Central Drive 

A Hubert central drive for retrofits & new builds

Hubert manufactures central drive systems for clarifiers & thickeners  (also called industrial drive or cage drive) which are used in municipal & industrial water treatment plants.

As a respected worldwide supplier of waste water treatment equipment, Hubert provides drive units with outstanding performance under most hostile environmental conditions. Decades of experience helps us to design and produce our products in our own manufacturing facility in the Netherlands.

As manufacturer of clarifiers and thickeners applied for liquid-solids separation, Hubert is able to supply complete installations including drives based on your custom specifications.

central drive system - waste water treatment - Hubert
waste water treatment plant - Hubert

Hubert – Waste Water Treatment

High quality equipment with a very long lifetime

Hubert supplies high quality (sub)installations applied in municipal and industrial waste water treatment plants. Our installations are of high quality and offer a long service life.  

In addition to the clarifiers shown on this page, we also offer also a selection of our coarse screens to the waste water treatment market.

You will find our projects in both new construction (EPC) projects and renovation & optimization of existing water intakes.

Hubert – Waste Water Treatment

High quality equipment with a very long lifetime

Hubert supplies high quality (sub)installations applied in municipal and industrial waste water treatment plants. Our installations are of high quality and offer a long service life. 

In addition to the clarifiers shown on this page, we also offer also a selection of our coarse screens to the waste water treatment market.

You will find our projects in both new construction (EPC) projects and renovation & optimization of existing water intakes.

waste water treatment plant - Hubert

Central Drive or Cage Drive

Our central drives are robuust and have a long service life

A Hubert central drive mechanism (also called industrial drive or cage drive) is used for clarifiers & thickeners applied and rests on a stationary column mounted in the center of the sedimentation tank. A half or full-span bridge then attaches to the robust housing of the drive unit.

Central Drive or Cage Drive

Our central drives are robuust and have a long service life

A Hubert central drive mechanism (also called industrial drive or cage drive) is used for clarifiers & thickeners applied and rests on a stationary column mounted in the center of the sedimentation tank. A half or full-span bridge then attaches to the robust housing of the drive unit.

Central Drive System - Hubert - waste water treatment
central drive system - waste water treatment - Hubert
central drive system - waste water treatment - Hubert

Design & Construction

This column-mounted central drive system provides the rotational force necessary to turn the rake arms in a circular basin through a center cage mechanism, transporting settled solids to the center of the sedimentation tank for removal.

The drive mechanism assembly is mounted on the center column of a sedimentation tank and secured by anchor bolts. The drive mechanism consists of a reduction unit, an integral geared slewing ring and a drive pinion. The steel fabricated housing is protected by a special industrial coating. The drive mechanism is fixed on the center column, whilst the geared slewing ring is attached to the rotating raking mechanism.

The pinion is made from heat-hardened carbon-steel and is mounted on the solid output shaft on the gearbox. The pinion bearings are mounted within the gearbox, preventing any misalignment between the gearbox and reduction unit.

Geared slewing ring and pinion within the housing run in an oil bath, which is provided with a seal to prevent contamination. An oil collecting box, level gauge, inspection cover, desiccant breather and drain valve are provided.

 

New & Overhaul Projects

Hubert is able to design and produce central drive units for your specific application, for refurbishments and new builds. We are strong in tailoring a drive to your existing situation and in renovation projects we can design a new drive that completely replaces the old drive. Hubert manufactures central drive units in his own factory. We can also install and mount your drive on site.

Features & Benefits

  • Complete package, clarifier or thickener with central drive unit
  • Custom build by in-house engineering and production
  • High quality (incl. ATAX & CE) for a reliable and long service life
  • Worldwide service from our experienced service team
  • Low OPEX, competitive pricing

Applications

A central drive system can be used for tanks with a diameter up to 50 m. We supply retrofits for Dorr-Oliver, Eimco, Westech and comparable drives.

In-house design, engineering & manufacturing!

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Our Clients

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