Mineral Processing

Technically advanced solutions for the steel and mining industry backed by our experienced team of fabricators and engineers

5Z8A2460

Mineral Processing

Technically advanced solutions for the steel and mining industry backed by our experienced team of fabricators and engineers

5Z8A2460

Mining and Steel

DBS Manufacturing drive units are designed to work effectively in a wide variety of steel and mining industry processes. Our products produce consistent rotation speeds in all environments while minimizing energy consumption. In addition, our engineers focus on increasing reliability while reducing required maintenance, saving your mineral processing company time and money over the life of the product.

 

Our flexible, customer-first engineering process ensures you get a component that will work for your industry and your specific processes. Our products are in use in processes such as thickened tailings disposal and the creation of paste thickener tailings. Our standard products work on a wide variety of components, and we can easily modify standard design drives to give you an optimal component at a reduced cost.

 

Drive units power a wide variety of mineral processing activities. Mining applications include coal fines tailing thickeners and paste thickeners. Steel processing applications include blast furnace scrubber recyclers, BOP thickeners, hot strip mill recyclers, and water recyclers.

Torque Gauge

Get the precision data you need with the DBS torque gauge, which comes standard on every drive unit. Our large-diameter, stainless steel gauge accurately shows the drive’s torque in foot-pounds or Newton-meters. No more guessing based on abstract color systems or percentages — you get the exact numbers you need to determine how your unit is performing. Add an optional 4-20 mA torque transducer for remote torque monitoring and process control.

Bridge-Mounted Drive

Used in blast furnace scrubber recyclers, BOP thickeners, hot strip mill recyclers, scrubber recyclers, water recyclers, coal fines tailings thickeners, and paste thickeners

Bridge Mounted Drive | DBS Manufacturing

The DBS Bridge-Mounted Drive is a low-speed, high-torque, totally enclosed gear drive with positive overload protection. The drive unit has a central output shaft to drive the rakes, and it is supported by a bridge completely spanning the tank. It is typically used on tank sizes from 10 ft to 100 ft (3 m to 30 m) in diameter.

Bridge-Mounted Dual Drive

Used in blast furnace scrubber recyclers, BOP thickeners, hot strip mill recyclers, scrubber recyclers, water recyclers, coal fines tailings thickeners, and paste thickeners

Bridge Mounted Dual Drive | DBS Manufacturing

The DBS Bridge-Mounted Drive is a low-speed, high-torque, totally enclosed gear drive with positive overload protection. The XS-Series and XD-Series drive units are specifically designed for solid contact clarifiers with a full-span bridge and a drive shaft. The drive unit has a central output shaft to drive the rakes, and it is supported by a bridge completely spanning the tank. It is typically used on tank sizes from 10 ft to 100 ft (3 m to 30 m) in diameter.

Hyperbolic Mixer

Used in anaerobic flocculation

Hyperbolic Mixer | DBS Manufacturing

The DBS Hyperbolic Mixer rotor is specifically designed to operate at the bottom of a mixing basin where the rotor will efficiently draw water down and discharge it in a horizontal direction. This induced flow will circulate the water in the tank from bottom to top to maintain all solids in suspension. DBS Hyperbolic Mixers are available in configurations from 1 HP (0.75 kW) to 30 HP (22 kW). We also build custom Hyperbolic Mixers for industrial applications.

Agitators

Used in kraft processes and lime mud agitators

M Series Drive Unit | DBS Manufacturing

DBS Manufacturing M-Series Drive Units are powered by high-efficiency, severe-duty, inverter duty-rated electric motors up to 100 HP. Drive units also come with high-efficiency, severe-duty gear reducers with a high service factor for reliable, long life. 

 

To protect your equipment in harsh environments, we offer a wide variety of corrosion prevention methods, including galvanizing, stainless steel, brass, and a variety of coatings.

Mixers and Flocculators

Used in flocculation, suspension, homogenization, and subsurface aeration

Mixers and Flocculators | DBS Manufacturing

DBS Manufacturing provides custom solutions for many unique flocculator and mixer applications for a variety of industries. Flocculators, agitators, and mixers are made for OEM applications and to retrofit existing equipment. They are easy to install and require minimal maintenance.

 

All DBS Manufacturing mixers and flocculators are powered by high-efficiency, severe-duty, inverter duty-rated electric motors up to 100 HP. They also come with high-efficiency, severe-duty gear reducers with a high service factor for reliable, long life.

Pier-Mounted Drive

Used in blast furnace scrubber recyclers, BOP thickeners, hot strip mill recyclers, scrubber recyclers, water recyclers, coal fines tailings thickeners, and paste thickeners

pier mounted drive | DBS Manufacturing

The DBS Pier-Mounted Drive is a low-speed, high-torque, totally enclosed gear drive with positive output torque overload protection. The drive unit has an external rotating drive drum with attachment points for the rake cage. It is supported by a column in the center of the tank, and tank sizes typically range from 40 ft to 300 ft (12 m to 100 m) in diameter.

Pier-Mounted Dual Drive

Used in blast furnace scrubber recyclers, BOP thickeners, hot strip mill recyclers, scrubber recyclers, water recyclers, coal fines tailings thickeners, and paste thickeners

Pier-Mounted Dual Drive | DBS Manufacturing

DBS Pier-Mounted Dual Drive units have two concentric output drive drums. The rake drive section is a low-speed, high-torque, totally enclosed gear drive with positive overload protection. The turbine drive section is a heavy-duty, higher speed, totally enclosed gear drive. The variable speed turbine drive comes standard. The Pier-Mounted Dual Drive unit has an external rotating drive drum with attachment points for the rake cage.

Rake-Lifting Mechanism

Used in blast furnace scrubber recyclers, BOP thickeners, hot strip mill recyclers, scrubber recyclers, water recyclers, coal fines tailings thickeners, and paste thickeners

Rake Lifting Mechanism | DBS Manufacturing

Almost all DBS drive units can be provided with a lifting mechanism that can raise and lower the rakes up to 36 inches (900 mm). Rake lifts operate by raising the output shaft into the drive unit on S-series models and raising the entire drive unit on D-Series models. The lift mechanism is fully contained within the drive unit.

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