Direct Drive Blowers or Belt-Driven Blowers?
Belt driven or direct drive? That is the blower construction question. What are the advantages of belt driven blowers over direct drive blowers, if any? Let’s quickly review the difference. Direct drive blowers are blowers in which the motor that controls the rotation of fan blades is connected directly to the rotor shaft or fan axle. This means that the fan blades will spin at the same speed as the motor’s rotation. A belt driven blower features a motor that is not directly connected to whatever equipment the fan’s blades or impellers may be mounted on. Instead, one or more belts are used to connect the motor to the moving parts of the fan.