Used Conveyor Drives

JM industrial buys and sells the best quality surplus and used conveyor drives from leading manufacturers in various specifications. The list consists of top brands such as Triple S Dynamics, Dodge, Falk, Sew-Eurodrive, and many more. Browse our inventory for detail information.

Conveyor drives are mechanical devices that power the movement of conveyor systems or belts, facilitating efficient maneuver of equipment or products in various manufacturing units, logistics, and mining. Also, they control vector and motion-related aspects of conveyor belts, such as speed, direction, and torque. Today, conveyor drives are available in different types, each tailored to specific applications based on factors, including distance of transportation, required speed, load capacity, and more. If you are interested in conveyor drives for your application, JM Industrial is a one-stop solution for you. If you have any questions, please contact us.

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How Does Conveyor Drives Work?

Conveyor drives plays a crucial role in enhancing productivity and streamlining material handling processes across industries. Conveyor drives are powered by electric motors, transmitting mechanical power to the conveyor belt system for efficient transportation of goods. The working principle of these drives involves converting electrical energy into mechanical motion. Initially, the conveyor drive motor generates rotational force transferred to the components. Variable speed drives take control over the conveyors speed, optimizing the process for different loads and operational requirements. Safety features such as overload protection mechanisms and emergency stops are incorporated to ensure secure and smooth functioning of conveyor drives.

Types of Conveyor Drives

Here are some types of conveyor drives we offer.

  • Conveyor Belt Drives:They are mechanical systems designed to supply power between two rotating shafts. They are widely employed for their versatility, simplicity, and cost effectiveness. Belt drives come in two types – flat belt drives and V-belt drives. Flat belts are simple and ideal for lightweight systems and over short distances. Conversely, V-belts provide more traction and are suitable for higher torque applications.
  • Conveyor Chain Drives:They are employed in applications with insufficient belt drives, such as conveying heavy materials or operating in harsh environments. They are known for their robustness, high load-carrying capacity, and durability. They are preferred for heavy-duty applications and long-distance conveying. 
  • Conveyor Gear Drives:As the name implies, they use gears to transmit motion and power between two rotating shafts. They consist of meshing gears with different sizes, allowing the adjustment of torque, speed, and direction of rotation. These drives find uses across industry segments due to their efficiency, precision, versatility, and more.
  • Sprocket Drives:These conveyor drives use toothed wheels or gears to transfer power and motion between rotating shafts. These gears are used along with chains for transmitting heavy loads over long distances. They are used in applications such as motorcycles, conveyor systems, bicycles, and other machinery where a reliable and robust power transmission method is essential.
  • Direct Drives:They are directly connected to the driven load without an intermediary transmission mechanism such as gears, belts, or chains. This design eliminates the inherent energy losses and complexities that arise in traditional transmission components.
  • Pneumatic Drives:In this system, compressed air is supplied to a pneumatic actuator, where the expansion of the air generates rotary motion. The actuator is connected to the load or mechanism that needs to be driven. They are designed to drive conveyor belts when electrical drives do not work well. 
  • Screw Conveyor Drives:These drives are crucial in industries demanding efficient handling and transportation of products are essential, such as food processing, mining, agriculture, and so on. They facilitate the movement of bulk materials through a rotating helical screw blade contained within a tube or trough. Any power source drives the screw, and its rotational movement propels materials along the conveyor.

The selection of the right conveyor drives depends on several factors such as load capacity, speed, environmental conditions, and so on. At JM Industrial, we offer high-quality used screw conveyor drives from top manufacturers.

Why Consider Used and Surplus Conveyor Drives for Your Applications?

Opting for used conveyor drives can be practical and cost-effective for many reasons. How? The following pointers will help you understand this.

  • One of the great benefits of considering used conveyor drives is their affordability. They are more affordable than buying new ones. This saved cost can be utilized for other segments of the business. 
  • Used conveyor drives are readily available, allowing for quicker procurement than waiting for a new drive to be delivered.
  • Choosing used equipment promotes sustainability by extending the lifespan of existing machinery. Also, it reduces the demand for new manufacturing and required sources, which can have environmental benefits. It also saves power consumption.
  • Assessing the operational history and performance of used conveyor drives is possible. If a conveyor drive has been reliable in its previous application, it may offer similar performance in your setup.
  • The initial depreciation value of new equipment is higher than subsequent depreciation. By purchasing used drives, you may experience less depreciation over time.
  • When it comes to expansion, finding used conveyor drives can be easier than integrating new ones with older components.
  • In some scenarios where the conveyor drive does not perform as expected or fails, having a used one for immediate replacement is a great option. It minimizes downtime and keep your operations running smoothly.
  • You can access all the relevant information about the equipments condition, maintenance history, and any repairs made. This transparency allows buyers to make firm decisions.

Why Approach JM Industrial for Used Conveyor Drives?

JM Industrial is a reliable industry player for used conveyor drives for several compelling reasons. 

  • The company has established a solid reputation for offering good quality pre-owned industrial equipment. This ensures that customers receive products that are in good working condition.
  • Our team of experts performs inspection and quality assurance processes for used conveyor drives before being offered for sale. This includes testing, refurbishment if required, and documentation of the equipments condition.
  • JM Industrial stocks a comprehensive inventory of used screw conveyor drive shafts to meet stringent application requirement. This gives clients more options to choose from based on their specific needs.
  • JM Industrial is known for its irrevocable commitment to customer satisfaction. The company strives for excellent service, including prompt shipping and responsive customer support. This dedication helps them build strong and long-lasting relationships with their clients. 
  • By offering used industrial equipment, the company provides a cost-effective solution for businesses looking to optimize their material handling without compromising quality.
  • We also offer the required accessories along with the equipment.

Applications of Conveyor Drives

Here are some typical applications of our conveyor drives. 

  • Airports
  • Textile
  • Agriculture
  • Automotive
  • Wood and Paper 
  • Recycling Facilities
  • Mining and Quarrying
  • Food and Beverage Industry
  • Warehouse and Distribution
  • Manufacturing and Production

Conveyor Drives Installation Tips 

It is essential to pay attention to details while installing conveyor drives. Here are some critical installation tips for conveyor drives.

  • The first and most important thing is to refer to the manufacturer’s manual for specific guidelines and instructions. Follow their specific recommendations to avoid hassles.
  • Make sure that the installation site is clear and obstruction free. Also, check for alignment and elevation of the conveyor frame.
  • Ensure all components are precisely aligned, including pulleys, gears, and sprockets. Misalignment of any can lead to increased vibration, wear, damage, and more. 
  • Leveling the conveyor bed on an uneven surface can cause the conveyor belt to drift or misalign, affecting the drives overall performance.
  • Install proper guarding to prevent access to moving parts and enhance safety. Also, follow safety regulations and guidelines to protect personnel from potential hazards.
  • If the drive involves electrical components, properly manage the cable to avoid interference with moving parts.
  • Lubricate bearings per the manufacturer’s recommendations to ensure smooth and efficient operation. 
  • Conduct thorough testing and commissioning before full operation. Check for any abnormal noises, vibrations, or other issues with tracking. Test emergency stop systems to ensure quick response in case of a malfunction.
  • Perform a regular maintenance schedule for the conveyor drive system, checking for wear, lubrication, proper tension, and alignment. Regular maintenance can prevent unexpected breakdowns and improve the lifespan of the system.
  • Train the personnel involved in the operation and maintenance of the conveyor system. Also, keep detailed records of the installation, maintenance, and any modifications to the conveyor drive system. 

JM Industrial is a one-stop solution to purchase or sell used industrial equipment. For any technical or pricing inquiries, feel free to reach out to our experts. Our team gathers and assesses your requirements, dedicating themselves to providing optimal solutions.


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