IMPROVED EFFICIENCY AND REDUCED COST BY DESIGN

For over 40 years, DBS Manufacturing has designed and manufactured low-speed, high-torque equipment and customized drive units backed by a comprehensive warranty and unmatched customer service. Our durable drive heads minimize energy consumption, reduce maintenance requirements, and last for years. With our flexible, customer-first process, you’ll get the exact component you need for your application.

Browse our full line of precision-designed, high-performance drive units and other products by industry or application.

Browse our full line of precision-designed, high-performance drive units and other products by industry or application.

IMPROVED EFFICIENCY AND REDUCED COST BY DESIGN

For over 40 years, DBS Manufacturing has designed and manufactured low-speed, high-torque equipment and customized drive units backed by a comprehensive warranty and unmatched customer service. Our durable drive heads minimize energy consumption, reduce maintenance requirements, and last for years. With our flexible, customer-first process, you’ll get the exact component you need for your application.

RETROFIT SOLUTIONS

DBS builds direct bolt-in replacements for nearly all major manufacturers' drive units, including Dorr-Oliver, Horsbugh-Scott, Amwell, National-Hydro, EIMCO, FMC, and Envirex. With a new easy-to-install DBS drive, you get the best warranty in the industry, lower maintenance costs, higher reliability, and our unmatched customer-first service.

ENGINEERING EXPERTISE AT YOUR SERVICE

Our team of mechanical engineers bring years of experience combined with advanced technical and industry knowledge to provide our customers with innovative, customized and cost-effective solutions to their processing system challenges. We are eager to answer questions about our products and services, assess your system requirements, and recommend the right product for your application.

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

DBS is committed to offering robust product support and an array of services to quickly and efficiently solve your equipment challenges and ensure your processing systems continue to run smoothly.

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DBS MEETS THE CHALLENGE OF EXTENDING ITS LARGE INDUSTRIAL DRIVE

Earlier this year, DBS shipped a large pier mounted drive unit to a copper mining company. This is the biggest pier-mount drive unit with a lift that DBS company has ever built in its 40-year history. The machine, a D120-HH6-L, measures 139" x 139" x 140" tall and weighs over 60 tons. It has continuous and maximum torque ratings of 5.4 million ft.lbs (7.32 million N.m) and 10.8 million ft.lbs (14.64 million N.m), respectively. The model also features a 500-ton lift.

 

The order came from an existing customer  who has used our 104" and 80" versions of this type of drive units before and was impressed with the design, product quality, and our customer service. After comparing proposals from our competitors, they decided to place an order with DBS again, this time for a 120" version with 6 pinions.

 

Due to the unit's size and weight, we faced some unique design challenges, ranging from weight handling to component availability. We drew on our vast experience, familiarity with many quality vendors, and advanced engineering tools to develop solutions to meet every challenge. We upgraded two cranes by doubling their capacities, built a ramp to extend the shop floor surface to the outside of the building for crane access and developed three hydraulic manifolds for high flow and hydraulic component integration.

 

This machine shares many product features common to all DBS machines and that almost all our mining and other industrial customers require. These features include: 2.7 service factor on the drive train component, 4-point contact forged steel gear-bearing, high-efficiency gear train design and low maintenance requirement.