VDG (Van der Graaf)

Shelby Township, MI 48315

Company Overview

Operating in USA and Canada for 35 years, VDG (Van der Graaf) is the premier manufacturer of drum motors for belt conveyors, providing innovative drive solutions to industry challenges in the food, processing, and material handling industries.

A one component conveyor drive with all moving parts enclosed inside the drum.

Leaders in Packaging
Years in business:30+
Geographic sales distribution:North, Central & South America, Europe, Asia
Sales Channel:Direct, Distributors
13771 Cavaliere Drive
Shelby Township, MI 48315
United States
Phone:888 326-1476

VDG (Van der Graaf) is the market leader in the design and manufacturing of drum motors for material handling and processing belt conveyor applications such as, packaging, warehousing, food, mining, aggregate, automotive, and airline, among others. VDG drum motors are available from 0.25hp to 500hp, with a wide range of belt speeds and lagging options to suit all types of material handling and processing systems.

The VDG drum motor is a one-component conveyor drive design. It does not have any external drive components such as, motor, gear reducer, pillow block bearings, sprockets, chain or chain guard. The innovative VDG drum motor design encloses all drive components inside the drum, eliminating the hazards posed by the external drive parts of conventional conveyor drives, increasing operator safety, efficiency and maximizing space utilization. The lifetime of the new VDG drum motor is 80,000 hours under continuous operation at full load, with no maintenance required. 

The latest IntelliDrive™ drum motor with i-Controller features an integrated VFD (Variable Frequency Drive), which provides conveyor drive data feedback and controls belt speed either remotely or directly at the drum motor. The IntelliDrive™ simplifies belt speed selection without the loss of torque or belt-pull, substantially increasing the efficiency and the life of the electric motor.

The all-316 stainless steel SSV Sanitary Series drum motor is designed for belt conveyor applications where sanitation is paramount, and features an IP69K rated sealing system that withstands up to 3,000 psi washdown pressure. The SSV drum motor, with the belt profile machined directly on to the stainless steel drum, is engineered to drive modular, wire mesh and monolithic thermoplastic conveyor belts without the use of sprockets. This innovative sprocket-less drum motor design eliminates areas where food by-products can become trapped, reduces the possibility of bacteria build-up, cuts washdown time by up to 50%, and eliminates foreign material contamination. 

All VDG drum motors are engineered and manufactured in the USA and Canada since 1985, using cutting-edge production technology, ensuring quality controls, fast delivery and after sales service. With global representation and service centers throughout USA, VDG offers customized conveyor drive solutions to a wide customer base.

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