Drives for conveyors in food and beverage applications

Drives for conveyors

Maximize conveyor uptime

Conveyor applications need to perform reliably to ensure maximized uptime and the lowest cost of ownership. Danfoss solutions provide optimized motor control and, for example, improve quality and product consistency, minimize waste and optimize whole filling and packaging area. They are often regarded as the preferred brand within many of these industry sub-segments.

Highly sensitive products, such as still bottled water and alcohol-free beer or new materials for packaging and bottles, raise the hygiene requirements in production plants. In addition to the Machinery Directive and national standards, the European Hygienic Engineering & Design Group (EHEDG) regulations are becoming increasingly important for plant design and drive engineering. Danfoss is unique in offering EHEDG and IPA certified solutions and products for use in hygiene-critical sub-systems.

The VLT® FlexConcept® is currently the only solution on the market that provides EHEDG-certified components specifically intended for use in hygiene-critical sub systems. The motors are also certified by the Fraunhofer Institute IPA for direct use in cleanrooms and aseptic production plants.

The system simplifies project planning, installation, commissioning and maintenance, especially for conveyor systems. System variants might be reduced by up to 70% so users benefit from maximum flexibility with a minimum number of modules, including motors and drives which offer a unified operating concept and standardized functionality regardless of whether the system is implemented with a centralized or decentralized structure, in dry, wet or aseptic areas.

Discover how to maximize uptime with the VLT® FlexConcept® system

VLT® FlexConcept® combines modern motor technology with the most advanced inverter drives in a flexible unified drive system offering high efficiency, robust reliability and variant reduction.

Products

  • VLT® AutomationDrive FC 301 / FC 302
    VLT® AutomationDrive FC 301 / FC 302

    The VLT® AutomationDrive FC301 / FC302 is designed for variable speed control of all asynchronous motors and permanent magnet motors. It comes in a standard version (FC301) and an advanced high dynamic version (FC302) with additional functionalities.

  • VLT® Midi Drive FC 280
    VLT® Midi Drive FC 280

    FC280 provides precise and efficient motor control for machine builders in the food and beverage, material handling and processing industries.

  • VLT® OneGearDrive®
    VLT® OneGearDrive®

    A highly efficient combination of a permanent magnet motor and optimized bevel gearing.

  • VLT® Decentral Drive FCD 302
    VLT® Decentral Drive FCD 302

    Thanks to its rugged design, the FCD302 drive can be mounted close to motors in demanding applications.

Case studies

  • Bottling is more competitive when it is sensorless
    Bottling is more competitive when it is sensorless

    To achieve higher productivity and energy efficiency on two new bottling lines, Tavina chose the Danfoss VLT® FlexConcept drive system.

  • Coca-Cola FEMSA enjoys more uptime with DrivePro®
    Coca-Cola FEMSA enjoys more uptime with DrivePro®

    Since investing in DrivePro® services, the bottling lines at Coca-Cola FEMSA in Brazil have dramatically improved in reliability and availability.

  • Peroni wins >30% in conveyor efficiency
    Peroni wins >30% in conveyor efficiency

    Peroni Brewery wins at least 30% better conveyor belt efficiency in a bottling line upgrade with VLT® FlexConcept®.

  • High production throughput for Reicholzheim
    High production throughput for Reicholzheim

    VLT® Midi Drive FC 280 helps sweet grapes make sweet wine.

  • Traditional brewery engineers tomorrow
    Traditional brewery engineers tomorrow

    Since upgrading its filling plant to energy-efficient drives from Danfoss, Stiegl Brewery of Salzburg saves about EUR 15,000 annually in maintenance and energy consumption.

  • Nestlé Waters reduces spare-part inventory by up to 70 %
    Nestlé Waters reduces spare-part inventory by up to 70 %

    Nestlé Waters chose the VLT® FlexConcept® to help fulfill their goal to optimize environmental sustainability and minimize energy consumption.