Heavy Enclosed Conductor Systems
These systems feature a heavy-duty enclosure for open conductors or high voltage systems. We also offer a trench cover plate system with a lifting arm so any of our conductor systems can be installed in a covered trench below floor level. Typical applications for heavy enclosed conductors include STS (Ship to Shore), cranes, gantry cranes, transfer cars in foundries and coil transfer cars. Any of Vahle's conductor systems can be used in a heavy enclosed system. The system features cover plates and lifting bogies for trench systems and heavy-duty enclosures for above ground systems.
First developed in 1925, VAHLE heavy enclosed conductor systems are the proven solution for safe power supply for large material handling equipment such as dockside cranes, loading bridges and container handling systems. They are specifically designed for environments where overhead or bare conductors can present hazards or situations where space is at a premium.
Underground Conductor System
For heavy-duty underground conductor systems, a concrete trench is installed underground with steel cover plates flush on the ground, with the top of the duct accessible via a series of hinged plates that can be independent or interconnected to form a continuous steel ribbon. The conductor rail is installed in the ducting and is connected to the crane via an articulating towing arm that lifts the steel plates whilst riding along the system. The cover plates can be designed to accept heavy traffic including wheel loads.
Any VAHLE conductor rail systems can be installed within the ducting. The overall system can accommodate multiple cranes based on the electrical capacity of the underlying conductor rails.
Above-Ground Heavy Conductor System
VAHLE's surface-mounted ducting system is used in areas where below-ground trenches are not an option. The conductor bars are arranged laterally or upright-mounted at the bottom of the duct. The current collector is built to allow for up to 150 mm of misalignment between the crane rail and conductor.
Two basic options of above-ground conductor system are available:
VAHLE's FK system is an above-ground heavy-duty steel enclosed conductor system designed for electrification of heavy OHT (overhead hoist transport) cranes, container handling facilities and other installations with movable machinery. The FK system is ideal for confined applications because the collector trolley does not require an extra runway.
Application: Heavy OHT cranes or gantry cranes with high dust ratio and outdoor systems.
Guard Rail System
The VAHLE CP-Crashproof Conductor Line system is a combination of a guide rail and a safety electrification system. Manufactured with steel of a maximum thickness of 12 mm, the U-shaped housing is built to be rain, snow and dust-proof and accidental contact with the enclosed conductors is impossible.
Our heavy enclosed conductor systems are the industry solution for heavy equipment electrification needs.