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Motor Application - Reversible Conveyor

Conveyor - Reversible Conveyor

For conveyor belt applications that require bi-directional operation Oriental Motor offers a wide range options. For fixed or constant speed applications, AC reversible motors & gearmotors have a 30 minute rating to permit instantaneous switching of the rotational direction. A friction brake is equipped at the back of the motor, which makes reversible motors an ideal for choice for applications where the rotational direction changes.

For applications where speed control, higher speeds or maximum torque in a small area may be needed, the AC & brushless DC motor speed control systems can be used. For precise positioning Oriental Motor's stepper or servo motor packages are ideal.

For system solutions requiring connection to an upper level controller, PLC or HMI, Oriental Motor offers several networked products to allow for easy control using I/O or RS-485 / Modbus (RTU) networks. Our AC & brushless DC motor speed control systems also simply and easily connect to upper level controls.

Applicable Products

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Fixed Speed Conveyor Belt Systems

For fixed speed or constant speed conveyors and conveyor systems Oriental Motor offers a wide range of AC motors.

AC reversible motors are ideal for conveyors that must reverse or change directions repeatedly. For conveyor systems where the load must be held in place or for vertical applications, there are a wide range of AC motors with power-off activated electromagnetic brake. For simple braking, our Speed Control Systems or Brake Pack are also convenient options. Oriental Motor also offers a low-speed synchronous motor for frequent starting, stopping and reversing.

Type

Features

Output Power

Power Supply

Bi-Directional Conveyor

AC Reversible Motors are suitable for applications where the motor reverses its direction repeatedly.

1 W (1/750 HP)
up to
90 W (1/8 HP)
Single-Phase 100-115 VAC
Single-Phase 200-230 VAC
Vertical Conveyor

Electromagnetic Brake AC Motors are suitable for applications where the load must always be held in place.

6 W (1/125 HP)
up to
200 W (1/4 HP)
Single-Phase 100-115 VAC
Single-Phase 200-230 VAC
Three-Phase 200-230 VAC
Synchronous Conveyor

Low-Speed Synchronous Motors are suitable for applications where the motor is operated starting, stopping and reversing repeatedly and the motor is operated at synchronous speed regardless of load torque.

1.65 in. (42 mm)
up to
3.35 in. (85 mm)
Single-Phase 100-115 VAC

Oriental Motor also offers a range of gear options to reduce the motor speed and generate greater torque as well as a brake pack for use with AC motors to allow for instantaneous stopping.

Parallel Shaft Gearheads

Right-Angle Gearheads

Parallel Shaft Gearhead

Parallel Shaft gearheads reduce the motor speed and generate greater torque. A wide range of gear ratios are available.

Right-Angle Gearhead

Right-Angle Gearheads are suitable for applications where space saving is required by allowing the motor to be mounted at a right-angle to the conveyor. Solid shaft and hollow shaft models are available.

 

Speed Control Conveyor Belt Systems

For conveyors where the speed needs to controlled or vary during operation Oriental Motor offers easy-to-use AC Speed Control Motors as well as Brushless DC Motors (BLDC Motors) that offer a wide speed control range and constant torque regardless of load.

By combining a control circuit with the motor, speed changes can be performed. Speed control motors are optimal for switching between high speed and low speed operation and for arbitrary adjustment of speed.

Setting Multiple Speeds and Switching Speeds

Arbitrarily Adjusting the Speed

Setting Multiple Speeds Adjusting Speed

 

Type

Features

Output
Power

Speed Control
Range

Power
Supply

Brushless DC Motors

Brushless DC Motors (BLDC Motors) provide high speed stability, energy saving and space saving. Brushless DC motors also allow for stable speed control even with a fluctuating load and offer constant torque over a wide speed range.

15 W (1/50 HP)
up to
400 W (1/2 HP)

80 ~ 4000 r/min Single-Phase 100-120 VAC
Single-Phase 200-240 VAC
Three-Phase 200-240 VAC
24 VDC
48 VDC
AC Speed Control Motors

AC Speed Control Motors allow for simple settings and basic speed control functions using an AC Motor. Inverters are control circuits that control the power supply frequency and voltage applied to three-phase induction motors in order to control speed.

AC speed control motors are motors that include an induction or reversible motor equipped with a tachogenerator (AC generator) for speed detection. By combining these motors with a dedicated control circuit, speed changes can be performed.

6 W (1/125 HP)
up to
200 W (1/4 HP)

90 ~ 1600 r/min Single-Phase 100-115 VAC
Single-Phase 200-230 VAC
Three-Phase 200-230 VAC

Oriental Motor also offers a range of gear options to reduce the motor speed and generate greater torque.

Brushless DC (BLDC) Motor Gear Options

Parallel Shaft Gearheads

Hollow Shaft Flat Gearheads

Parallel Shaft

Parallel Shaft gearheads reduce the motor speed and generate greater torque. A wide range of gear ratios are available.

Hollow Shaft Flat Gear

Direct connection to the drive shaft is possible without using a connecting part which enables equipment space saving. In addition, the hollow shaft flat gearhead enables permissible torque without saturation even at high gear ratios, so the motor torque can be fully utilized.

AC Motor Gear Options

Parallel Shaft Gearheads

Right-Angle Gearheads

Parallel Shaft Gearhead

Parallel Shaft gearheads reduce the motor speed and generate greater torque. A wide range of gear ratios are available.

Right-Angle Gearhead

Right-Angle Gearheads are suitable for applications where space saving is required by allowing the motor to be mounted at a right-angle to the conveyor. Solid shaft and hollow shaft models are available.

 

Position Control Conveyor Belt Systems

For conveyors that require higher accuracy positioning Oriental Motor offers a wide range of Stepper Motor and Servo Motor solutions. Stepper motors, with their ability to product high torque at a low speed while minimizing vibration, are ideal for applications requiring quick positioning over a short distance. Servo motors are easy to operate and allow for smooth operation with large inertial loads and belt mechanisms. Servo motors are ideal for positioning over long distances using a flat torque characteristic from low to high speeds.

Type

Features

Positioning Operation

Positioning over short distance

Stepper Motors are suitable for high accuracy positioning over a short distance and provide high torque even at low speeds. Stepper motors also offer very low vibration and a wide range of features and options such as gearheads, encoders and built-in controllers to meet the specific needs of your application.

Positioning over long distance

Servo Motors provide accurate positioning for quick moves or for a long distance moves. All feature a closed loop configuration ideal for variable loads and offer a wide range of gear options and braking or load holding options. The built-in controller (stored data) FLEX also helps for system configuration considerations.

A wide range of gearing options are available to provide higher resolution positioning and higher torque.

Geared Stepper Motors

Geared Servo Motors

Geared Stepper Motors

Geared stepper motors not only achieve deceleration, high torque and high resolution, but they also offer improved damping characteristics at Start and Stop ensuring stable operation even during quick positioning movements.

A wide range of gearing options are available:
Spur, Taper Hobbed, Planetary and Harmonic gearheads.

Geared Servo Motors

These servo motors incorporate a gearhead with reduced backlash to make the most of the high controllability of the servo motors. The gearhead ensures high accurate, smooth operation even in applications where a large load torque is received.

 

Networked - I/ O, RS-485 / Modbus (RTU) and Factory Automation Conveyor Belt Systems

Oriental Motor offers Network products under the FLEX concept, meaning each product is equipped with an interface that connects to various master controllers featuring I/O, RS-485 / Modbus (RTU) or Factory Automation. Networked products enable operating data and parameters for each motor to be set at a Master Controller and sent to each driver. In addition, operation commands can be input send set using various communication methods to meet the need of a wide range of available Network Solutions.

Available Network Solutions

1. I/O - Allows the driver to be connected directly to a controller or PLC to configure the operating system with I/O.

2. RS-485 / Modbus (RTU) - Operating data and parameters can be set and operation commands can be input using RS-485 communication. Up to 31 drivers can be connected to each serial communication module. Also there is a function that enables the simultaneous start of multiple axes. The protocol supports Modbus (RTU), enable connection with devices such as a touch screen (HMI) or PCs.

3. Factory Automation Network - Use of a network converter (sold separately) enables support with CC-Link, MECHATROLINK or EtherCAT communication. Operating data and parameters can be set and operation commands can be input using various communication methods.

Diagram 1

For Connecting to Factory Automation (FA) Networks

Network Converter

The communication protocol of the master controller, Factory Automation (FA) network, is converted to Oriental Motor's own RS-485 communication protocol. Connection to FLEX-compatible products is completed with one RS-485 communication cable.

  • Compatible Networks:
    • CC-Link
    • MECHATROLINK-II
    • MECHATROLINK-III
    • EtherCat

 

For more information on this or a related application call 1-800-GO-VEXTA (1-800-468-3982) or visit our online Motor Sizing Tools section.


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