Günter Tschinkel, Head of Electrical Engineering at LEITNER, explains the LEITNER Direct Drive:
"With our DirectDrive, the motor is flange-mounted right onto the sheave, without a gearbox between them, and is therefore much more efficient than a geared motor, where up to 5% efficiency is lost. The interaction between DirectDrive and the LeitDrive system, which compensates for the lack of flywheel mass, is also important.
LeitDrive, the frequency converter developed in-house, has been in use for 10 years and is the perfect complement to our DirectDrive. Thanks to the in-house expertise, a better service can be guaranteed and should a component fail, this will be compensated by the rest of the system or only the affected part can be replaced."