Conveyor System Calculators
Conveyor System Calculators for Technicians, Engineers and Bulk Handling Operations.
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Conveyor Belt Length (Pulley Drive)  Same Pulley Diameters Calculator

Conveyor Belt Length (Pulley Drive)  Different Pulley Diameters Calculator

Conveyor Belt Length (Mid Drive)  Different Pulley Diameters Calculator

Conveyor Drive Calculator  Feet Per Rotation & Feet Per MInute

Conversion Calculator  Feet Per Minute to Meters Per Minute & Second

Belt Cleaner Drag On Belt Calculator  Belt Cleaner Drag applied to Belt
TakeUp Length Calculator
Required TakeUp Length
Conveyor Length (ft)
Belt Elongation (%)
TakeUp Length (ft)
Belt Elongation Guideline
Textile Belts  1.5%
Note:
For longdistance conveyors, dynamic startup calculations may be required, because not all elements are set in motion simultaneously, due to the elastic properties of the conveyor belt.
ft
Effective Tension
Pull needed to move belt and load horizontally
Coefficient of Friction
Product Weight (lbs)
The Coefficient of Friction Values
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
Overall Belt Weight (lbs)
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 TakeUp
Bare: 1.6 Lagged: 1.0
Gravity TakeUp
Bare: .84 Lagged: .50
Belt Wrap on Drive
220°
Pulley Screw TakeUp
Bare: 1.2 Lagged: 0.6
Gravity TakeUp
Bare: .62 Lagged: .35
Belt Wrap on Drive
240°
Pulley Screw TakeUp
Bare: 1.0 Lagged: .5
Gravity TakeUp
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 Width (inches)
Operating Tension (lbs)
lbs per inch of width
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)
ft³ per minute
ft³ per hour
TPH
Horsepower Required
Slider Bed  Horizontal Conveyors
Product Weight (lbs)
Overall Belt Weight (lbs)
The Coefficient of Friction Values
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
Coefficient of Friction
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)
The Coefficient of Friction Values
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
Coefficient of Friction
Length of Conveyor between Pulley Centers (feet)
Vertical distance from Tail to Head Pulley (feet)
Conveyor Speed (fpm)
Horsepower (hp)
hp
Conveyor Belt Speed
Feet Per Minute
Drive Pulley Outside Diameter (inches)
Revolutions Per Minute (rpm)
Calculated Conveyor Belt Speed (fpm)
fpm
Conveyor Belt Length
Same Pulley Diameters
Important: Ensure TakeUp is backed off prior to obtaining Distance between Pulley Centers measurement.
Pulley A or B Outside Diameter (inches)
Distance between Pulley Centers (inches)
Calculated Conveyor Belt Length (ft)
ft
Conveyor Belt Length
Different Pulley Diameters
Important: Ensure TakeUp is backed off prior to obtaining Distance between Pulley Centers measurement.
Pulley A  Outside Diameter (inches)
Pulley B  Outside Diameter (inches)
Distance between Pulley Centers (inches)
Calculated Conveyor Belt Length (ft)
ft
Conveyor Belt Length
Mid Drive  Gravity TakeUp
Important: Ensure TakeUp is backed off prior to obtaining Distance between Pulley C and E Centers measurement.
Pulley A  Outside Diameter (inches)
Pulley D  Outside Diameter (inches)
Pulley B  Outside Diameter (inches)
Pulley C  Outside Diameter (inches)
Distance between Pulley A & Pulley B Centers (inches)
Distance between Pulley C & Pulley E Centers (inches)
Calculated Conveyor Belt Length (ft)
ft
Pulley E  Outside Diameter (inches)
Distance between Pulley D & Pulley E Centers (inches)
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
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
Breaking Strength Calculator
EP TO PIW
Belt Code
/
PIW
PIW
Breaking Strength Calculator
PIW TO EP
Belt Code
/
EP
EP
Conversion Calculator
Inches to Feet
Inches (In Decimals)
Feet (ft)
ft
Conversion Calculator
Feet to Inches
Feet (In Decimals)
Inches (in)
in
Conversion Calculator
Imperial to Metric
Imperial Dimension (In Decimals)
Metric (mm)
mm
Conversion Calculator
Metric to Imperial
Metric Dimension (mm)
Imperial (inches)
inches
Conversion Calculator
Feet Per Minute to Meters Per Minute
&
Meters Per Second
Feet Per Minute (FPM)
Meters Per Minute
Meters Per Second
Meters Per Minute
Meters Per Second
Bearing Deflection Calculator
Shaft mounted bearing deflection calculator
Distance Between Bearing Centers (inches)
Maximum Bearing Deflection (degrees)
Distance Bearing Can Be Adjusted (inches)
inches
Belt Cleaner Drag On Belt Calculator
Drag on Conveyor Belt from Belt Cleaner
Belt Cleaner Drag (lbs per inch)
Belt Cleaner Width (inches)
Belt Cleaner Drag (lbs)
Belt Elongation Guideline
Drag Calculator Variable
Flexible Blade Cleaners  0.5 lbs
Hard Blade Cleaners  4.0 lbs
Number of Belt Cleaners
lbs