SSV Series Drum Motors are manufactured for hygienic belt conveyor applications where sanitation and food safety are paramount, in industries such as baking, dairy, meat and poultry processing, and pharmaceuticals. Constructed of 316-stainless steel, SSV Drum Motors are USDA-approved, and feature an IP69K sealing system that withstands washdown pressure up to 3,000 psi.

All drive components, including the motor, gear reducer, and bearings, are enclosed and protected inside the drum and designed for 80,000 hours of service life before maintenance, increasing efficiency and safety while decreasing maintenance and operating costs. With the motor coupled in-line to the gear reducer, the drum motor operates at 96% mechanical efficiency, reducing energy consumption and the cost of ownership.

SSV Drum Motors drive modular, wire mesh, and monolithic thermoplastic conveyor belts without using sprockets and are available with either the belt profile machined directly on the stainless steel drum or with the new removable profiled sleeve (XP). The SSV-XP Drum Motor drives a variety of modular conveyor belts by simply exchanging the sleeve to match the desired belt profile without having to change the entire drum motor.

The hygienic SSV Series Drum Motor is available in a range of diameter sizes, belt speeds, horsepower, and belt profiles for a variety of conveyor belt manufacturers to suit various belt conveyor applications.


Reduce Time and Water for Washdown Process

For modular, wire mesh, and monolithic thermoplastic conveyor belts, the SSV Drum Motor with the belt profile machined directly onto the drum drives the belt without the use of sprockets. The square shaft and sprockets used with traditional external conveyor drives have gaps and crevices where byproducts accumulate, become trapped and harbor bacteria. The Sprocketless SSV Drum Motor eliminates byproduct build-up areas, increasing hygiene, and reducing water and time used for washdown by 50%. Belt profiles are available for most belt manufacturers including Cambridge®, Gates®, Habasit®, Intralox®, Volta®, and Wirebelt®.


Increase Plant Safety and Efficiency

The SSV Drum Motor encloses all drive components including the motor, gear reducer and bearings inside the drum, eliminating the safety hazards of external motor and gearbox conveyor drives, increasing workforce safety, and enhancing space utilization. This compact design allows more conveyors to fit into less floor or overhead space. With no external components protruding outside the conveyor frame, the SSV Drum Motor provides a safer, more efficient and space optimized conveyor drive solution.

Maintenance and Energy Cost Savings

Designed for 80,000 hours of service life before maintenance, SSV Drum Motors eliminate downtime for maintenance required with traditional external conveyor drives, thereby reducing costs while increasing throughput. With the motor coupled in-line to the gear reducer and enclosed inside the drum, the SSV Drum Motor achieves 96% mechanical efficiency and saves 30% in energy, contributing to lower operating costs. Click here to learn more about the energy efficiency gains of the VDG Drum Motor compared to an external conveyor drive.


SSV Series Drum Motor Overview


Diameter (inches) HP Range Drum Motor Series Dimensions Specifications
4.0 0.11 - 0.25 TM100B25 PDF PDF
4.5 0.16 - 0.75 TM113B25 PDF PDF
5.0 0.25 - 1.5 TM127B30 PDF PDF
5.4 0.25 - 1.5 TM138B30 PDF PDF
6.5 0.75 - 3.0 TM160B40 PDF PDF
8.5 2.0 - 7.5 TM215B40 PDF PDF
8.5 2.0 - 7.5 TM215B50 PDF PDF