There are times in conveyance, when particular head pulley diameters, motor sizes, and belt slippage issues become a problem for installation space and more. By switching your conveyor to a dual drive system, many of these issues can be overcome.
There are a few main reasons why switching to a dual drive system can be beneficial to the end user. They are below:
1.) Many times, customer find that they are having slipping issues when running a conveyor that reverses. They seem to have the pull they need when running in the direction that the head pulley is moving in but struggle when the belt reverses running away from the head pulley. When the head pulley is driving from the tail, pushing occurs along with slippage. By going to a drive pulley on head and tail, you now not only increased your belt wrap from 180° to 360° but you also are always pulling from the head.
2.) Horsepower space and requirements – There are applications where certain belts may require more power than there is space for install. By going to the dual drive, head and tail, we can split one motor in to two. For example. 50hp is needed but space won’t allow it. By going to a 25hp on the tail and head, we can split the horsepower and possibly the size of the pulleys to allow for proper fitment.
Savings – Some times, larger drives that have all required power in one, are very pricey. By going to two smaller drives, you can keep the costs down but also have a “single” emergency spare if you would if one goes down.
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