What is a Drum Motor?

A Drum Motor is a internal driven motor were the body rotates around 2 stationary shafts. The rotating drum becomes the driving surface that drives the conveyor belt. Electric power leads pass through the stationary hollow shaft to the stator inside the motor. The entire internal mechanism, including the stator, gearbox and bearings are housed internally in the drum and are completely sealed and protected from dust and water (IP65, 66 or 67.) The oil inside the Drum Motor provides continuous lubrication for the bearings and gears, and removes heat to help cool the motor windings.

Drum Motor Vs. Conventional Gearbox Systems:

Unlike conventional driving systems the Drum Motor has no chains or V-belts to drive a conveyor belt. This means no cleaning, align or lubricate the sprockets, no pillowblock bearings to grease, and doesn't require chain guards. The drum motor is a simple and powerful one-piece motorized pulley replacing all external components needed for a conventional gearbox set-up. Just an in-place oil change after 30,000 hours is all that's ever needed. No disassembly required. The result: almost no maintenance or downtime. That means lower costs and higher productivity.

Much more compact safer cleaner operation

The Drum Motor is actually part of the conveyor framework. That means you can fit more conveyor into less floor or overhead space. Also all moving parts are enclosed in the steel or stainless pulley shell which eliminates hazardous moving parts and pinch points. In addition this makes the Drum Motor cleaner because there is no grease or oil from chains, bearings or couplings.

Drum Motors . . . a cost effective alternative to conventional drive conveyor systems

Energy savings of up to 30% translates into reduced operating costs per drive, per year. When you add in the reduced maintenance costs per drive, per year it easy to see how the Drum Motor can quickly pay for themselves in a very short time frame and leave more money in your operating budget.

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