Did you know that one of the main causes of conveyor belt damage is material spillage? Material build-up leads to reduced traction and excessive wear over time, which can halt production and result in costly repairs and replacements. To remedy this issue, drum and wing pulleys are applied. Keep reading to learn more about drum and wing pulley manufacturing for Canada and the USA and the benefits of this innovative solution.

How a drum and wing pulley works for conveyor belt systems

Drum and wing pulleys, also known as self-cleaning pulleys, are ideal for bulk handling applications where material build-up is common. Wing pulleys sit on the tail end of the system where loose materials slide through and accumulate underneath the conveyor belt. Wing pulleys are designed with individual wings or ‘fins’ for non-continuous contact with the belt. This helps spillage escape between the wings, reducing the amount of built-up material and minimizing maintenance costs.

Drum and wing pulleys are a simple and cost-effective option for industries that use welded steel conveyor pulleys to move materials such as:

  • Sand
  • Grain
  • Sugar Flour
  • Coal
  • Minerals
  • Animal feed
  • Tobacco
  • Electronics
  • Metals
  • Textiles
  • And more

Luff Industries Drum and Wing Pulleys

At Luff Industries, we understand that conveyor belt efficiency is crucial for a company’s operations. Our conveyor components are found in a variety of heavy material handling applications, including construction, aggregate, the energy sector, forestry, mining, recycling, ship loading, and much more. We are a leading manufacturer of conveyor belt components.

Our drum and wing pulleys are:

  • Available in standard diameters from 6″ to 48″, and standard face widths from 12″ to 75″
  • Fabricated to CEMA standards for welded steel conveyor pulleys
  • Jig-welded and machined to Luff’s strict quality standards, along with ISO 9001:2015 (International Standards of Quality)
  • Fully assembled when bushings and shaft are ordered
  • Available upon request for mine duty and engineered class pulleys
  • Statically or dynamically balanced upon request
  • Manufactured using heavy schedule pipe

Luff Industries has been ISO 9001-certified since 1994 and is currently registered under ISO 9001:2015. We go through an extensive external audit every year to ensure quality, customer satisfaction, ongoing employee training, and industry-standard work procedures. We’ve received a Certificate of Recognition from OHS for maintaining standards of health and safety. Our employees are trained in product care and installation procedures on products that we do not manufacture in order to provide exceptional service.

Contact us if you’re looking for a custom solution to your conveyor belt constraints or you’d like to improve your current system’s efficiency.

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