Open Conductor Bar Systems

While working in a steel mill in 1912, Paul Vahle began designing more effective and safer methods of mobile power transfer. At the time, the common method was traveling wires which did not provide a secure contact, generated a lot of sparks and broke easily and often. The result of his efforts was the original open conductor bar, which is still used today. The standard version is a copper bar mounted onto a T-Shaped steel beam. The copper bar transfers the electrical current safely while the T-bar provides a robust and reliable mount.

SYSTEM TYPES

ProfileTypeRail ProfileConductorMax Amp @ 60%Selection GuideDownloads
 


L20



A20

Steel



Aluminum


Copper



Copper

 580



580
  • Indoor / Outdoor
  • Mild Power
  • No Environmental Concerns

MI_01a_en_Copperhead_conductor_systems

Open_Conductor_Bar

 


F35



A35

Steel



Aluminum


Copper



Copper

 940



1035
  • Indoor / Outdoor
  • Medium Power
  • Mild Environmental Concerns

MI_01a_en_Copperhead_conductor_systems

Open_Conductor_Bar

 


F45



A45

Steel



Aluminum


Copper



Copper

 940



1870
  • Indoor / Outdoor
  • High Power
  • Corrosive Environment

MI_01a_en_Copperhead_conductor_systems

Open_Conductor_Bar

 


C20-60

Copper

Copper

 3050
  • Indoor / Outdoor
  • Extreme Power
  • High heat and/or Intense Environmental Conditions

MI_01a_en_Copperhead_conductor_systems

Open_Conductor_Bar

PRODUCT ADVANTAGES

Robust design suitable for any environment

Low maintenance equals cost savings

Curve sections available for custom applications

Ideal solution for high voltage/amperage requirements