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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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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Slotted Microwave Guide Xtreme (SMGX)

In ports, on open industrial sites or in amusement parks, technical applications are exposed to various weather influences. To ensure reliable and safe operation of crane systems or amusement rides, power and data transmission systems have to withstand all the rigors of the weather.

With the SMGX (Slotted Microwave Guide Xtreme) data communication system, VAHLE has adapted the proven SMGM system for outdoor use.

It is based on the functional principle of the SMGM system, but has particularly robust mechanical components and also ensures significantly higher tolerances. The shielded slotted microwave guide enables high transmission rates and avoids unwanted interference signals from or to the outside. The system can also be used in indoor installations and its optional heating system ensures outdoor wall applications under extreme conditions.

Like its sister product, the SMGX system can be combined with the proven VAHLE conductor system without extensive configuration.

By combining it with the modules for energy supply (vPOWER), positioning (vPOS) and drive control (vDRIVE), it is available as a system solution. The comprehensive SMG service tool can also be used here, allowing users to analyze the system and adapt it if necessary.

Your Vision. Our Solution.

  • Secure and reliable data communication
  • High transmission rates
  • Simple installation and commissioning (plug and play)
  • Coexistence with existing free radio systems
  • Indoor and outdoor use
  • Optionally expandable with heating system
  • Compatible with PROFINET and PROFIsafe
Technical data - Electrical
Operating voltage 24 VDC
Current consumption 500 mA
Transmission speed 100 MBit/s
Protection class IP54
Technical data - Mechanical
Max. travel speed 300 m/min
Max. suspension distance 2 m
Technical data - System
Transmission medium VAHLE slotted waveguide
Protocols PROFINET / PROFIsafe*
System variants Lite, Standard, Advanced
Max. system length 500 m
Operating conditions
Operating temperature 0°C to +50°C (electronics) -20°C to +70°C (mechanics)*
Application Indoor and outdoor installations

*More on request

Catalog SMGM | SMGX

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  • Plant project planning and consulting
  • Installation planning
  • Installation and commissioning
  • Maintenance, repair and inspections
  • Modernization of existing plants (retrofit)
  • Direct repair service by VAHLE
  • RF segment planning
    Creation of an individual segment plan and determination of the feed points
  • Multi-level training options
  • EFZ planning
    Support for individual planning of mobile vehicles
  • Project support
    Planning, control and coordination of internal and external resources
  • Rail signal measurement
    Recording of the RF level curve (level strength) along the SMGX rail
  • Start-up support
    Joint commissioning of the system
  • Start-up/shift support
    Support of the customer in finding and solving problems

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