Conveyors with direct-drive motors offer key advantages to Pa. facility

Motion Control Tips: American Axle Manufacturing (AAM) is increasing the functionality of its St. Mary’s, Pa. manufacturing operations with conveyors sporting advanced drive technology. Small yet powerful direct-drive motors from Electric Torque Machines actuate Dorner Conveyors that move small parts around the AAM facility….

“The motor is smaller and lighter than traditional ac motors … and can run in designated working areas unguarded, because the motor runs cool. In contrast, traditional ac motors are too hot to touch.”