manufacturing requires automated conveyor systems that can be positioned with extreme precision. The prerequisites for this are created by our robust vPOS solutions, which are available with both magnetic and optical processes.

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VAHLE control
Control: mobile, scalable and efficient

Automation is shaping modern production processes more than ever. Numerous mobile conveyor units must be reliably controlled. With our versatile vDRIVE solutions, this can be achieved flexibly and with optimized performance.

Solutions for control systems
VAHLE system solution
System solutions: Everything from a single source

With our holistic system solutions, we offer a perfectly coordinated product combination of power transmission, data communication, positioning and control for a wide range of applications.

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Open conductor system

With the invention of the first copper conductor system, Paul Vahle laid the foundation for our success story, which has now spanned more than 100 years. To this day, our light metal or solid copper conductor systems are used wherever moving industrial applications need to be supplied with power in particularly harsh environments.

VAHLE open conductor systems consist of a T-shaped steel base covered with a copper profile. The resulting high mechanical strength ensures safe and reliable contact with the current collector. We also offer a light weight metal option. For high currents and especially in humid environments, we recommend the use of our proven solid copper rails.

Our versatile open conductor systems can be adapted to meet your specific track layout, including suspended and curve tracks. The conductor systems withstand even the harshest conditions such as frost or extreme heat. Since the copper components hardly show any wear, these systems are particularly durable and economical.

Despite their light weight, our open conductor systems are characterized by optimum conductivity, high load-bearing capacity and incomparable robustness. Whether in the heat of iron and steel mills, the humidity of shipyards and harbors, or the dusty environment of coking plants and cement works, our products keep things moving where other systems reach their limits.

Your Vision. Our Solution.

  • Optimal solution for high currents up to 2,360 amps
  • High flexibility due to different conductor materials
  • Robust design for particularly adverse environments
  • Durable and low-maintenance system
  • Customizable for individual requirements
  • Suitable for operating temperatures from -40°C to +200°C
Technical data - Electrical
Rated current 220-2360 A
Conductor cross section 36-1200 mm2
Rated voltage AC 1000 (6000) V
Number of poles unlimited
Conductor material steel-copper, aluminum-copper or copper
Technical data - Mechanical
Max. travel speed 250 m/min
Phase distance 150 mm
Max. Suspension distance 2,5 m
Technical data - System
Max. system length without expansion section 100 m
Standard length of conductor rail 7 m
Operating conditions
Operating temperature -40°C to +200°C
Application Indoor and outdoor installations, medium voltage installations

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  • Modernization of existing plants (retrofit)
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