The VDG GrizzlyDrive® Drum Motor is a robust belt conveyor drive engineered and manufactured inhouse with state-of-the-art production technology and automation in USA and Canada. Designed specifically to withstand mining and aggregate belt conveyors operating in harsh, abrasive, and dusty demanding environments. The motor, gear reducer, and all drive components are housed inside the drum, enclosed, and protected from the environment, increasing the lifespan, efficiency, and safety of the drive, while decreasing maintenance and operating costs.
All components of the drum motor are designed for a service life of 80,000 hours before maintenance. VDG’s new patented IronGrip™ lagging increases, improves belt tracking, and extends the lifespan of the conveyor system. The GrizzlyDrive® drum motor has a lower cost of ownership, unparalleled performance, reliability, and longevity compared to traditional external conveyor drives. These drum motors are available up to 500HP, 42-inch diameter, with a wide range of speeds, and options to suit various belt conveyor applications.
Lower Cost of Ownership
The GrizzlyDrive® drum motor reduces the cost of ownership and operation by offering a more energy efficient, internally driven design that does not require regularly scheduled maintenance. The in-line motor & gear configuration delivers 96% mechanical efficiency, saving up to 30% in energy costs in comparison to an external conveyor drive.
Maintenance costs are also significantly reduced since there are no moving components outside the conveyor frame. This means no guarding, grease points, or routine maintenance interval requirements, contributing to lower operating costs and reducing output cost per ton.
The GrizzlyDrive® drum motor features high quality, precision made components, including heavy duty shafts, bearings, electric motor and gear reducer made for heavy shock load, mechanical seals, and VDG’s patented IronGrip™ lagging system. Engineered for 80,000 hours of operation before maintenance even in harsh, abrasive and demanding environments, the GrizzlyDrive® is the most reliable conveyor drive for the mining and aggregate industry.
Exceeding MSHA industry standards, the GrizzlyDrive® drum motor eliminates the external motor, gearbox, pillow block bearings, chains, and chain guards of an external conveyor drive, which are hazardous to operators and require regular maintenance and downtime. With all moving components enclosed inside the drum, there are no external parts requiring guarding, maintenance, or routine checks, reducing operator contact, and ensuring a safer and more efficient conveyor drive solution.
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