Charging Contacts (BLS/BLK, SLS)

VAHLE charging contacts are the original industry standard solution for opportunity charging. Economical and highly flexible, they were initially developed for charging of AGV (Automated Guided Vehicle) batteries. These contacts are available in a wide range of standard options as well as fully customized shapes, sizes and colors. Our SLS line of contacts are a new offering from VAHLE, designed and developed as a compact solution for opportunity charging of mini-shuttles and AS/RS machines among other applications.

System Operation 

Standard contact plates typically consist of a floor mounted base plate wired to a consumer’s battery charging system with a collector mounted to an AGV or other moving vehicle.  These base plates are mounted at designated stops along the vehicle’s path, which allows charging without interruption of processes. VAHLE’s SLS contacts take this design a step further: Our contacts, available in continuous lengths up to 4 meters, allows for charging while the vehicle remains in motion along it’s preset path. View catalog for standard models and configurations or contact VAHLE directly for custom applications. 

System Advantages

Complete customization of models available 

Reliability in difficult conditions

Wide range of economical standard models for any application

Simple installation and low maintenance

System Types

BLS/BLK Charging Contacts

BLS/BLK Charging Contacts

Exclusive and leading VAHLE design offers an immense range of models, highly flexible to any design and power requirements. Models range from 20A to 600A as required. Robust and reliable design ideal for repeated use such as battery charging and contact switches. Complete customization available including size, shape and color.

SLS Charging Contacts

SLS Charging Contacts

Designed for the demands of high speed storage and retrieval systems, this compact and efficient system is available in lengths up to 4 meters. Especially suited for quick opportunity charging of batteries typically found in min-shuttle applications. Length can be expanded or reduced as required per application.

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