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Design of a conveyor

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  1. Apr 7, 2010 #1
    Dear friends,
    I have a problem to design a belt conveyor. Details are as follows.
    total Length 1m
    loads: This conveyor to be carry soaps weight of 85grams each.
    There are 10 soaps on the conveyor at any given time.
    Soaps are fallen on to the moving conveyor belt from a height of 300mm 7 then it should be traveled along the whole length of the conveyor.
    Speed at which soaps are to be traveled = 0.5 m/s

    please kindly propose the size of the suitable roller size and the Motor Specification with calculations.
    Because i have to submit design calculations to go ahead with the job.

    thanks in advance.
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  3. Apr 7, 2010 #2
    i guess you should be worried about your belt tension value as u said soap weight is 85 g so its very small value you will need a small motor with 2 pullies one is driver and the other on the first roller
    and two rollers 1 is driver and other is driven
    the size of roller axe could be 25 mm it will be very durable and use simple ball bearing as 6205 thats all i think u can assume and dun be afraid this is not such a heavy duety application
  4. Apr 7, 2010 #3
    Thanks Friend..
    But have to worry much about the calculation..
    If you have the theory behind this pls send to me..
  5. Apr 7, 2010 #4


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    Hi Asela,

    I think you've misunderstood the purpose of these sub-forums. The volunteers here "help" with problems, they don't do your work for you. It's quite a bit of work to come up with a design for any system so you'll need to do the bulk of the work first, then present your calculations, and then ask for specific help.

  6. Apr 12, 2010 #5
    Thank you very much for your comment.. But what i wanted was not the thing you have mentioned.
    I need to know the theories behind the determining the most suitable motor for the conveyor. Not the calculation.
    If somebody can just guide me to a starting point, im very grateful to him. (Ex. You first consider the motion of the belt and apply this equation... )

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