EMS system

System solution for electrified monorail systems

Overhead conveyor systems such as electrified monorail systems are a tried-and-tested means of covering long distances in the production process. The vehicles can be driven individually on their mounting rails and controlled with pinpoint accuracy. If one fails, it can be easily removed from the system without affecting the other vehicles.

Since rail systems and hangers can be individually designed, EMS are particularly flexible and are therefore also used in numerous industries. Regardless of the specific area of application, all systems have one thing in common: to ensure reliable operation and maximum availability, they depend on a high-performance energy and data supply system.

VAHLE has developed a process-safe overall solution especially for these requirements. The U10 insulated conductor rail, which can be adapted to almost any track layout, serves as the basis. By combining it with the SMGM (Slotted Microwave Guide Mini) data communication system, the APOS Optic positioning system and the VCS1 drive control, you receive all components from a single source.

Your Vision - Our Solution


  • All components from a single source
  • Specially tailored for EMS systems
  • No additional superstructures on the EMS profile
  • Simple and fast assembly
  • High level of safety in accordance with required protection guidelines
  • Flexible adaptation possible during installation


Conductor system U10
Rated current 100 A
Conductor cross-section 25 mm2
Rated voltage AC 690 V
Number of poles any
Conductor material copper and stainless steel
Protection class IP21
Max. travel speed 400 m/min
Phase distance 14 mm
Max. suspension distance 0,6 m
Data communication system SMGM
Transmission speed 100 MBit/s
Max. travel speed 180 m/min
Transmission medium VAHLE slotted waveguide
Protocols PROFINET / PROFIsafe
System variants Lite, Standard, Advanced
Positioning system APOS Optic
Code tape DataMatrix code tape
Guide Non-contact system
Measurement type Absolute
Max. travel speed 180 m/min
Protocols RS485, SSI, PROFINET / PROFIsafe




  • Plant project planning and consulting
  • Installation and commissioning
  • Maintenance, repair and inspections
  • Modernization of existing plants (retrofit)
  • Multi-level training possibilities