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There are two main types of lines shaft drives. Cone pulley drives and non-pulley direct drives. In both types, power is transmitted the length of the machine by a line shaft, running parallel to the machine. Cone pulley drive systems, use cone-shaped pulleys and a long flat belt loop to power each section of the machine. In non-pulley direct drive systems, each section of the machine is connected to the line shaft by mechanical means. Including a gear unit driven by the line shaft that transfers power to an in-shaft. The in-shaft is connected to one of the rolls or cans in the section.