The Drum Drive: Your Path to Electrification

As a bespoke electric motor and gearbox provider, we have developed a drive solution for heavy-duty conveyors that minimizes costs while maximizing efficiency and uptime. The Drum Drive reduces the total cost of ownership by up to a third compared to conventional bevel helical gearbox units for quarrying and recycling applications.

Industries like quarrying and recycling are evolving in response to climate change and soaring energy costs. McKinsey estimates that the mining sector needs to reduce emissions by 85 per cent by 2050. Switching to mobile electrified equipment like conveyors while optimizing energy efficiency is core to this transition.




The Drum Drive is a compact track drive gearbox with 53 per cent less mass than a typical bevel helical gearbox unit with the same power, torque, and speed. It can be installed directly inside a conveyor head drum, eliminating the need for shaft and bearings requiring regular lubrication.

The Drum Drive achieves a 20 per cent higher service factor and 60 per cent higher shaft radial load ratings, and fully enclosed oil seals to prevent failures in harsh environments.


Thanks to its reduced size and weight, the Drum Drive offers lower upfront costs, reduced maintenance, and extended lifespan. The high-efficiency motor technology from WEG, including the latest permanent magnet (PM) motors and synchronous reluctance (SynRM) technologies, enhances performance and energy efficiency.“Our extensive experience in drive solutions combined with the latest gearbox and motor technology enables us to support our customers on their path towards electrification, helping them take efficiency and reliability to the next level with a reduced total cost of ownership,” said David Strain, our technical director.

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