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Design and Working Principle of Drive Pulley

  1. The drive pulley is a key component in a belt conveyor system.
  2. It is designed to transmit power from the conveyor belt to the drive belt.
  3. The drive pulley typically has a larger diameter than the other pulleys in the system.
  4. It is usually made of high-quality materials to withstand heavy loads and ensure durability.
  5. The working principle of the drive pulley involves the friction between the belt and the pulley surface, allowing the belt to move smoothly.

Types and Materials of Drive Pulley

  1. Drive pulleys can be classified into welded steel pulleys, rubber lagging pulleys, and ceramic lagging pulleys.
  2. Welded steel pulleys are commonly used in heavy-duty applications.
  3. Rubber lagging pulleys provide better traction and reduce belt slippage.
  4. Ceramic lagging pulleys offer excellent wear resistance and longer service life.
  5. The materials used for drive pulleys include steel, rubber, ceramic, and aluminum, depending on the application requirements.

What is the function of the driving pulley?

  1. Transmit power from the conveyor belt to the drive belt.
  2. Ensure smooth movement of the belt along the conveyor system.
  3. Provide traction to prevent belt slippage.
  4. Support and guide the conveyor belt.
  5. Help maintain proper tension in the belt.
  6. Contribute to the overall efficiency and performance of the conveyor system.

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Advantages of Drive Pulley

  1. High durability and long service life.
  2. Excellent traction and reduced belt slippage.
  3. Smooth and efficient belt movement.
  4. Customizable designs to fit specific application requirements.
  5. Enhanced performance and efficiency of the conveyor system.

Process of Drive Pulley


The mold is prepared based on the design specifications of the drive pulley.

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The molten material is poured into the mold to form the shape of the drive pulley.

Raw Materials

High-quality materials such as steel, rubber, or ceramic are used to ensure durability and performance.


The drive pulley is manufactured according to the design and material specifications.


The drive pulley undergoes rigorous testing to ensure quality and performance standards are met.

Antirust treatment

A special treatment is applied to prevent rust and corrosion, extending the service life of the drive pulley.

Seperate inspection

Each drive pulley is individually inspected for quality control purposes.


Identification marks are added to the drive pulley for easy tracking and maintenance.

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

  1. The drive pulley is responsible for transmitting power, while the head pulley guides the belt.
  2. Drive pulleys are typically larger in diameter compared to head pulleys.
  3. Head pulleys are located at the discharge end of the conveyor system, while drive pulleys are at the loading end.
  4. Drive pulleys are directly connected to the motor, while head pulleys are passive components.
  5. Drive pulleys are crucial for the movement of the conveyor belt, while head pulleys provide support and direction.
  6. Drive pulleys have a greater impact on the efficiency and performance of the conveyor system compared to head pulleys.
  7. The design and construction of drive pulleys are more robust and durable than head pulleys due to their functional differences.

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 engineered parts and can customize products to meet your specific requirements. Before establishing an overseas sales team, we were already producing 3D printer accessories, anti-theft screws and nuts, camera brackets, and more. In addition to manufacturing, we offer assembly services to streamline production and reduce costs. With a focus on quality, competitive pricing, and excellent customer service, we cater to clients in Europe and America. Partner with HZPT for top-notch products and services tailored to your needs.

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