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There are a number of different drive design configurations that can be used today to drive conveyors. Most commonly used drive in the conveyor industry is the externally mounted motor with a 90 degree shaft mounted gear reducer. However, the latest internally powered drum motor design is gaining popularity. The Van der Graaf energy efficiency study, compares the efficiency gains and losses, of two conveyor drive design configurations: the shaft-mounted motor/gearbox and the drum motor.
The energy consumption comparison study revealed that there are significant energy losses associated with the conventional external mounted motor/gearbox design compared to the all enclosed, internally powered drum motor. The 96% mechanical efficiency of the drum motor has no required maintenance, lower cost of ownership and a longer operational life. No exposed components results in operator safety and streamlines the conveyor design.
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