Conveyor Systems and Terminals | Conveyor Terminals
Joy Drives


  • Designed for your specific application
  • Have designed and supplied conveyor systems with up to 10,000 connected horsepower
  • Designed for optimal availability and reliability
  • Utilized in some of the most productive material handling applications

The drive section is one of the most important terminal components in a conveyor system and should be carefully selected to ensure the arrangement is suited to the application. Proper drive selection varies depending on many factors, including:

  • Operating environment
  • Maintenance expertise (hydraulic vs. electrical)
  • Overall power requirements

The goal is to provide a drive package that is controllable and friendly to the system from a starting and load sharing standpoint, thereby protecting the conveyor belt and the many components that make up the conveyor system. Too much stress on the belt or conveyor components can result in extended downtime and lost production. A system that allows a repeatable, linear time ramp during start-up, and can balance load distribution, offers the most protection for your conveyor system.

Our team will work with you to determine the best technology for your application, or assist with complete system design.

Single pulley type drive

The single pulley type drive is available for low horsepower conveyors.

Skid-mounted drive/take-up

The skid-mounted drive/take-up is a single unit that provides the necessary power for your conveyor system, while maintaining proper belt tensions. The skid-mounted design provides mobility options for frequent moves and relocations.

Adjustable boom type drive

The adjustable boom type drive is highly portable and can be furnished as a head drive or a tandem pulley skid configuration.

Remote drive

Our remote drives are most frequently used in permanent installations and have the following available drive trains:

  • Single
  • Dual
  • Triple
  • Quadruple

In addition, the remote drives are available in these pulley arrangements:

  • Tandem drive pulleys
  • Four-pulley arrangement

Tripper booster drive

Tripper booster drives provide smooth start-up and shutdown operations with full-tension control on extremely long, single-flight conveyors. Tripper booster drives are able to respond to varying load conditions, while maintaining a stable operating system. Tripper booster drive systems are available in two-pulley and four-pulley versions. Custom-designed arrangements are available.

These drives can have a significant impact on reducing downtime and improving productivity.

Contact Us

P O Box 400

438 Industrial Drive

Winfield AL  35594

United States