We use only the highest quality motors from trusted manufacturers

When purchasing a belt conveyor, thought should be given to which type of motor to use and where to position the motor to give you the most reliable service possible.

If you're unsure of what you require then please contact our helpful design & sales teams.

Phone: 01482 363445
Email: sales@spaceguard.co.uk

Drum motor or geared motor drive?

Drum motor

Drum motor drive

Fitting the electric motor and gearbox internally within the end roller with the purpose of the drum motor drive providing a reliable clean line finish to the conveyor. The conveyor design becomes more important as they can be more difficult to maintain. Thus allowing them to be more energy efficient than conventional motors. Together with less external moving parts. With this in mind the reliability and quick service is second to none and often the drive of choice.

Geared motor

Geared motor drive

These are usually used alongside a fixed shaft drive pulley. Generally Electric geared motors power conveyors most often. With either a hollow bore for direct shaft mounting, or with an output shaft together with chain and sprockets. Alternatively timing belts would be used. Geared motors are normally easier to change for regular maintenance. Additionally they can be split into component form. For example gearbox and electric motor. Furthermore geared motors are widely available and cheaper.