Replacement Conveyor Motor / Drive Overview
As well as producing bespoke conveyor systems, we also supply custom replacement belts and parts to ensure no client sees their assembly line stay offline for an extended period of time. From replacement motors to sprockets, everything is covered if a client comes across a failing element of their conveyor system.
Sadly, it’s inevitable your clients will face some type of issue with their conveyor system at some point. Even with Fluent Conveyors’ best equipment in place, conveyors are going to suffer from wear and tear due to their demanding nature. However, being able to offer a solution at any time will be appreciated by your clients.
Are You Looking For A Easy & Seamless Way To Order A Motor or Drive?
Our Process Is Typically Very Lean & Detailed! We Prefer Not To Waste Our Customers Time!
Please Contact Us If You Want Us To Help & You Are Comfortable With The Following:
- Price Can Range For Each Motor/Drive From $1,500 - $10,000+
- Lead Time of 2 – 4 Weeks+ (Depending on shaft requirements)
- You have visited our resource center and have all the required dimensions
- Have the ability to review & sign approval drawings
- 100% pre-payment before manufacturing. These are made to order per your specifications & can't be returned
- How to maintain a conveyor belt?
The main way to maintain your conveyor belt is to keep your conveyor clean and free of debris. Always stop your conveyor immediately when there is a jam or bridging.
If you have a chain belt it is important that your chain remains lubricated and the chainway is free of debris. Proper chain lubrication can more than double the lifespan of your chain.
- How to select a motor for a conveyor?
If you are replacing a motor on an existing conveyor it is recommended that you replace it with a motor matching the exact specifications of the existing motor.
Selecting a motor for a new application can be a daunting task. This depends on many different variables from conveyor type and space allowances to material weight and operating environment. Please contact Fluent Conveyors if you are working on a new motor application and we can help you.
- How to increase conveyor belt speed?
There are several ways to increase your belt speed. Please keep in mind that an increased belt speed does require more power so increasing your belt speed without increasing your motor HP can cause problems.
The simplest way to increase your belt speed is with a variable frequency drive. This will allow you to up the frequency going to your motor and turn it at a faster speed.
Next is to change the gearing. This can be done by increasing or decreasing sprocket sizes, or increasing the size of your drive pulley. Please see How to change conveyor speed with a sprocket change? For more information.
- What type of motors are used in conveyor systems?
The type of motor and gearbox can vary greatly depending on the amount of power needed, the application, the manufacturer of the conveyor, and the power available at your location. Fluent Conveyors uses 3-phase asynchronous, 230/460V, IP55 motors as standard, however we can specify the best option for your needs. We offer different voltages, synchronous motors, IP66, and explosion proof motors.
- How does a belt conveyor drive work?
In a belt conveyor, the motor is connected to the drive pulley. This can be done with a shaft mount motor or through a chain and sprocket reduction connection. The torque of the motor is transferred to the drive pulley. The spinning drive pulley uses friction to pull the belt along with it thus turning the belt.