The Drum Motor

The All-Rounder in Modern Unit Handling Conveyor Technology

  • Stefan Hamacher

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VII
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  5. Stefan Hamacher
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 101-106

About this book


This book will teach you how a drum motor works

 The drum motor is an important part of our lives. It is installed at every supermarket checkout and in many other machines. More and more manufacturers are relying on it, due to its many advantages. This is why it is also becoming ever more important in training and education.

 This book is not only informative for practitioners, but also for school and university  students and anyone interested in technology who wants to learn about modern drum motor  technology as well as possible applications and drive dimensioning in the field of unit handling conveyor technology. Practical examples explain complex content on different topics in a comprehensible manner. These include:

•            different conveyor belts
•            common drives in conveyor systems
•            variable frequency drives
•            rotary encoders
•            asynchronous and synchronous motor technology
•            drive dimensioning

Although this book does describe classical conveyor design, it also goes far beyond that. You will also find out how current drum motor technology is developing and what applications it is used for.

A book for practitioners and theorists alike 

This is a very practical book about drum motors. Having read it, you will be able to independently configure and identify the correct drum motor drive.

At the same time, detailed explanations of the fundamentals and the extensive use of formulae in this book about drum motors will appeal to theorists.

About the Author
Stefan Hamacher is an electrical engineer with many years of experience in the field of drum motors. He has represented Interroll Trommelmotor GmbH both within Germany and internationally since 2008 and has acquired comprehensive, in-depth knowledge of modern unit handling conveyor technology in more than 32 countries. In this reference book, readers can learn from his extensive experience with industrial drum motors and their similarities and differences regarding technology and market requirements.


Drive solutions Conveyor systems Drive dimensioning Variable frequency drives Rotary encoders Belt conveyors

Authors and affiliations

  • Stefan Hamacher
    • 1
  1. 1.Interroll Trommelmotoren GmbHHückelhovenGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer Vieweg, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-59297-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-59298-4
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