Compact conductor system VCL

The requirements in intralogistics are increasing. Especially in e-commerce, where small quantities often go hand-in-hand with high item variance, the challenges are great. To increase the throughput of automated warehouses, many manufacturers rely on scalable systems and dynamic high-speed applications.

The VAHLE Compact Line (VCL) is a true all-round talent. Thanks to its modular design, the multipolar energy supply system is suitable for almost all track-guided vehicles used in bearings. Thanks to high clearance and creepage distances, the VCL ensures reliable power and signal transmission even in heavily contaminated environments.

In shuttle applications of all kinds, the VCL is used as a two- or three-pole variant. Its ultra-compact design allows it to be concealed in the drive profile. The very long service life of the current collectors and collector brushes keeps maintenance and follow-up costs low.

For automated sorting and retreival systems (AS/RS) in small parts warehouses and stacker cranes in pallet warehouses, the VCL offers a four- to six-pole solution. By combining it with the VAHLE Multi Carrier (VMT), the system scores with large suspension distances as well as reliable mechanical protection of the conductor rail. In addition, optical positioning systems can be easily integrated.

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VMT - Optimized support structure for the VCL

The VAHLE Multi Carrier (VMT) is the optimum support structure when it comes to the fast and cost-effective assembly and modification of our conductor systems. In addition to accommodating the various conductor systems, positioning systems can of course also be integrated.

  • Suspension distance up to 3.5 m possible
  • Quick and easy assembly due to plug-in and clamping technology
  • Universal suspension for all common upright profiles
  • Mechanical protection of the conductor system
  • Integration of optical positioning systems

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  • Modular system for universal solutions
  • Simple, safe and fast installation (plug & play) due to clips technology
  • Concealed implementation in drive profiles due to ultra-compact dimensions
  • Wide power range from 40 to 100 amps and 12 to 500 volts
  • Low maintenance due to long carbon brush service life
  • Price-sensitive variant with steel conductor available for small power requirements





Technical data - Electrical
Rated current 40/100 A 40/100 A
Conductor cross section 25 mm² 25 mm²
Rated voltage without protective conductor 48 V 48 V
Nominal voltage with protective conductor Max. 500 V Max. 500 V
Number of poles 2 3
Conductor material Copper or steel copper or steel
Protection class IP2X IP2X
Technical data - Mechanical
Max. travel speed 400 m/min 400 m/min
Phase distance 15 mm 15 mm
Max. suspension distance 0,8 m 0,8 m
Technical data - System
Max. system length without expansion section 150 m 150 m
Standard conductor line length 4 m 4 m
Operating conditions
Operating temperature -30°C to +55°C -30°C to +55°C
Flammability (insulating housing) flame retardant, self-extinguishing, UL 94 V0 flame retardant, self-extinguishing, UL 94 V0
Application Indoor systems Indoor systems




  • Plant project planning and consulting
  • Installation planning
  • Installation and commissioning
  • Maintenance, repair and inspections
  • Modernization of existing plants (retrofit)
  • Multi-level training options
  • Project planning in the Customer Hub