Power

Durable drive units backed by the DBS team of experienced mechanical engineers

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Power

Durable drive units backed by the DBS team of experienced mechanical engineers

5Z8A2532

Drive Units for the Power Industry

DBS Manufacturing’s clarifier drive units work in a variety of processes used by power plants, including flue-gas desulfurization, scrubber recycling, and influent water treatment. These efficient drive units are designed to reduce energy consumption while maintaining power and consistent rotation speeds. Our experienced engineers have created reliable clarifier drive units that require less maintenance than other brands, saving your company time and money over the life of the product. 

 

While there are similarities across power plant drive units, we know that your specific equipment or process might require some modifications. Our standard clarifier drive units 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.

 

Our circular drive units power a wide variety of processes common in power plants including flue-gas desulfurization, scrubber recycling, and influent water treatment.

Torque Gauge

Get the precision data you need with the DBS torque gauge. Many other designs rely on percentages or abstract “red/yellow/green” color-coding systems. Our large-diameter, stainless steel gauge accurately shows the drive’s torque in foot-pounds or Newton-meters. You can also add an 4-20 mA torque transducer for remote torque monitoring and process control in your power plant.

Bridge-Mounted Drive

Used in flue-gas desulfurization and scrubber recyclers

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 is supported by a bridge completely spanning the tank. It is typically used on tank sizes from 10 to 100 ft (3 to 30 m) in diameter.

Bridge-Mounted Dual Drive

Used in influent water treatment

Bridge Mounted Dual Drive | DBS Manufacturing

The DBS Bridge-Mounded Dual Drive has two concentric output drive drums: the rake drive and the turbine drive. The rake drive section has an external rotating drive drum with attachment points for the rake cage. The gear drive is low-speed, high-torque, and totally enclosed. It is also designed with positive overload protection. The turbine drive section is a heavy-duty, totally enclosed gear drive that runs at a higher speed. A variable speed turbine drive is standard.

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 flue-gas desulfurization and scrubber recyclers

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 influent water treatment

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.

Contact Our Engineering Team

If you have questions or want to learn more about DBS products or services, please let us know. A team member will reach out to you soon.