Food Engineering

Internal drive with flexibility

April 1, 2009


The patent-pending Cross Drive combines the benefits of a conventional external drive design’s quick and easy maintenance with the efficiency, small footprint and safety benefits of internally powered conveyor drive rollers. The Cross Drive’s gear assembly is contained within a sealed conveyor drive roller and connected to an external motor eliminating the chain/sprocket or belt/pulley used in conventional systems. The drive is energy efficient, low-profile at 6.5-in. or 8.5-in. diameters and has no external moving parts.

Van der Graaf Inc.; 888-326-1476; www.vandergraaf.com