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.

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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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Safe application control VCS-SMG-SAFE

Today, applications in intralogistics and automotive production are subject to a high degree of automation. The increasingly complex requirements for plant flexibility present logistics planners and system integrators with ever greater challenges.

In contemporary machine and plant design, the use of functional safety is playing an increasingly important role. However, safe shutdown not only serves to protect the operating personnel but also to prevent disruptions in the production process.

The safe and TÜV-certified application controller VCS-SMG-SAFE, coordinated with the drive controller VCSX, enables the simple implementation of safety functions through pre-designed technology applications. The safety module already contains a fail-safe configuration matched to the respective application ex works. The safe control and monitoring of the drive technology is completely solved via the VCS-SMG-SAFE.

Encoder-supported safety functions such as safely reduced speed (SLS) or safe position (SPOS) can be easily implemented for electric monorail applications, for example.

Individual system parameters can be easily adapted to the respective on-site installation. There is no need for complex programming in the plant PLC. Data exchange is reduced solely to the transmission of process and diagnostic data.

In addition to a safe input for manual/automatic changeover, the VCS-SMG-SAFE supports one HTL and one SSI encoder interface. The communication to the plant PLC as well as to the drive control VCSX is done via the proven and fail-safe PROFIsafe communication protocol. Data transmission between the stationary and mobile sides is based on the SMGM slotted waveguide system, which is absolutely immune to interference.

Combined with the modules for drive control (vDRIVE), energy supply (vPOWER), positioning (vPOS) and data transmission (vCOM), the safe application control VCS-SMG-SAFE is part of the VAHLE system solution.

Your Vision. Our Solution.

  • TÜV certified product
  • Configuration via function block
  • Tailor-made to VCSX control system
  • Prepared technology applications integrated
  • Easy device replacement due to integrated memory card
  • Transparent communication based on established SMGM technology
Technical data - Electrical
Supply voltage 24 VDC ±10 % SELV / PELV
Power consumption < 13 W
Current consumption without encoder < 600 mA
Technical data - Mechanical
Dimensions 203 x 128 x 128 mm
Protection class IP54
Housing Aluminum
Technical data - System
Data transmission stationary/mobile SMG interface (HF)
Transmission medium stationary/mobile VAHLE slotted waveguide SMGM
Supported fieldbus protocols PROFINET / PROFIsafe, CCB VAHLE System CAN bus
Supported safety functions STO, SLS, SPOS
Safety Integrity Level according to IEC 61508 max. SIL 3
Performance Level according to EN ISO 13849-1 max PL e / Cat. 4
Encoder interfaces - safe encoders PROFIsafe
Encoder interfaces - non-safe encoders 1x HTL / 1x SSI
Safe inputs (2-channel) 1x
Clock outputs 2x
Operating conditions
Operating temperature 0°C to +50°C
Application Indoor systems
  • Safety-related validation VCS-SMG-SAFE
  • Plant project planning and consulting
  • Installation and commissioning
  • Maintenance, repair and inspection
  • Modernization of existing plants (retrofit)
  • Direct repair service by VAHLE
  • Multi-level training possibilities
  • EFZ planning
  • Fault diagnosis

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