Gearless conveyor drives (GCD) for medium power
Permanent magnet (PM) motor solution enabling gearless design for a wide range of overland conveyors in the medium and low power range (3-10MW), even for shaft mounted embedding
ABB’s innovation, the gearless conveyor drive (GCD) for medium power is based on permanent magnet motor (PMM) technology. Rated from 1 to 3 MW motor power, it removes the need for a gearbox, thereby lowering maintenance costs while improving overall reliability leading to greater uptime. The technology fulfills eco design requirements, saves energy and reduces failure rate and repair works.
This pioneering GCD is advanced lightweight and compact so that it can be shaft or foot-mounted and used with air- or liquid-cooling methods. Its heavy duty design is robust enough to deal with the shocks and vibrations associated with mining conveyor applications and its IP65 rating means it is totally protected from dust and water contamination.