NSW-based Brain Industries has launched its new range of custom designed conveyor pulleys including drive pulleys and non-drive pulleys.

Brain’s managing director, Gillian Summers, said its Newcastle pulley manufacturing centre will benefit a range of industries, including port facilities, underground coal mines, open cut mines, hard rock mines, coal loading facilities, overland conveyors, tunnelling projects, food and grain handling and quarries.

She said conveyor pulleys are an essential component of belt conveyor systems which is why selecting a quality, Australian made product is essential to ensure conveyor systems’ performance and reliability. Pulleys provide the drive and tension to move a conveyor belt – essential in the process of handling materials such as minerals, grain, packages, and even people.

“Brain has invested significantly in new equipment so that every engineering and testing activity can be carried out on site,” Ms Summers said.

Brain meets the requirements of ISO 9001. Its pulley shells and end discs are made from certified steel plate.

“Welds are full penetration ultrasonically tested and magnetic particle tested to industry standards. All pulley weldments are thermally stress relieved,” Ms Summers said.


“Our conveyor pulleys are made from high quality Australian materials which means they are built to last and operate in tough conditions.”

The pulleys will be made at Brain’s Newcastle engineering workshop, which will also include a pulley refurbishment service.

“Refurbishing pulleys locally can save businesses significant time and money, extending the life of important infrastructure.

“Our refurbishment services include: complete pulley strip down and cleaning of parts, removal of old pulley lagging, non-destructive testing of the shaft and shell, re-machining, relagging, re-assembly as well as testing and certification,” Ms Summers said.

Brain also manufactures a range of other conveyor products including pulley lagging and ceramic wear liners.