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Conveyor Belt Drives

An Alignment-Free Drive refers to the power base components — reducer, fluid coupling and motor — properly constructed to eliminate shaft misalignment. With an Alignment-Free Drive, there are two critical elements, input and output, where the need to align is completely eradicated, making it a great choice for those interested in long-term cost savings and efficiency.

Benefits of Alignment-Free Drives:

  • eliminates catastrophic immediate failure of input if not aligned properly
  • eliminates rapid wear of components if output is not aligned properly
  • most energy efficient of all drive types — none wasted in transmission
  • reduces need for spare parts inventory
  • bolt together construction allows for ease of installation

The Triple 500HP Alignment-Free VFD Drive (60″ belt width) pictured at right was constructed with heavy-duty structural steel and built to exact customer specification — with the addition of ceramic lagging to the pulleys and an option. Equipped with three 500HP motor bases, it produces a total of 1500HP. The Triple 500HP drive is controlled by a sophisticated Variable Frequency Drive starter to increase speed, maneuverability, and responsiveness. By using a VFD starter, longevity of the drive is attained in addition to energy and cost savings.

West River’s Alignment-Free Drives are offered in any desired belt width and horsepower/voltage required.

48BW Dual 200HP
Alignment-Free Conveyor
48BW Dual 200HP
Alignment-Free Conveyor
60BW Rebuilt
Alignment-Free Conveyor
48BW Dual 300HP Roof Mount
Alignment-Free Conveyor
48BW Dual 150HP Conveyor
and Take-Up With Guarding

Custom Overland and Underground Mining Conveyor Equipment

OVERLAND CONVEYORS

OVERLAND CONVEYORS

Cost-effective solutions for hauling aggregates like sand and gravel over long distances.

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UNDERGROUND CONVEYORS

UNDERGROUND CONVEYORS

Improve mining operations with custom conveyors that are tested for safety and reliability.

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PARTS

PARTS

An online inventory stocked with gearboxes, fluid couplings and other parts ready to be shipped.

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CONVEYOR BELTS

CONVEYOR BELTS

Avoid unplanned downtime and injuries that can arise from worn out conveyor belts.

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