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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 from the motor to the belt.

– It is usually larger in diameter compared to other pulleys to provide better traction for the belt.

– The drive pulley is designed with a solid construction and a lagging surface to increase friction and prevent belt slippage.

– Its working principle involves rotating the belt along with the attached materials to move them from one point to another efficiently.

Types and Materials of Drive Pulley


– Drive pulleys can be classified into flat belt drive pulleys, V-belt drive pulleys, and timing belt drive pulleys based on the type of belt they support.

– The selection of the drive pulley type depends on the specific application requirements and belt type being used.


– Common materials used for drive pulleys include steel, stainless steel, and aluminum.

– The choice of material depends on factors such as load capacity, durability, and environmental conditions.

What is the function of the driving pulley?

– Transmit power from the motor to the belt

– Provide traction for the belt

– Prevent belt slippage

– Rotate the belt and attached materials

– Efficiently move materials from one point to another

– Support different types of belts

Advantages of Drive Pulley

High Efficiency

– Drive pulleys are designed for optimal power transmission, ensuring high efficiency in conveyor systems.


– Made from quality materials, drive pulleys are durable and able to withstand heavy loads and harsh environments.

Low Maintenance

– Drive pulleys require minimal maintenance, reducing downtime and overall operating costs.


– Drive pulleys can be customized to fit specific conveyor system requirements, maximizing performance.

Reliable Performance

– Drive pulleys offer reliable and consistent performance, contributing to the smooth operation of conveyor systems.

Process of Drive Pulley

– Mold: Design and create the mold for the drive pulley

– Casting: Pour molten metal into the mold to form the drive pulley shape

– Raw materials: Select high-quality materials for the drive pulley construction

– Production: Manufacture the drive pulley according to specifications

– Testing: Conduct quality testing to ensure performance and durability

– Antirust treatment: Apply anti-rust coating to protect the drive pulley

– Separate inspection: Inspect each drive pulley individually for quality control

– Marking: Add identification marks for tracking and identification

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

– Drive pulleys transmit power to the belt, while head pulleys redirect the belt’s movement.

– Drive pulleys are typically larger in diameter, while head pulleys are smaller.

– Drive pulleys are usually located at the motor end of the conveyor, while head pulleys are at the discharge end.

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– Drive pulleys have a lagging surface for better traction, while head pulleys may have a smooth surface.

– Drive pulleys are driven by the motor, while head pulleys are driven by the movement of the belt.

– Drive pulleys are essential for power transmission, while head pulleys help in belt tracking and alignment.

– Drive pulleys are directly connected to the motor, while head pulleys are connected to the end of the conveyor system.

About HZPT

– HZPT was established in 2006 and is a manufacturer of precision transmission components based in Hangzhou.

– We specialize in producing various components and can create complex products to meet 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 save time and costs for our customers.

– With a focus on quality, competitive pricing, and excellent service, we have built a strong reputation with major clients in Europe and America.

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