The VDG IntelliDrive™ is an internally powered conveyor belt drive with new permanent magnet (PM) motor technology. All components including the motor, gear reducer, and gears are enclosed inside the drum, delivering 40% increased electrical efficiency, a wider range of belt speeds without loss of torque or belt-pull, and a significant increase in electric motor lifespan compared to a traditional external conveyor belt drive.
The rotor is self-induced by the permanent magnets on the rotor body, resulting to 70% higher electric motor torque compared to a traditional external drive. The IntelliDrive™ Drum Motor requires a variable frequency device (VFD) to operate, either a remotely mounted VFD or the VDG i-Controller, which integrates the VFD inside the drum motor's electrical junction box for quick and easy setup. The IntelliDrive™ enables onsite diagnostics, full motor indexing speed control and communications with other automated plant equipment, with considerable savings from reduced energy and maintenance costs.
The i-Controller features a variable frequency drive integrated inside the motor junction box, provides conveyor drive data feedback and easily controls belt speed either remotely or directly at the drum motor. All VDG i-Controllers are matched to the performance of the electric motor.
The i-Controller is EtherNet and MODBUS ready, and enables communication with other plant equipment. It can provide conveyor drive data feedback and control belt speed either remotely or directly at the drum motor. Available in two standard models: i-C1 and i-C5.