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Introduction to Drive Pulley

Design and Working Principle of Drive Pulley

  • The drive pulley is designed to transmit power between the conveyor belt and the motor.
  • It is usually larger in diameter compared to other pulleys to increase the leverage and efficiency of power transmission.
  • The working principle involves the motor rotating the drive pulley, which in turn moves the conveyor belt.
  • Friction between the drive pulley and the belt ensures smooth movement of materials.
  • Drive pulleys are crucial components in conveyor systems for various industries.

Types and Materials of Drive Pulley


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


  • Steel
  • Stainless steel
  • Aluminum
  • Rubber
  • Ceramic

What is the function of the driving pulley?

  • Transmit power between the motor and conveyor belt
  • Control the speed and direction of the belt
  • Ensure smooth movement of materials on the conveyor
  • Provide tension to the belt for efficient operation
  • Support the weight of the materials being transported
  • Play a key role in the overall efficiency and performance of the conveyor system

Advantages of Drive Pulley

  • High efficiency in power transmission
  • Durable and long-lasting construction
  • Low maintenance requirements
  • Compatible with various conveyor systems
  • Provides precise control over the movement of materials

Process of Drive Pulley

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The mold for the drive pulley is carefully designed to ensure accurate dimensions and smooth surfaces.


High-quality materials are melted and poured into the mold to form the drive pulley’s shape.

Raw Materials

Various materials like steel, stainless steel, and rubber are used based on the application requirements.


The drive pulley is manufactured using precision machinery and techniques to meet industry standards.


Each drive pulley undergoes rigorous testing to ensure quality, performance, and durability.

Antirust treatment

A special coating is applied to prevent corrosion and enhance the lifespan of the drive pulley.

Seperate inspection

Each drive pulley is individually inspected to guarantee it meets quality control standards.


Identification marks are added for traceability and quality assurance purposes.

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

  • Drive pulley is connected to the motor, while the head pulley is connected to the tail pulley.
  • Drive pulley transmits power to move the belt, while the head pulley redirects the belt’s movement.
  • Drive pulley is usually larger in diameter than the head pulley.
  • Drive pulley is essential for power transmission, while the head pulley assists in belt tracking.
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  • Drive pulley requires more maintenance than the head pulley due to its role in power transmission.
  • Drive pulley is located at the discharge end of the conveyor, while the head pulley is at the feeding end.
  • Drive pulley plays a more critical role in the conveyor system’s overall performance compared to the head pulley.

About HZPT

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HZPT was established in 2006 and is a leading manufacturer of precision transmission components based in Hangzhou. We specialize in producing various engineered parts and can customize products to meet your specific requirements. Before establishing an overseas sales team, we started producing 3D printer parts, anti-theft screws and nuts, camera mounts, and more. We also offer assembly production services to streamline the process and save time and costs. With a focus on quality, competitive pricing, and excellent service, we cater to clients in Europe and America. Partner with us for the best products and services tailored to your needs.

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