A New Generation of Drum Motors


The Interroll Group has launched a new generation of drum motors. The innovative motor platform, which will be predominantly used for modern conveyor belt systems in distribution centres in the production areas, or in the food industry, has a completely modular design and encompasses both synchronous and asynchronous drive solutions.

The modular platform strategy from this new generation of drives, will first be used in all motor types with a diameter of 80mm and will then be rolled out across the entire product range. This new platform makes it easy to combine all of the components and guarantees short and reliable delivery times.

Furthermore, all of the options such as encoders, brakes and return stops, are now available for all of the new platform’s motor variants. This makes it significantly easier for system integrators and equipment manufacturers to plan and implement efficient material handling solutions.

In addition, all of the drum motors in the new design comply with IP69K, the highest degree of hygiene protection; thus they are significantly quicker and easier to clean, especially when compared with gear motors.

Increased flexibility

In contrast to its predecessors, the new generation of drives is distinguished by a series of design benefits. Stronger shafts and ball bearings guarantee a long service life, for example, and a robust planetary gear makes it possible to efficiently transfer high torques to the relevant conveyor belts while making very little operating noise.

Thanks to an expanded number of gear stages, a larger speed range can be covered. Therefore, it becomes particularly easy for system integrators and equipment manufacturers to implement a conveyor solution in accordance with their individual throughput specifications.

Reduce downtime

The new platform’s modular design reduces production and delivery times. Furthermore, the new generation of drum motors stands out as a plug-and-play solution thanks to the advantages offered during installation and maintenance work.

In fact,compared with earlier generations, the power supply can be established using a simple plug-in connection. This significantly reduces downtime for maintenance and repair work, resulting in considerable cost advantages for the user.

These drum motors also offer users an extraordinarily high level of energy efficiency. When compared with alternative drive systems, these motors demonstrate a significantly reduced loss of power which leads to a drastic reduction in operating costs for the user.

Interroll (Schweiz) AG, Email: za.sales@interroll.com