Conveyor System Calculators

Conveyor System Calculators for Technicians, Engineers and Bulk Handling Operations.
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Effective Tension

 
(Pull needed to move belt and load horizontally)
Coefficient of Friction
Product Weight (lbs)
Overall Belt Weight (lbs)

The Coefficient of Friction Values

Belt Steel of Aluminum Metal Rollers

Friction surface on pulley side

.30 to .35 - .10 to .15

Bare duck on pulley side

.20 to .25 - .10 to .15

Cover on pulley side

.50 to .55 - .10 to .15

Effective Tension (lbs)

lbs

Slack Side Tension

(Additional tension required to prevent slippage on drive pulley)
 
Effective Tension (lbs)
Drive Factor "K"- select from tables below

Belt Wrap on Drive

180°

Pulley Screw Take-Up

Bare: 1.6  Lagged: 1.0

Gravity Take-Up

Bare: .84  Lagged: .50

Belt Wrap on Drive

220°

Pulley Screw Take-Up

Bare: 1.2  Lagged: 0.6

Gravity Take-Up

Bare: .62  Lagged: .35

Belt Wrap on Drive

240°

Pulley Screw Take-Up

Bare: 1.0  Lagged: .5

Gravity Take-Up

Bare: .54  Lagged: .30

Slack Side Tension (lbs)

lbs

Tight Side Tension

(Total tension to move belt and load horizontally)
 
Effective Tension (lbs)
Slack Side Tension (lbs)
Tight Side Tension (lbs)

lbs

Operating Tension

(Determines the working strength of the belt to handle the job on per inch of width basis)
 
Tight Side Tension (lbs)
 Overall Belt Weight (lbs)
Operating Tension (lbs)

lbs

Conveyor Flow Rate (ft³)

 
(Determines the volume of material moved within one minute and one hour)
Material Width on Belt (inches)
Material Height on Belt (inches)
Conveyor Speed (fpm)
Volume of Material (cubic feet per minute)
Volume of Material (cubic feet per hour)

ft³ per minute

ft³ per hour

Horsepower Required

(Slider Bed - Horizontal Conveyors)
 
Product Weight (lbs)
Overall Belt Weight (lbs)
Coefficient of Friction

The Coefficient of Friction Values

Belt Steel of Aluminum Metal Rollers

Friction surface on pulley side

.30 to .35 - .10 to .15

Bare duck on pulley side

.20 to .25 - .10 to .15

Cover on pulley side

.50 to .55 - .10 to .15

Length of Conveyor between Pulley Centers (feet)
Conveyor Speed (fpm)
Horsepower (hp) 

hp

Horsepower Required

(Slider Bed - Inclined Conveyors)
 
Product Weight (lbs)
Overall Belt Weight (lbs)
Coefficient of Friction

The Coefficient of Friction Values

Belt Steel of Aluminum Metal Rollers

Friction surface on pulley side

.30 to .35 - .10 to .15

Bare duck on pulley side

.20 to .25 - .10 to .15

Cover on pulley side

.50 to .55 - .10 to .15

Length of Conveyor between Pulley Centers (feet)
Vertical distance from Tail to Head Pulley (feet)
Conveyor Speed (fpm)
Horsepower (hp) 

hp

Conveyor Belt Speed

 
Drive Pulley Outside Diameter (inches)
Revolutions Per Minute (rpm)
Calculated Conveyor Belt Speed (fpm) 

fpm

Conveyor Belt Length

(Head Pulley & Tail Pulley with same diameters)
 
Pulley Outside Diameter (inches)
Distance between Pulley Centers (inches)
Calculated Conveyor Belt Length (ft) 

ft

Conveyor Belt Length

(Head Pulley & Tail Pulley with different diameters)
 
Head Pulley Outside Diameter (inches)
Tail Pulley Outside Diameter (inches)
Distance between Pulley Centers (inches)
Calculated Conveyor Belt Length (ft) 

ft

Rolled Conveyor Belt Mass (Weight) Calculator

 
Rolled Conveyor Belt Outside Diameter (inches)
Conveyor Belt Width (inches)
Calculated Conveyor Belt Mass (lbs) 

lbs

Rolled Conveyor Belt Length Calculator

 
Conveyor Belt Outside Diameter (inches)
Internal Hole Diameter (inches)
Belt Thickness (inches)
Calculated Conveyor Belt Length (ft) 

ft

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Conveyor Drive Calculator

 
Motor Sheave (#1) Outside Diameter (inches)
Motor Output Shaft Diameter (inches)
Motor Shaft To Sheave Ratio
Motor rpm
Motor Sheave (#1) - Output Speed
Speed Reducer Sheave (#2) Outside Diameter (inches)
Velocity Ratio
Speed Reducer Sheave (#2) Output Speed
Gearbox Ratio (1 : 2 , enter the reduction e.g. 2) 
Gearbox Output Speed (rpm)
Head Pulley Diameter (inches)
Head Pulley Diameter (feet)
Head Pulley Radius  (feet)
Calculated Conveyor Speed (ft per rotation)

fpr

Calculated Conveyor Speed (ft per minute)

fpm