This tutorial shows the steps necessary to design an industrial belt conveyor.
Conveyor requirements: Length: 20 ft (6.1 m) Width: 16 in (0.0406 m), Slope: +15 degrees (rising), Load: cardboard boxes, Total load weight: 400 lbs (181.4 kg), Speed: 60 ft/min (18.3 m/min) .
Step 1: Belt selection
Step 2: Pulley and drive design
Step 3: Frame design
Step 4: Supports design
Belt applicable operational constraints: Overall length. Width. Temperature range. Food grade. Chemical resistance. Antistatic. Flammability rating. Conveying side adhesiveness. Suitable for a slider bed or carrying rollers.