The drive section is one of the most important terminal components in a conveyor system and should be carefully selected to ensure the arrangement is suited to the application. Proper drive selection varies depending on many factors, including:
- Operating environment
- Maintenance expertise (hydraulic vs. electrical)
- Overall power requirements
The goal is to provide a drive package that is controllable and friendly to the system from a starting and load-sharing standpoint, thereby protecting the conveyor belt and the many components that make up the conveyor system. Too much stress on the belt or conveyor components can result in extended downtime and lost production. A system that allows a repeatable, linear time ramp during start-up, and can balance load distribution, offers the most protection for your conveyor system.
Our team will work with you to determine the best technology for your application, or assist with complete system design.
Single pulley type drive
The single pulley type drive is available for low horsepower conveyors. The head drive includes a pulley, motor, and gearbox, all mounted on the A-frame design.
The skid-mounted drive/take-up is a single unit that provides the necessary power for your conveyor system, while maintaining proper belt tensions. The skid-mounted design provides mobility options for frequent moves and relocations.
Our remote drives are most frequently used in permanent installations and have the following available drive trains:
In addition, the remote drives are available in these pulley arrangements:
- Tandem drive pulleys
- Four-pulley arrangement
Tripper booster drive
Tripper booster drives provide smooth start-up and shutdown operations with full-tension control on extremely long, single-flight conveyors. Tripper booster drives are able to respond to varying load conditions, while still maintaining a stable operating system. Tripper booster drive systems are available in two-pulley and four-pulley versions. Custom-designed arrangements are available.
These drives can have a significant impact on reducing downtime and improving productivity.