Standard Series Drum Motor

The Standard Series Drum Motor is designed for belt conveyors for a variety of material handling and processing applications, including packaging, warehousing, postal, parcel, automotive, and baggage handling.

All drive components are enclosed and protected inside the drive roller and are designed for 80,000 hours of continuous operation before maintenance, reducing operating costs while increasing throughput. With no external components, VDG Drum Motors eliminate the safety risks associated with traditional external motor and gearbox conveyor drives. The low-profile drum motor reduces the overall footprint of the conveyor, allowing more conveyor lines to fit on the same floor or overhead space.

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The electric motor is in-line with the gear reducer and operates at 96% mechanical efficiency, reducing energy consumption and costs. Gears are manufactured in-house by VDG using state-of-the-art gear cutting and shaping equipment, honed and ground to DIN6 industry standards for low decibel noise levels that exceed OSHA requirements. Standard Series Drum Motors are available in a range of diameter sizes, belt speeds, horsepower, and with lagging options to suit various belt conveyor applications.



Space-saving design
Low decibel noise levels
Motor indexing up to 60 start/stops per minute

All enclosed one-component conveyor drive
Premium-efficiency electric motor
Maintenance-free for 80,000 hrs. of continuous operation

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Standard Drum Motor Overview

Diameter (inches) HP Range Drum Motor Series Dimensions Specifications Cross Sectional & Parts
4.0 0.11 - 0.25 TM100B25 PDF PDF PDF
4.5 0.16 - 0.5 TM113B25 PDF PDF PDF
5.0 0.25 - 1.5 TM127B30 PDF PDF PDF
5.0 0.25 - 1.5 TM138B30 PDF PDF PDF
6.5 0.75 - 3.0 TM160B40 PDF PDF PDF
8.5 2.0 - 7.5 TM215B40 PDF PDF PDF
8.5 2.0 - 7.5 TM215B50 PDF PDF PDF
12.5 5.0 - 15.0 TM315B50 PDF PDF PDF
12.5 5.0 - 15.0 TM315B60 PDF PDF PDF
12.5 10.0 - 15.0 TM315A75 PDF PDF PDF

Standard Drum Motor Options

  Standard Option
Power connection Junction box Cable
Electric motor Class H
Inverter Duty
VFD Rated
GV Thermal Overload Protection
Voltage 480V
3 phase, 60Hz
220V, 240V, 600V
Backstop   CW
Electromagnetic Brake   Available for TM127 and higher
Lagging   VDG patented IronGrip™ Lagging (TM160 and higher), Black Rubber, USDA/FDA Blue or White Nitrile Rubber: Plain, Diamond, or Chevron

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