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Interroll presents the most powerful synchronous drum motor

10 July 2017

Interroll claims to have launched the world's most powerful synchronous drum motor for belt conveyor systems, with a proven output of up to 1.1 kilowatts, a particularly high torque up to 100 Nm  and extremely high belt tension. This makes it especially suitable for a high throughput of material to be conveyed.

"Our drum motors help system integrators and plant manufacturers around the world implement high-performance, energy-efficient and compact conveyor solutions," said Dr. Hauke Tiedemann, MD at Interroll Trommelmotoren in Baal, Germany.

The new motor allows for belt speeds of up to 3.34 meters per second and is said to effortlessly tackle steep acceleration and braking ramps. 

The drive is manufactured entirely from stainless steel, meeting the highest hygiene standards demanded by the food and pharmaceutical industries. The construction and design of the fully enclosed drive comply with the directives of the European Hygienic Engineering & Design Group (EHEDG). In order to comply with the strictest of requirements, the drive uses only materials that are certified in accordance with the specifications of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the EU directive EC 1935/2004. When compared to drive solutions using traditional gear motors, the cleaning and disinfection times can be reduced by up to 30 per cent.

These motors display a loss of performance of just nine per cent. A planetary gear that is manufactured from hardened steel, transfers 92 to 95 per cent of the available power, directly to the relevant conveyor system and therefore is said to drastically reduce the energy requirement when compared to alternative drive systems.