Drum Motor | Direct Drive Motor

The food industry is growing. Because of that growth there is a high demand for efficient, hygienic and cost effective food production. But also for sustainability. To meet these demands and to guarantee the most suitable solution for the food industry, Magnetic Innovations has developed a direct drive drum motor. The unique gearless design of our motor lowers maintenance and downtime drastically. Because of this our drum motor increases the reliability of conveyor belts. Combine the drum motor with your conveyor system and offer your customers within the food industry the solution to increase productivity while lowering (maintenance) costs.

Technology behind the Drum Motor

The direct drive drum motor is also known as an outer runner permanent magnet synchronous motor (PMSM). The motor consists of a stator with coils and a rotor with permanent magnets. It can be controlled by a three-phase sinusoidal current amplifier to guarantee smooth rotation. Continues torque and peak torque capability is already available at very low speeds, enabling very dynamic behaviour: fast acceleration and deceleration modes. Compared to geared motors, the direct drive drum motor has wide speed and torque ranges.

Increase productivity

Now more than ever, companies are looking for ways to optimize their productivity and production process. In this way they can continue to meet demand and stay ahead of the competition. Replacing the drive train of conveyor belts is an important step to increase productivity. Our direct drive drum motors can achieve high speed, high torque, accuracy and offer fast start and stop movements. Giving companies within the food industry the advantage of working faster and more accurate. Because all components are embedded inside the drum motor it requires less space and it is easier to install. All these characteristics of the drum motor will help companies to increase their overall efficiency and boost productivity.

Drum motors are suitable for hygienic environments

Installations and equipment must comply with food safety regulations. Our drum motors are ideal for use in hygienic environments such as the food industry. They do not use a gearbox nor any oil, offering a clean operation. Because of the enclosed design, the motor is protected against ingress of dust, high temperature, high pressure water and cleaning detergent. The motor meets the IP69K standards. Thanks to its design, the engine is also considerably faster to clean. All these features make the drum motors a perfect solution for use in hygienic environments. Saving time and operating costs.

Lower maintenance and energy cost

Maintenance is very important in the food industry, it helps to maintain equipment and ensure food safety. Unfortunately, it is also very time consuming. Our motors are known for being low maintenance and to have long lifetime. This is because there are very few moving parts subject to wear in our motor. On top of that, our motor reduces energy consumption in your system significantly. Our drum motors fall within the IE4 super premium efficiency class. Because of this, direct drive drum motors are very cost efficient and offer long term reduction in operational cost.

Key features drum motor

Key features of our drum motor are:

    • High torque density
    • High efficiency
    • Transmission not required
    • Clean, without usage of oil or grease
    • High reliability and lifetime
    • Quiet operation
    • Maintenance free
    • Cost efficient design

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FAQ Drum Motor

What is a drum motor?

The direct drive drum motor is also known as an outer runner permanent magnet synchronous motor (PMSM). The motor consists of a stator with coils and a rotor with permanent magnets. It can be controlled by a three-phase sinusoidal current amplifier to guarantee smooth rotation.

What is the difference between drum motors and gear motors for food conveying?

Drum motors require less space and are more cost effiecient compared to gear motors. Drum motors also have lower maintenance and a longer lifetime.

How does a direct drive drum motor lower energy costs?

The direct drive drum motors falls within the IE4 super premium efficiency class. Because of this, direct drive drum motors are very cost efficient and offer long term reduction in operational cost.

Does a direct drive drum motor use any oil or grease?

Direct drive drum motors do not use a gearbox nor any oil or lubricant. There is no risk of leakages. Offering a clean and hygienic operation.