A conveyor drive pulley, also known as a head or drive drum, is a key component of a belt conveyor drive system. The drive pulley is connected to the motor, usually through a gearbox, and provides the necessary torque to move the conveyor belt. We offer conveyor drive pulleys or complete drive system.
The conveyor drive pulley is typically located at the discharge end of the conveyor system, opposite the tail pulley. The primary function of the drive pulley is to transmit power from the motor to the conveyor belt, causing it to move and transport materials along the conveyor. It can be used in many industries such as aggregate & sand production, mining & mineral processing, food processing, and warehousing, manufacturing and logistics applications.
The motor, often connected to our drive pulley through a gearbox, provides the necessary power to drive the conveyor belt. The drive pulley transforms this power into rotational motion, moving the belt.
Conveyor drive pulleys are usually constructed from steel. The outer surface of the pulley, where the conveyor belt makes contact, may be lagged with rubber or other materials to provide better traction and reduce wear.
The design of the shaft on which the drive pulley is mounted is important. It must be robust enough to handle the loads and forces exerted by the conveyor system.
Some conveyor drive pulleys may include torque limiting devices to protect the system from overloads. These devices can prevent damage to the motor and gearbox by limiting the torque transmitted to the conveyor belt.
Safety guarding is essential for drive pulleys to prevent accidental contact with moving parts. Guards should be installed to protect personnel from potential hazards.
The motorized pulley integrates the functions of the motor, reducer, and coupling in one drum pulleys. The motor and gears of motorized pulley operate in a sealed oil bath ensuring proper lubrication and cooling. With no external motor, gear reducer, sprockets, chain or OSHA required chain guard, no external component maintenance is required.
It needs to cooperate with reducer, coupling, and motor. They can form a belt conveyor driving system. SKE can supply drive pulleys with hot vulcanized rubber lagging, plain or grooved, as required by client. Different patterns of grooving such as herringbone or diamond can be provided to increase tractive friction under dirty or wet conditions.
|Belt Conveyor Drive Pulley
|500-2800mm (19-110.2 inch)
|500-3200mm (19-125.9 inch)
|200-1800mm (7.8-70.8 inch)
|ISO9001:2008, CEMA, DIN, TUV, JIS, AS/NS, etc.
|More than 30,000 hours.
|Flat Rubber Lagged, Ceramic Lagged, Diamond Rubber Lagged, etc.
|Carbon Steel Shell
|Length of conveyor drive pulley depends on the width of conveyor Belt. You can get drive pulleys with hot & cold vulcanized rubber lagging, plain or grooved, as required by client.