Conductix-Wampfler offers Energy & Data Transmission Systems for the Metallurgy market

Global economic expansion has greatly increased the demand for iron, steel, aluminum, and copper. Scrap handling facilities, steel plants, rolling mills, aluminum smelters, and electrowinning operations require rugged material handling machines that place high demands on energy and data transmission systems. Reliability is of paramount importance, as any unscheduled downtime will cause waste and lost productivity. Electric systems must withstand high heat, sparks, metal splatter and conductive dust.  Aluminum pot line cranes need  conductor systems that can handle high currents during the stationary operating cycle. In steel mills, mission-critical charging and ladle handling  cranes must operate where furnaces and molten steel ambient heat often exceeds 70°C. To survive,  cables need special heat shielding and  conductor rails often require high-heat insulation. Bar, billet and coil handling  cranes operate at high speeds and must position and turn loads accurately. Lastly, the environment around electrowinning and plating lines will corrode ordinary electrification components.

Conductix-Wampfler products are used in metals facilities all over the world. We understand metallurgical processes from raw material supply, to metal making, to final finishing. With our global sales and service network, we are always close to your business for local service and support. If you need on-site installation assistance or a complete turnkey-job, there is no more experienced partner than Conductix-Wampfler.

Our products for metal plants include:

Conductor Rails – provide runway power for Charging Cranes, Ladle, and Tundish Cranes, slab/billet cranes, and coil/bar/plate handling cranesInsulated bars are used up to 1500 amp;  Welded Cap Rail for 2500 to 6000 amps. They power  cranes in corrosive sintering, plating, and electrowinning operations, with optional Dura-Coat protection and supply continuous current draw for aluminum pot line  cranes that operate while stationary.

Cable Festoon Systems – reliable  cable handling for bridge power to all  process and handling cranes with straight or curved runs. Our optionally pre-assembled systems minimize installation time.

Motor-Driven Reels – are low maintenance and manage  cables and hoses for transfer cars, dependably.

Spring-Driven Reels – provide power for  scrap crane magnets and other uses.

Energy Guiding Chains – manage  cables and hoses for various types of moving equipment.

Slip Ring Assemblies – with rugged enclosures, transfer power and control signal to rotating ladle turrets on continuous casters or provide rotating control/power for pot line cranes.

Hot Metal Process Crane in a Metal Powder PlantConductor Rail System SinglePowerLine, Program 0813 and ProfiDAT Data Transmission System on a Process CraneConductor Rail System SinglePowerLine, Program 0813 and ProfiDAT Data Transmission System,

Hot Metal Process Crane in a Metal Powder Plant

Hot Metal Overhead Crane


Project installation date

Representative office
Conductix-Wampfler AB [SE]

BANG Kransysteme | Germany

Höganäs Sweden AB | Halmstadt | Sweden

Technical requirement[s]
Energy sypply and data transmission to one overhead crane with Conductor Rails and ProfiDAT®
[ProfiNet data transmission / Real-time data transmission to the crane PLC]

Travel length [Crane bridge]
95 m

Travel speed [Crane bridge]
60 m/min

Crane loading capacity
75 t / 25 t / 6,3 t

• ProfiDAT®, Program 0514
• Aluminum Conductor Rail, Program 0813 SingleFlexLine with standard PVC insulation up to +55 °C
• Aluminum Conductor Rail, Program 0813 SingleFlexLine with PPE insulation for ambient temperatures up to +85 °C

Current Collector
• ProfiDAT® current collector with protective earth carbon brush and data transmission antenna

Additonal product information
• ProfiDAT® for grounding and data transmission
• PPE insulated conductor rail segments are installed in the areas with the highest ambient temperature. Additional steel plates shield the conductor rails and ProfiDAT® profile from the radiation heat

Relevant Products

Single PowerLine 0813