Drum Motor | Direct Drive Motor

The food industry is growing. With that growth comes 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 with an unique gearless design. Because of this design our drum motor technology increases conveyor reliability and lowers maintenance and downtime. In other words: our motor offers companies the possibility to boost productivity while cutting cost at the same time.

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

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.

Drum motors are suitable for hygienic environments

Installations and equipment must comply with food safety regulations. Our drum motor does 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. It is also considerable faster to clean. The direct drive drum motors offer a perfect solution for usage 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 but 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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