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Optimum conveyor drive solutions

Optimum conveyor drive solutions

At the heart of the conveyor, Interroll Drum Motors unique concept produces cutting-edge solutions that raise the overall efficiency and reliability of customer applications in materials handling the world over.


With over 50 years experience in the food processing industry and other extremely demanding industrial applications, Interroll produces drum motors which have provided the energy efficient, hygienic drive for many belt and plastic matt top conveyors and associated material handling equipment.

There is no doubt about it, with fewer installation parts than conventional geared motor drives, the compact space saving Interroll drum motors provide a quick, cost effective and easy way of building maintenance-free, hygienic and energy-efficient belt conveyors. Independent test results showed Interroll Drum Motors used 32% less energy (unloaded) and 47% less energy (loaded) than a comparable geared motor drive.

Interroll Drum Motors also have a much higher efficiency than conventional drives, which normally transfer approximately 75% of their mechanical efficiency to the belt, compared to the Interroll drive which transfers up to 97%.

Where hygienic operating conditions are paramount, tests have identified conventional external belt drive systems as being the main source of contamination in food processing. Interroll Drum Motors eliminate this risk as the entire drive mechanism is totally enclosed in a smooth steel shell sealed to IP66/67 standards and provide the ideal solution for wet and high-pressure wash down applications. The sealed-for-life drum motor design requires absolutely no maintenance and results in lower operating costs and higher productivity.

In pioneering drive solutions for modular plastic belt conveyors Interroll utilises a range of purpose designed, food quality FDA approved profiled rubber and PU lagging, and stainless steel or polymeric sprockets. To provide maximum flexibility of speed and control, all Interroll Drum Motors can be connected with most types of frequency converters.

An important element of Interroll's Group strategy is its commitment to developing and then refining intelligent products that allow our customers to save space and energy and delivers a fast return on investment. Within the last twelve months the company has launched the following new products:
  • New Synchronous Drum Motor - the most powerful, energy-efficient generation of drum motors ever developed, with an ultra-hygienic design (IP66 and IP69K) in accordance with EHEDG. This belt drive offers excellent torque at all speeds, maximum acceleration and braking performance, and excellent start-stop potential for various applications.
  • New 24V DC Interroll RollerDrive EC310 - the most energy efficient all-purpose drive
  • New ConveyorControl - provides energy-saving drive solutions

Interroll is aware that motor failure on conveyor systems results in expensive downtime and therefore, has developed at its new Kettering fac-tory a totally dedicated service department with repair workshop and comprehensive stocks of spares in order to support our customers 24/7 throughout the UK. Interroll Drum Motors are available with a wide range of voltages, powers, speeds, high torque motors, accessories and many other options.
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