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Custom-made DC motor replaces two extruders

MENZEL has recently constructed a custom-made special DC motor, which can be used as a flexible replacement for two different extruders. The customer from the plastics industry turned to MENZEL, because no "off the rack" DC motor was suitable for this particular task.

"The customer was able to avoid the costly implementation of a second spare motor, because this two-in-one replacement motor has been adapted to the on-site limitations and two different installation conditions by us," explains René Gaebel, Head of DC & Special Drives.

The DC motor supplied by MENZEL features a performance of 472 kW and nominal speeds of 1,400 or 1,710 min-1 respectively, to replace each of the two extruders if necessary. The MENZEL team constructed the motor with an active terminal box on both sides and installed a custom shaft for an adjustable connection to either extruder. To accommodate the different lengths of the two DC motors, a flexible foot mounting with long slots at the front and back was installed as well.

MENZEL specializes in the manufacture of customized motor solutions and can implement versatile adaptations and special designs in its workshop in Berlin. Do not hesitate to ask us for a quote!

Technical characteristics DC motor:

  • Type: MEBGVA 280 XM
  • Rated Power: 472 / 472 kW
  • Voltage: 470 / 470 V
  • Rated Speed: 1,400 / 1,710 min-1
  • Mounting: IM B3 (IM 1001)
  • Protection: IP 23
  • Cooling: IC 17
  • Weight: 1,760 kg
Custom-made DC motor replaces two extruder drives
A specially modified, cost-saving reserve solution of a DC motor by MENZEL can replace two different extruder drives if needed
Custom DC motor shaft for an adjustable connection