How to reduce cost and machine downtime in Intelligent infeed conveyors?

Veldhoven April 11, 2017

Reduction of maintenance cost, machine downtime and product cost of Intelligent infeed conveyors for the packaging industry were the most important design parameters when LMT systems started the development of the SBM125 family of “SmartBelt” motors . These are single side mounted Direct-Drive Torque Motors which are fully integrated into the roll (Drum).

Single Side mounted (Balcony mount), no gearbox and no risk of getting oil or grease into the packaging process.

What makes the SBM125 unique is that the motor is fully integrated into the roll and is single side mounted tot the conveyor frame. This is enabling easy and fast replacement of the belt without having to disassemble the entire conveyor. Integration of the Motor in the roll means there is no need for an external shaft and bearing blocks, also by utilizing our Permanent Magnet Torque motor technology no mechanical transmission like a gearbox or pulley system is required. With the SBM125 motors you create a powerful, compact, clean and low maintenance infeed-System. The compact motor design allows for multiple infeed lines to be positioned close together which saves manufacturing space.

Integrated Servo motors

SBM125 motors are Servo motors with an integrated Absolute encoder but can also be utilized sensorless. This series is available with Continuous Torque performance of 3,5Nm to  8Nm at belt speeds of over 3m/s. Fast response to direction and/or load variations allows for excellent dynamic behavior.

Exchangeable sleeve

Unique feature of these motors is the exchangeable sleeve which by default comes with a crowning and can be provided with surface lagging. In addition we can provide special versions with for instance: sprockets, cogging, v-groove or other surface configurations. Standard sleeve widths are 102mm and 139mm but also wider sleeves can be provided.  

For more information, contact LMT systems Europe via or get in touch with Cor van den Heuvel by phone @ +31 (0)40 2304112

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LMT Systems showcases Smart Belt Demo at SPS IPC Drives Show in Nürnberg

Veldhoven, 28 oct. 2016. The SPS IPC Drives Show in Nürnberg is Europe’s leading trade fair for the Automation industry and THE meeting place for developers, manufacturers, and users.

LMT Systems will showcase the SBM125 family of Direct Drive SmartBelt Motors to the European marketplace. We have created a demonstration system that will show the versatility, speed, dynamic ability, ease of use and compact formfactor of this Servo motor family.

Come and see for yourself. You can find us together with our technology partner Magnetic Innovations in Hall 3 stand 280. We are thrilled to welcome you at our booth.

Interested in the capability of this motor family?
Take a look at what it  can do, and consider what advantages it can bring to your system! 

LMT systems, introduces a new Direct-Drive motor approach to smart belt applications

August 5, 2016

LMT Systems, a US and European based manufacturer of application specific linear and rotation motors introduces the SBM125-family of cantilever mount Belt motors.

Jerry Miller, CEO – LMT Systems,  comments: “We are excited about this new motor family. The SBM125 is a high dynamic Direct-Drive motor family specifically designed for Smart belt applications for the packaging and food processing industry”. The High Torque outer-runner Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor design (PMSM) does not contain a gearbox, which means no oil, no grease, zero backlash and zero maintenance. The only moving parts are the bearings. The motor can be mounted in any position required and responds fast to load and position variations”.

The cantilever (single side) mounted design enables easy belt maintenance and a sleek conveyor belt design. The fact that there is no motor hanging off the side of the conveyor allows for conveyor systems to be put closer together fitting more conveyors in the same space allowing higher factory floor space efficiency.

The SBM125 is able to run at a continuous belt speed of 2m/s with a max at 3m/s. Peak Torque performance varying from 7Nm for the SBM125-103 to 16Nm for the SBM125-140. This motor family has high position accuracy due to the on board single turn absolute encoder, it does not require homing or magnetic realignment.

The standard SBM125 is currently available in 103mm and 140mm width and comes with a crowned HUB. Variations to the standard HUB can be made available upon customer request.

About LMT Systems LLC

LMT Systems LLC develops and manufactures application specific, high performance/efficiency rotary and linear motors.  We specialize in developing motor solutions that are form factor efficient, provide product differentiation for our customers and eliminate the need for gear boxes through the use of high torque direct drive technologies.  Our motors become a sleek, integral part of your design.

LMT Systems maintains U.S. and Netherlands based engineering, production and sales facilities.

For more information please contact:

LMT Systems Europe

Mr. Cor van den Heuvel


Phone: +31 402304112