The new bucket elevator drive unit from Siemens
Siemens presents their latest bucket elevator drive unit that contains components from the Flender SIG gearbox series and the new Simogear range of geared motors.
The Siemens Drive Technologies Division has thus created an integrated drive unit which, by means of improved gear geometry and housing modification, is optimally designed for the extreme conditions in conveyor system applications.
By means of optimised gear geometry and modifications to the housing, the new integrated bucket elevator permits maximum energy efficiency, while at the same time offering the highest reliability. This in turn enables better thermal ratings to be achieved. The perfectly matched components of the drive meet the demands made on conveyor systems, such as dust absorption and defined conveyor-head curves. In addition, the sealing systems and lubricants within the drive train support its reliable application in conveyor systems.
The mechanically decoupled auxiliary drive of the compact drive unit is used as maintenance or load drive and operates at approximately 10 per cent of the main drive speed. Backstops are fitted as standard to the new bucket elevator drive units.