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.

Contact maxon motor Australia in our Sydney office for further assistance Ph:+61 2 9476 477




About maxon motor Australia

maxon motor is the world’s leading supplier of high-precision drive systems. More than 40 years’ experience, constant innovation, top-quality products and competent customer service make maxon motor a reliable partner in the drive technology sector. We are driven by your specific requirements. The product range incorporated in the modular system is comprehensive: Brushed and Brushless DC motors with the unique ironless maxon winding Flat motors with iron cores Planetary gears, spur gears and special gears Sensors (encoders, DC tachos, resolvers) Servo amplifiers, position controllers and control electronics High-tech CIM and MIM components Customer specific drive solutions. maxon motor is a Swiss company headquartered in Sachseln (Central Switzerland) that employs more than 2000 staff worldwide. With 14 sales companies based in over 30 countries, sales partners in another 10 countries and with six production sites, maxon motor are able to provide locally-based and competent customer service. maxon motor helps provide innovative solutions at competitive prices for numerous applications in various markets, such as Medical technology, Industrial automation and robotics, Aerospace industry, Automotive industry, Communication, Consumer applications, Inspection and Instrumentation and Safety engineering. maxon motor Australia is based in Mt Kuring-Gai NSW and our staff will be happy to help you with all your DC motor and technical enquiries.

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