Inductive Power Transfer IPT®-Rail

Generally the basic function of IPT® Rail systems is the same as that of other IPT® systems. But there are some additional or specific aspects to consider.

Inductive Power Transfer "Rail" - System layout
Because vehicles are usually rail guided here and an elevated installation of the cable is possible it becomes also possible to use E-shape pickups.

In applications with traveling track segments, i.e. switches in electric monorail systems, the experience with inductive power transfer can be used to supply such track segments inductively with energy. Wearing cable chain solutions or other similar solutions become second choice. If the idea of inductive power transfer is consequently realized it becomes even possible to feed so called safety zones in front of switches or lifts so that there is only power transfer possible when the segment is in position. To realize this no extra feeds or external control is necessary.

Naturally IPT® can also replace other conventional solutions, as cable chains or conductor rails in skillet lines, skids or in transfer cars if there are certain requirements on the solution, for example if voltage arcs at rail ends shall be avoided or if the access for maintenance underneath skillet platforms is very limited.

Track Supplies for IPT®-Rail

Additional information

Track Supplies do convert mains voltages of usually 50 or 60 Hz into a higher frequent output voltage.

Usually IPT® systems are run at 15 or 20kHz. Only with this higher frequency of the output voltage and so the alternating magnetic field around the track cable an efficient non-contact power transfer becomes possible. Depending on the Regulators used on the secondary side track currents of 80 or 125 A are used.

Product data

Depending on the Track Supply design it is possible to adapt it to national mains voltages and to have different input and output signals, user interfaces, colours, etc..

Typical* Track Supplies:

Description** Nom. Power**
6 kW Track Supply Module 80 A 6 kW
6 kW Track Supply Module 125 A 6 kW
16 kW Track Supply Module 80 A 16 kW
16 kW Track Supply Module 125 A 16 kW
35 kW Track Supply Cabinet 80 A 35 kW
35 kW Track Supply Cabinet 125 A 35 kW

* for other sizes, output voltages and design please do contact Conductix-Wampfler
** for detailed product data please take the corresponding product documentation



E-Pickups and Regulators

Additional information

E-pickups are used where an elevated installation of the primary cable is no problem, i.e. at electric monorail systems or in skillet lines.

Pickup and Regulator are two separate units, to assure that small built-in envelopes, as typically given in electric monorail systems, are not a problem.

Product data

Typical* Sizes of E-Pickups and corresponding Regulators:

Descrion IPT®** Nom. Power** Output Voltage**
750 W E-Pickup / Regulator Modul 750 W 560 V DC
750 W E-Pickup / Regulator 750 W 560 V DC / 24 V DC 4 A
4 kW E-Pickup / Regulator 4,4 kW 560 V DC / 24 V DC 4 A

* for other sizes, output voltages and design please do contact Conductix-Wampfler
** for detailed product data please take the corresponding product documentation