Motors are the power transmission workhorse of the conveyor industry, converting electrical energy into mechanical movement. All areas of the industry use conveyors of one kind or another to move materials and products. Conveyor drive systems do not need particularly high dynamic performance; reliability and ease of inspection and maintenance, on the other hand, are essential. Roach Motor Drive Assembly is a complete 1/3 horsepower drive featuring Baldor motor and Boston reducer including motor, reducer, reducer mounting plate (“motor base”), no. 50 roller drive chain, chain guard with cover, and two drive sprockets.
Belt conveyors are typically used to transport materials on an even level or along slight inclines. They are driven by shaft mounted, gear motors in which the gearbox does not extend beyond the motor housing. Conveyor belt gear motors are normally fitted with backstop devices to prevent the load from reversing direction when the motors are switched off. When ordering, please specify the conveyor that your drive mounts to for proper allocation of drive components.
Systems integrators are available at Thomas Conveyor to determine which Roach Motor Drive Assembly will work for your application. Contact us today!