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Hilmot

Keep It Rolling

xclusive feature

hilmot adopts a new gearless motorized drive
roller and expands into new markets. by kat zeman

hilmot's new food-grade
stainless steel conveyor is
wash-down ready with an
ip67 rating.

A leading manufacturer of motorized drive roller conveyors, Milwaukee-based Hilmot is preparing for an
exciting year as it adopts new technology and introduces state-of-the-art
products to the market.
The company, which also makes
conventional conveyor equipment
and systems, has paired up with
Volta Twenty-Four, a new Milwaukee-based company specializing in
gearless technology. Together, the
two companies are introducing the
V24, a gearless motorized drive roller
(MDR) with a universal design.

"We developed this product for Hilmot and they are the first company to
adopt the technology and integrate
it into their product line," says Jason Ocain, acting president of Volta
Twenty-Four. "It's a revolutionary
product. The gearless design is four to
five times more reliable and versatile
than a traditional geared version."

Torque and Speed
The V24 was in development for about
two years and started production in
January. It offers more torque and
speed while eliminating the need for

multiple gear ratios. Its gearless design minimizes mechanical wear and
makes it a good fit for extreme temperatures. The product can be mounted easily under a conveyor, eliminating the possibility of direct impact.
"It also consumes about half the
energy of any geared product on the
market," Ocain adds. "And with its
universal flexibility, it can be used in
any conveyor product regardless of
gear ratios and length."
The universal design incorporates
both O-band and Poly-V drive options. The company's larger bearings
and a non-cantilever design eliminate
side load bearing failures. Additionally, the V24 is compatible with a variety
of ASI controllers.
"We are ecstatic to be the first to
come to market with the V24," says
Eric Weiss, vice president of business
development at Hilmot. "It will provide us with the best motor technology available and the V24 will be our
lead product for anyone that purchases from Hilmot."

Entering New Markets
A new addition to Hilmot's product
line is a food-grade stainless steel
conveyor that is wash-down ready
and has an IP67 rating. The conveyor's food-grade classification and
non-corrosive surface allow the company to enter new markets.
"It has the ability to traverse the

Hilmot / www.hilmot.com / www.volta24.com / Headquarters: Milwaukee / Specialty: Motorized-drive roller conveyors and systems / Eric
Weiss, vice president of business development: "It opens up new markets that we haven't entered before."

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