Conveyor system for sowing machines and waste spreaders
The challenge was to find a high-performance gear motor with encoder and IP protection with very precise speed control for an outdoor application.
The application is a drive for the lamellas of conveying systems in agricultural machines that are installed on the outside underneath the seed / fertiliser tank. The drive is used on these machines in various ambient temperatures and humidity. It is a pressure compensation element required for ventilating the motor to prevent condensation build-up inside it.
The solution offered by KAG was a brushed DC motor with optical encoder for speed control and a low-backlash planetary gearhead. This complete unit comes with IP 54 protection so no further sealing is required at the customer’s site.
The low backlash on the planetary gearhead helped obtain precise speed control and enabled precise dosing of the conveyed material. The encoder has a protection cap as well as the 1 m long encoder and motor cable that is protected against water splashes. A cable screw connection prevents water from penetrating the cable bushing in the cap.
Together with the speed control, the low-backlash gear enables precise dosing of the conveyed material.
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