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Rulmeca Corporation Delivers Huge Motorized Pulleys

New Conveyor Drives for Two Bucket Wheel Excavators...

WILMINGTON, N.C. (March 6, 2004) —Rulmeca Corporation, a leading global manufacturer of motorized pulleys for bulk handling, recently delivered four huge Motorized Pulleys for two crawler-mounted Bucket Wheel Excavators.
A US open pit operator required a spare motorized pulley for a recently-built FAM excavator (shown in attached photograph.)  A US ship loading terminal operator required three motorized pulleys to retrofit its 40+ year old excavator with conveyor belt drives no longer available from the original manufacturer.
Each 800H (31.5” diameter) motorized pulley weighs more than two tons and delivers up to 180 HP.  “Our motorized pulleys began driving bucket wheel excavator conveyor boom and tail belts in the 1960’s, both in new installations and as retrofits,” said Rulmeca Corporation President, Mike Gawinski.
Since the drive’s motor and gearbox are enclosed within the pulley shell, Rulmeca Motorized Pulleys save valuable space on mobile equipment such as bucket wheel excavators.  And the hermetically sealed enclosure increases system reliability while the self-lubricating gearbox design reduces costly maintenance expense. Operator safety is improved by the unit’s “dead shaft” and enclosed drive design that eliminates pinch points.  And Rulmeca’s unique “external brake option” provides material hold back on pivoting conveyors such as excavator boom and tail belts (see photo insert.)
            Applications include all bulk conveyor operations. Rulmeca motorized pulleys come in a variety of standard dimensions and options to be customized depending on application.  Pulley diameters range from 8.5" to 31.5" with powers ranging from 0.5 to 180 HP. Maintenance is minimal, requiring an oil change only every 10,000 operating hours or five years of single shift operation. 
For more information about Rulmeca Corporation, please contact Mike Gawinski at 910-794-9294; or fax 910-794-9296; or write RULMECA Corporation at 6740-E Netherlands Drive, Wilmington, NC 28405.
     Rulmeca Corporation, headquartered in Wilmington, NC, was established in 2003 to serve the North American bulk materials handling industry.  The Rulmeca Group manufactures motorized pulleys and conveyor idlers for mining, processing, and transporting bulk materials such as taconite ore, phosphate rock, C&D debris, granite, and limestone.  Rulmeca production facilities are located in Italy, Germany, Canada, Spain, France, United Kingdom, Portugal, Venezuela, and Thailand. 

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