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Introduction to Drive Pulley

Design and Working Principle of Drive Pulley

  • The drive pulley is a key component in belt conveyor systems, responsible for transmitting power and motion to the belt.
  • It is designed with a cylindrical shell, end disks, bearings, and a shaft to support the conveyor belt’s movement.
  • The working principle involves the pulley rotating as it receives power from the motor, which in turn moves the belt and carries materials along the conveyor system.

Types and Materials of Drive Pulley


  • Flat drive pulley
  • Crowned drive pulley
  • Lagged drive pulley


  • Steel drive pulley
  • Stainless steel drive pulley
  • Aluminum drive pulley

What is the function of the driving pulley?

  • Transmit power and motion to the conveyor belt
  • Control the speed and direction of the belt
  • Support and guide the belt along the conveyor system
  • Help maintain tension in the belt
  • Facilitate the loading and unloading of materials
  • Contribute to the overall efficiency and performance of the conveyor system

Advantages of Drive Pulley

High durability:

  • Designed to withstand heavy loads and continuous operation

Efficient power transmission:

  • Ensures smooth and reliable motion of the conveyor belt

Customizable options:

  • Available in various types and materials to suit different conveyor system requirements
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Easy maintenance:

  • Designed for simple installation and upkeep


  • Provides long-term value and performance at a competitive price

Process of Drive Pulley


The mold for the drive pulley is carefully crafted to ensure precision and consistency in its design.

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

  • Drive pulley is responsible for transmitting power, while the head pulley redirects the belt
  • Drive pulley is usually larger in diameter compared to the head pulley
  • Drive pulley is connected to the motor, while the head pulley is connected to the tail pulley
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  • Drive pulley is located at the discharge end, while the head pulley is at the loading end of the conveyor
  • Drive pulley controls the speed and direction of the belt, while the head pulley guides the belt
  • Drive pulley is under more stress and load compared to the head pulley
  • Drive pulley requires more maintenance due to its continuous operation

About HZPT

HZPT, established in 2006, is a leading manufacturer of precision transmission components based in Hangzhou. We specialize in producing various components with high precision and speed. Our products are highly customizable to meet your specific requirements. Before establishing an overseas sales team, we were already producing 3D printer parts, security screws and nuts, camera mounts, and more. We offer assembly production services to eliminate intermediaries, saving time and costs. Our commitment is to provide the highest quality, most competitive components, and excellent service, regardless of the size of your project. Join us early, and we will help you spend wisely!

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