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Contactless energy supply

VAHLE presents the most compact pickup solution ever


• vPOWER U007 pickup with minimum weight and smallest installation space

• The highest possible payload for movers of packaging and production machines

• Peak performance of 70W at 24VDC output voltage at high speeds


Small but mighty: With the innovative vPOWER U007 pickup for contactless energy transfer, VAHLE has the most compact solution on the global market.

Kamen, February 4th, 2021 - Paul Vahle GmbH & Co. KG is launching its new pickup, the vPOWER U007. The inductive system impresses with its low weight of only 175 grams, which optimizes the maximum possible payload of the movers. The short dimensions make it to the most compact product on the market. The innovative solution delivers a peak performance of 70 watts at 24 volts DC. It is primarily designed for use in modern packaging and production machines and supplies the applications on the movers with energy at high speeds. Due to a flexible cable outlet that can be freely configured in terms of length, the IP67 protection class pickup can be used universally. It is also short-circuit-proof, temperature-monitored and has current and voltage limiting.

"It currently doesn't get any more compact than this. With the new vPOWER U007 Pickup, we realize contactless energy transmission in an absolutely small installation space," says Johannes Schipflinger, product manager at Paul Vahle GmbH & Co. KG. At the beginning of the new year, the Kamen-based system provider for mobile industrial applications is introducing its latest inductive pickup and launching it internationally. Schipflinger: "There are currently no comparable products on the market." 

The vPOWER U007, which is particularly lightweight at just 175 grams, enables maximum payload for the individual movers and delivers 70 watts of power with a regulated output voltage of a constant 24 volts at the DC level. "The product is designed for speeds up to 6 meters per second and 5g acceleration on the drive side. These requirements cannot be managed by a conventional conductive conductor system," explains the expert. 

The primary customers for the systems are manufacturers of linear motors and the system integrators of modern packaging and production machines. "The energy which we supply feeds the actuators and sensors on the tracked carrier systems. These can be grippers, vacuum pumps, control elements or encoders," says Schipflinger. This means that electrical energy can now be transmitted very conveniently without contact, which previously required a great deal of engineering effort. Ultimately, he says, the pickup can be used wherever energy is transferred to mobile applications and the necessary precise mechanical guidance is available: "Using the powerful U007 can increase the efficiency and flexibility of production."

Due to its small dimensions of 40 millimeters in length, 48 millimeters in height and 60 millimeters in width, as well as a flexible cable outlet, the inductive current collector can be integrated into almost any production system. "Short-circuit protection, over current and overvoltage limitation, and a thermal cut-off also make it particularly safe to use," says Schipflinger.

Click here for the data sheet of the U007