# Conveyor belt Motor Power Calculation

• 06-11-2017, 04:31 AM
ahmed_shawki
Conveyor belt Motor Power Calculation
Hello Designer,

I need to know if my calculation is correct or not for my belt conveyor used to transport tobacco product.

Belt length = 34m
Belt width = 1000 mm
load due to belt =1.8kg/m2
idler spacing = 0.51 m
load due to convoyed material is 15 Kg/m ...
[I]H= 1.2m[/I]
i used this formula:
[B][I]Tb[/I][/B][I] = 1.37*f*L*g*[2*mi+ (2*mb + mm)*cos (δ)] + (H*g*mm)

Tb is in [B]Newton[/B].

f = Coefficient of friction
L = Conveyor length in meters. Conveyor length is approximately half of the total belt length. =34 m
g = Acceleration due to gravity = 9.81 m/sec[SUP]2[/SUP]
mi = Load due to the idlers in [B]Kg/m[/B]. = 117.6
mb = Load due to belt in [B]Kg/m. =1.8 kg/m[/B]
mm = Load due to the conveyed materials in [B]Kg/m. = 15 kg/m[/B]
δ = Inclination angle of the conveyor in [B]Degree. zero[/B]
H = vertical height of the conveyor in [B]meters. 1.2 m[/B]
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[LIST][*][B]Load due to idlers (mi): T[/B]his can be calculated as below:[/LIST]

[B]mi [/B]= (mass of a set of idlers) / (idlers spacing)
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[B][I]Pp [/I][/B][I]= (Tb*V)/1000

i found Tb= 3934.10 N
and power will be P=5.9 kw if speed 1.5 m/s this right ?!

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