Conductors and power supply lines

Overview

Conductors and power supply lines

Our power supply lines and conductors are extremely rugged systems for supplying power and control signals to mobile equipment. They feature high transmission reliability and ease of installation and maintenance. And they are equally suitable for applications on cranes and other rail-mounted equipment. In harsh outdoor operating conditions and in dusty working environments.

Depending on requirements, our power supply lines and conductors can be supplied in various designs with different numbers of poles.

See all the performance details and benefits on the product pages.

Conductors and power supply lines
DCL-Pro compact conductor line
Patented connection system, Safe and reliable power supply

Our DCL-Pro compact conductor line sets new standards for power supply arrangements for mobile equipment. It features innovative technology all along the line. The highly rugged enclosure profile has a low deadweight and its flexible configuration provides for a wide performance range.

The current collector system has been developed with absolute reliability in mind to ensure safe and reliable operation over a long service life. The patented connection arrangement with prepared modules makes installation much easier – and cuts the time required for assembly.

  • High profile section rigidity with a low deadweight
  • Long service life thanks to optimised current collector trolley design
  • Up to 200 A in continuous operation
  • Fast installation thanks to pre-assembled connection system
  • Compatible with DCL predecessor model

Reliable performance
  • Up to seven conductors to supply power and control signals
  • Up to 200 A in continuous operation
  • High profile section rigidity with a low deadweight
  • Long service life thanks to optimised current collector trolley design
  • Power infeed both at the ends or in the middle of the conductor line
High safety and reliability
  • Protected power cables integrated in the current collector trolley
  • Narrow profile slot largely eliminates accidental contact with the interior conductor rails
  • Sealing lip for effective protection against dust and moisture with IP 24 enclosure (optional)
  • Expansion compensation at each joint
  • Fire protection to UL94/VO
Convenient assembly and maintenance
  • Fast installation thanks to pre-assembled connection system
  • Fast and simple replacement of straight sections
  • System can be inspected at each joint
  • Precise attachment to C-section rails or by means of threaded pins
  • Existing installations can be easily extended, since the system is compatible with its DCL forerunner
Track routing to meet specific needs

Whether for straight or curved tracks or circuits, DCL-Pro offers the flexibility required to create track layouts that match the exact requirements of your installations. Straight profile sections as well as various curved sections with differing radii are available to meet these needs:

  • Straight track sections:  Standard lengths of 4,000 mm, can be modified during assembly, if required
  • Curved sections: for implementing L-shaped, U-shaped and S-shaped track layouts as well as for circuits:  available for angles ranging from 15° to 360°
  • Minimum radius of 800 mm
Universal power infeed

DCL-Pro is designed for ease of assembly and can be simply modified to meet local site requirements. The powerfeed can be installed anywhere along the line or at the ends of the track. The cables are also quickly connected.

  • Powerfeed end cap:  Powerfeed at the end of the track direct via the connector cap
  • Centre powerfeed section: can be installed at any point along a straight track
  • Small curve and centre powerfeed. Special power supply arrangement for curved tracks; alternative centre powerfeed for small sizes (10 and 15 mm²)
  • Entry and ramp section:  Reliable power supply arrangement for mechanically and electrically isolated track segments
Simple and reliable attachment

Whatever the design of your support superstructure might be – DCL-Pro connectors make the system much easier to install and ensure that it is securely held in place.

  • Precise alignment of the profile sections thanks to sliding suspensions with retaining bolts
  • Two variants are available to attach the system to a superstructure:
  • C-rail for fine adjustment in two axes
  • Threaded pins for vertical alignment
Rails designed to match specific needs
Stainless steel-plated copper conductors

For contact surfaces resistant to abrasion and protected from oxidation in arduous ambient conditions or when seldom used. Available for the control conductors (poles 5, 6 and 7) and for all 10mm² conductors.

Silver-graphite contacts

The use of silver-graphite contacts in connection with stainless steel-plated copper conductors is recommended for improved contact reliability for control signal transfer, particularly with low voltages (24 – 28 V, IN = 1A).

Enclosure profile and conductors
Enclosure material PVC
Standard length [mm] 4,000
Number of conductors/poles  7
Max. suspension distance [mm] 2,000
Max. voltage [VAC1) 24 to 690
Size 10   15   25    38    56   70
Max. permissible current  at 100% CDF  [A] 2) 65, 80, 100, 130, 175, 200
Ambient temperature to DIN  [°C] -30 to +70
Type of enclosure IP 23 / IP 24 3)
Fire protection to UL94/VO spec.
Min. curve radius [mm] 800

1) DC on request
2) to 35 °C
3) with profile seal

Current collector trolley
Number of poles: power 4
Max. number of poles: control signals 3
Max. rated current at 80 % CDF [A] 40 (Bz) 4) / 20 (Gr) 5)

40 (Bz)  / 20 (SiGr) 6)

Max. connection cross-section

Power [mm2]
Control cable [mm2]

 

6
2.5

Standard cable length [mm] 2,000
Max. fusing  [A] 100
Max. travel speed [m/min] 200

4) with bronze sliding contact
5)
 with graphite sliding contact for arduous operating conditions
6)
 with bronze (power conductors) and silver-graphite contact (control-signal conductors)
for high currents and control signal transfer free of interference

DCL-Pro compact conductor line
DKK compact conductor line
Reliable power supply, Reliability all along the line

DKK compact conductor line is a space-saving solution for mobile electric equipment including cranes, trolleys, travelling electric tools and other appliances. It is suitable for a wide range of applications thanks to the high thermal and mechanical strength provided by its aluminium enclosure.
What other benefits does DKK offer?

  • High electrical safety with separate insulators
  • Split enclosure provides good access to the conductors
  • Simple installation thanks to prepared assemblies
  • Simple installation of electrical signal and pulse generators
  • Corrosion resistance
  • Safety conductor line offers protection against accidental contact

Great versatility
  • Wide range of applications thanks to high thermal and mechanical strength provided by its aluminium enclosure
  • Light, compact design
High safety and reliability
  • Safety conductor line for protection against accidental contact
  • High electrical safety with separate insulators
  • Corrosion resistance
Convenient assembly and maintenance
  • Split enclosure provides good access to the conductors
  • Simple installation thanks to prepared assemblies
Conductor line
Enclosure design Aluminium
Standard length [mm] 4,000 + 1,000 (power infeed)
Max. voltage  [VAC] 500
Conductor/pole number 4 or 5 poles
Conductor cross-section [mm2] 10 16 20 30 50 70
Permissible current at 100% CDF [A] 60 80 90 120 200 280
Ambient temperature [°C] -30 to +100 (temporarily +140)
Curved section radius  R ≥ [mm] 900
1,000
(10, 16, 20 and 30 mm2)
(50 and 70 mm2)
Max. suspension distance
Curved section
Straight
[mm]
[mm]
800
3,000
 Type of enclosure IP 23
Current collector trolley
Max. voltage   [VAC] 500
Max. permissible current at 100% CDF [A] 25 20 40
Max. connection cross-section [mm²] 2.5 10 10
Max. fusing [A] 63 125 125
Min. curve radius R [mm] 700 1,000
Max. travel speed [m/min] 200  (straight travel)
DKK compact conductor line
DEL single conductors
Safe and compact, Compact supply – with high level of safety

DEL single conductors are power-supply solutions for mobile consumers such as cranes and monorails. They offer a high level of safety and versatility for easy installation and conversion. Further strengths include:

  • light, compact design
  • space-saving power supply line
  • high electrical safety
  • reliable power supply
  • convenient maintenance
  • variety of suspension possibilities.

Great versatility
  • Variety of suspension arrangements, combined suspension fitting
  • Light, compact design
  • Universal suspension can be fitted on profile sections and C rails
  • Snap-on connection – e.g. for perforated sheet or drilled girder web
  • Single suspension for variable centre distance
  • Suspension distances up to 3 m
  • Straight end sections can be cut by hand – no need for additional preparation of joints (cut-outs, drilling, etc.)
  • Isolating sections, powerfeeds and transfer sections can be quickly fitted and changed on site
High safety and reliability
  • Safety busbar line with IP 23 protection against accidental contact for horizontal installation
  • Reliable power transmission by current collector pantographs
  • High electrical safety due to large spacing between conductors and variable centre distance for single suspension
  • Expansion joints between all conductor sections absorb differences in length caused by temperature variation
  • Corrosion resistance
Convenient assembly and maintenance
  • Simple installation thanks to prepared assemblies
  • Bolted suspension, compact dimensions
  • Easy maintenance as conductors and current collectors are easily visible
  • Rapid disassembly of conductors thanks to patented quick-release joint connection
Conductor line
Enclosure material PVC
Standard length  [mm] 6,000
Max. voltage [VAC] 690
Conductor/pole number 1 to ∞
Conductor cross-section  [mm2] 25, 50
Permissible current at 100% CDF [A] 100, 200
Ambient temperature [°C] -30 to +60
Curved section radius R ≥  [mm] 500
Max. suspension distance [mm] 1,000, 3,000 1)
Type enclosure to DIN 40050 IP2X 2)
Mounting position horizontal + vertical

1) With profile suspension
2) IP 23 for horizontal installation, IP20 for vertical installation
3) Bronze sliding contact. Graphite sliding contact: see technical data

Current collectors
Type Current collector pantograph 150/50 Bz 3)
Max. voltage [V] 690
Max. permissible current at 100% CDF [A] 40, 25
Max. connection cross-section  [mm2] 6.0
Max. fusing [A] 100
Min. curve radius R [mm] 500
Max. travel speed [m/min] 400
Mounting position horizontal + vertical
DEL single conductors

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