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1.1kW synchronous drum motor is ‘the most powerful’

24 May, 2017

Interroll, the Swiss specialist in products for internal logistics, claims to have developed the world’s most powerful synchronous drum motor for belt conveyor systems. The new motor has an output of up to 1.1kW, delivers up to 100Nm of torque, and can achieve belt speeds of up to 3.34m/s.

The motor, which can handle steep acceleration and braking ramps, is said to be especially suitable for applications requiring high throughputs of materials. Interroll adds that the drive offers a “unique level of energy efficiency” with losses of just 9%. A planetary gear made of hardened steel transfers 92–95% of the available power directly to the conveyor system, and energy use is said to be “drastically” lower than alternative drive systems.

The stainless-steel drive meets the highest hygiene standards for food and pharmaceutical applications. Cleaning and disinfection are claimed to be up to 30% quicker than when using traditional gear-motors. The construction and design of the fully-enclosed drive comply with the directives of the European Hygienic Engineering & Design Group (EHEDG). The motor's materials 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.

The motors operate at low temperatures and have small outer diameters, allowing users to convey a wide range of products on a single system.

Interroll claims that its new 1.1kW synchronous drum motor is the most powerful available

According to Dr Hauke Tiedemann, managing director of Interroll Trommelmotoren in Germany, the new motors add higher performance classes to the company’s portfolio. “With this new product, Interroll customers can flexibly and efficiently implement new application scenarios in the internal flow of materials,” he says.

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