Gypsum Wallboard Manufacturing

Solutions for Gypsum Wallboard Manufacturing Applications

Gypsum Board, Wallboard, Sheetrock, Drywall... it all means one thing – a superior building product that demands precise, efficient manufacturing. Fenner Drives provides products engineered to optimize production and minimize costs by decreasing maintenance downtime and improving efficiency in even the toughest environments.

Eagle Taper Edge Band Tango High Performance Conveyor Link Belting Trackstar Belt & Chain Guides Trantorque Keyless Bushings T-Max Belt & Chain Tensioners PowerTwist Link Belting
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Conveyor Link Belting Belt & Chain


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Eagle Taper Edge BandEagle Taper Edge Band

The long-lasting, minimal stretch replacement for PVC Bands on wallboard forming lines.

Eagle Taper Edge Band
  • Lasts longer than PVC bands — fewer replacements and fewer hassles
  • Significantly increased life on lines exceeding 350'/min
  • Negligible band stretch — the same perfect impression day 1 and day 100
  • Fit and forget installation reduces labor and downtime costs
  • Say goodbye to heat cracks with temperature resistance up to 180°F (82°C)
  • Available in different thicknesses and profiles to suit your manufacturing needs


Eagle Taper Edge Band on wallboard forming line  Eagle Taper Edge Band on wallboard forming line  Eagle Taper Edge Band on wallboard forming line

Eagle Taper Edge Band Welder

Thermal splicing for a tough, seamless, flexible joint that maintains a perfect indentation; forget about using duct tape!

Eagle Taper Edge Band Welder
  • Tough, seamless, flexible joint
  • Full weld in 12 minutes
  • No board scrap generated from joint



Eagle Taper Edge Band Return Roller

Prevents surface scoring due to Eagle Taper Edge Band rubbing against worn return support brackets.

Eagle Taper Edge Band Return Roller
  • Easy to install mounting bracket with hand knob for quick adjustment and release
  • 360° adjustment for optimum positioning
  • Solid polymer plain bearing allows low-friction rotation
  • Quickly switch out rollers for periodic cleaning and virtually eliminate downtime


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TangoPOWERTWIST Move Conveyor Link Belting

Quickly and permanently replace endless polyurethane and rubber belts on feed conveyor lines.

Tango High Performance Link Belting on a Wallboard Conveyor
  • Fast, easy installation – make to length by hand, without tools
  • No welding required – no curing time, just twist and go!
  • Longer Belt Life – extremely high strength with high resistance to abrasion and unaffected by extreme temperatures -40°F to +240°F (-40°C to +115°C), water, steam, oil, grease and common industrial solvents
  • Simple Inventory Management – less money tied up in spare belting and no belt waste
  • Available in V and round profiles


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Trackstar Trackstar UHMW Belt & Chain Guides

Long-wearing belt and chain guides fight friction and reduce costs on conveyor lines.

Trackstar Belt Guides on a Gypsum Wallboard Conveyor
  • Produced using only the highest quality UHMW-PE material to ensure minimum friction and maximum wear resistance
  • Two-piece guide and channel design simplifies installation and facilitates future replacement of UHMW inserts, while allowing for thermal expansion


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Trantorque Trantorque Keyless Bushings

Single locking nut design permits quick mounting and precise axial and radial positioning of components.

Trantorque® units mounted on the bearing and sprocket support shaft of a hooker booker
  • Quick installation and removal
  • Infinite axial and radial positioning of components
  • Exceptional torque transmission
  • No special component machining required – simply straight bore the component to a very liberal tolerance
  • Same day shipping available on stock bore sizes: 1/8" - 3", 3 - 75mm


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T-Max T-Max Belt & Chain Tensioners

Available in both rotary and linear designs, T-Max eliminates manual drive re-tensioning.

T-Max® Tensioners mounted on a drying oven
  • Increases drive efficiency, achieving optimum performance
  • Reduces operating and component replacement costs
  • Constructed from high-quality materials for proven durability
  • Reduce system downtime due to periodic re-tensioning


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PowerTwist POWERTWIST Drive Belting

The long-lasting upgrade to rubber belts – engineered to handle the demands of the harsh environments found in gypsum manufacturing applications.

PowerTwist Fan Application
  • Easy, fast installation – belts are made to the required length by hand and roll on to the drive without dismantling drive system components
  • Longer belt life – extremely high strength and low elongation under load results in increased belt longevity and durability
  • Reduce inventory – eliminate the need to purchase and inventory numerous belt lengths
  • Harsh environments – highly resistant to abrasive dirt and dust, water, oils, grease, common industrial solvents, and extreme temperatures of -40°F to +240°F (-40°C to +116°C)
  • Belt Selection – available in Z/10, 3L, A/13, B/17, C/22, and D32 classical profiles (red) and 3V, 5V, SPZ, SPA, and SPB metric wedge profiles (blue) to cover all of your drives
  • No change in set-up – drops right in to standard pulleys


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