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Topic: Motorized Pulleys

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5 ways an Oil-Less Pulley Can Cut Costs & Increase Efficiency

For over 130 years, the induction motor has been the workhorse of the industry. However, the inefficiency of the induction motor and increase in energy costs are increasing the cost of ownership at a rapid rate. Luckily, with new technology comes improved efficiencies, cost reduction, increased safety standards, and much more. The new Dura-Drive SPM oil-less motorized pulley from Sparks Belting offers all of the above. Here we list 5 ways the Dura-Drive SPM oil-less pulley can cut your costs and increase efficiency.

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The All New Dura-Drive SPM Synchronous Permanent Magnet Pulley

Sparks Belting recently launched the all new synchronous permanent magnet pulley, the Dura Drive SPM. It is a compact and robust All-in-One drive component that can be used with all types of belt conveyor systems, including plastic modular belt systems. The Dura Drive SPM is highly energy efficient, exceeding IE4 efficiency limits, and is designed to meet IE5 requirements. The Dura Drive SPM delivers high torque and belt pull that remains constant over a wide range of operating speeds.

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Crowned Pulleys — Which Option is Right for You?

The purpose of a crowned pulley (or tapered pulley) is to assist with belt tracking. In most operating conditions, a belt will follow the path of highest tension. So, it makes sense to have the diameter of the pulley larger in the center than at the edges.

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