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Introduction to Drive Pulley

Design and Working Principle of Drive Pulley

  • The drive pulley is designed to transmit power from the motor to the belt.
  • It works on the principle of friction between the pulley surface and the belt, allowing the belt to move along with the pulley rotation.

Types and Materials of Drive Pulley


  • Flat belt drive pulley
  • V-belt drive pulley


  • Cast iron
  • Steel

What is the function of the driving pulley?

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  • Transmit power from the motor to the belt
  • Control the speed of the belt
  • Provide tension to the belt
  • Ensure smooth operation of the system
  • Support the load on the belt
  • Facilitate easy maintenance and replacement

Advantages of Drive Pulley

High efficiency

  • Efficient power transmission


  • Long-lasting performance


  • Suitable for various applications

Low maintenance

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  • Minimal upkeep required


  • Provides value for money

Process of Drive Pulley

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The process of manufacturing a drive pulley includes the following steps:

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

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

  • Drive pulley transmits power, while head pulley redirects the belt.
  • Drive pulley is connected to the motor, but head pulley is connected to the end of the conveyor system.
  • Drive pulley is usually larger in size compared to head pulley.
  • Drive pulley has a higher load-bearing capacity than head pulley.
  • Drive pulley is more critical for system operation than head pulley.
  • Drive pulley requires more maintenance than head pulley.
  • Drive pulley is located at the beginning of the conveyor system, while head pulley is at the end.

About HZPT

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HZPT, established in 2006, is a leading manufacturer of precision transmission components based in Hangzhou. We specialize in producing various mechanical parts and offer customization services to meet your specific requirements. Before establishing our overseas sales team, we were already producing 3D printer accessories, security screws and nuts, camera mounts, and more. In addition, we provide assembly production services to streamline the process, save time, and costs. Our dedication to quality, competitive pricing, and exceptional service has earned us a reputable client base in Europe and the United States. Choose HZPT for superior products and outstanding service.

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