APOS Magnetic (Touchless)

Automated conveyor systems are gaining ground in in-plant material flow. The automatic systems are cost-efficient, offer optimized space utilization and enable high speeds. In order to steer them to their place of use without gaps and with millimeter precision, exact positioning is required.

In contrast to its sister product, the APOS Magnetic Touchless ensures a contactless process. While it is also based on a magnetic code tape, the reading head is guided along the code tape by a guide carriage in a fully contactless, wear-free manner. The system can be combined with the VAHLE MKH or KBH conductor systems, or it can be used separately as an empty housing.

The system also requires no referencing for absolute position determination. This allows the current position to be available immediately after switching on or after a voltage loss. The magnetic method is resistant to moisture, dust and changing light conditions, and works absolutely reliably in any position.

As a leading supplier of magnetic positioning systems, VAHLE has many years of market experience.

Like its sister product, the APOS Magnetic Touchless is compatible with other components for energy supply (vPOWER), data transmission (vCOM) and control (vDRIVE) and is available as a system solution.

Your Vision - Our Solution


  • Absolute position value
  • Robust magnetic method
  • Non-contact scanning of the code tape
  • Compact dimensions
  • Universal interface allows easy integration
  • Compatible with VAHLE KBH and MKH conductor systems
  • Easy integration and commissioning (Plug and Play)
  • Resolution accuracy of 1 mm


Technical data - Electrical
Operating voltage 24 VDC
Current consumption 200 mA
Code tape Magnetic code tape
Guide Non-contact system
Measurement type Absolute
Protection class IP54
Technical data - Mechanical
Max. travel speed 180 m/min
Max. suspension distance depending on conductor rail system
Technical data - System
Protocols RS485, SSI
Max. system length 262 m
Operating conditions
Operating temperature -20°C to +65°C
Application Indoor systems




  • 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
  • Fault diagnosis