Gear motors are common units on belt conveyors. The trend is for these units to manage heat better, be lower in weight, and smaller in size. One example is the eDrive™ Technically Advanced Power Transmission Line. This gear motor reduces heat by 25%; reduces weight by 30%; and has a footprint that’s 15% smaller than conventional gear motors.
The technology behind this gear motor starts inside its die-cast aluminum housings. Within are a four bearing 90-degree gear-head, low inertia rotors, and fan-cooled motors for a unit that runs cooler, smoother and virtually eliminates leakage. The gear heads and motors are equipped with both NEMA and IEC Flanges; motors range from 1/4 to 2 horsepower.
When it comes to options, eDrive offers all the features of conventional conveyor drives, while delivering energy savings, safer installations, space savings and improved worker safety.
Filed Under: Material handling • converting, Conveyors, Motion control • motor controls, Motors (gearmotors)