Conveyor System Calculators

Conveyor System Calculators for Technicians, Engineers and Bulk Handling Operations.
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Take-Up Length Calculator

 Required Take-Up Length
 
Conveyor Length (ft)
Belt Elongation (%)
Take-Up Length (ft)

Belt Elongation Guideline

Textile Belts - 1.5%

Note:

For long-distance conveyors, dynamic start-up calculations may be required, because not all elements are set in motion simultaneously, due to the elastic properties of the conveyor belt. 

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ft

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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)
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lbs

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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

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Tight Side Tension

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

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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)
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lbs

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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 (feet per minute)
Volume of Material (cubic feet per minute)
Volume of Material (cubic feet per hour)
Volume of Material (US Short Tons per hour)
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ft³ per minute

ft³ per hour

TPH

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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

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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

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Conveyor Belt Speed

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

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Conveyor Belt Length

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

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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) 
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ft

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Rolled Conveyor Belt Mass (Weight) Calculator

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

lbs

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Rolled Conveyor Belt Length Calculator

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

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Conveyor Drive Calculator

 
Feet Per Rotation
&
Feet Per Minute
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

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Breaking Strength Calculator

EP TO PIW
 
Belt Code

/

PIW
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PIW

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Breaking Strength Calculator

PIW TO EP
 
Belt Code

/

EP
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EP

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Conversion Calculator

Imperial to Metric
 
Imperial Dimension (In Decimals)
Metric (mm)
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mm

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Conversion Calculator

Metric to Imperial
 
Metric Dimension (mm)
Imperial (inches)
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inches

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Conversion Calculator

Feet Per Minute to Meters Per Minute
 
&
 Meters Per Second
Feet Per Minute (FPM)
Meters Per Minute 
Meters Per Second 
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Meters Per Minute

Meters Per Second

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Bearing Deflection Calculator

Shaft mounted bearing deflection calculator
 
Distance Between Bearing Centers (inches)
Maximum Bearing Deflection (degrees)
Distance Bearing Can Be Adjusted (inches)
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inches

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