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Introduction to Drive Pulley

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Design and Working Principle of Drive Pulley

  • The drive pulley is designed to transmit power between the conveyor belt and the motor.
  • It usually has a larger diameter compared to other pulleys to provide better traction and reduce slipping.
  • The working principle involves the motor rotating the drive pulley, which in turn moves the conveyor belt.
  • It plays a crucial role in the smooth operation of conveyor systems.
  • Proper maintenance and alignment of the drive pulley are essential for optimal performance.

Types and Materials of Drive Pulley


  • Flat drive pulley
  • Crowned drive pulley
  • Lagged drive pulley
  • Spiral wing drive pulley
  • Wing drive pulley


  • Steel drive pulley
  • Stainless steel drive pulley
  • Aluminum drive pulley
  • Plastic drive pulley
  • Rubber drive pulley

What is the function of the driving pulley?

  1. Transmit power from the motor to the conveyor belt.
  2. Provide traction for the conveyor belt to prevent slipping.
  3. Control the speed and movement of the conveyor belt.
  4. Facilitate the smooth operation of the entire conveyor system.
  5. Support and guide the conveyor belt along the system.
  6. Contribute to the overall efficiency and reliability of the conveyor system.

Advantages of Drive Pulley

  • High durability and longevity
  • Efficient power transmission
  • Low maintenance requirements
  • Wide range of sizes and materials available
  • Enhanced conveyor system performance

Process of Drive Pulley

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The production process of the drive pulley involves the following steps:

  1. Mold creation
  2. Casting of the pulley
  3. Selection of raw materials
  4. Production of the drive pulley
  5. Testing for quality and performance
  6. Antirust treatment for longevity
  7. Separate inspection for quality control
  8. Marking for identification

What is the difference between a drive pulley and a head pulley?

  • Drive pulley is connected to the motor, while the head pulley is at the discharge end of the conveyor.
  • Drive pulley transmits power, while the head pulley redirects the belt.
  • Drive pulley is usually larger in diameter, while the head pulley can vary in size.
  • Drive pulley is located at the beginning of the conveyor, while the head pulley is at the end.
  • Drive pulley is more focused on power transmission, while the head pulley is more for belt support and direction change.
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  • Drive pulley may have lagging for better traction, while head pulley does not require lagging.
  • Drive pulley is critical for the system’s operation, while the head pulley is more for belt alignment and support.

About HZPT

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