New Drive Technology Helps Improve Conveyor Efficiency

A new compact direct drive technology, originally developed for electric bikes and fans, enables conveyor drives and other material handling systems to double their speed range and achieve 60% higher energy efficiency over conventional conveyor drives.

The manufacturer, Electric Torque Machines, which has developed the system with Dorner Manufacturing Corp., says they are 20% less expensive as well.

Dorner is launching its direct drive conveyor system this February.