Conveyor Mass Capacity

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The Conveyor Mass or Weight Production Capacity calculator computes the total mass or weight of units of some commodity that can be processed or moved a conveyor system during a period of time.

INSTRUCTIONS: Choose units and enter the following:ConveryDensity.png

  • (n) - The number of units per square meter on the conveyor.
  • (W) - The width of conveyor
  • (TS) - The transfer speed of conveyor
  • (RT) - The total run time of the conveyor
  • (m) - The mass or weight per unit.

Conveyor Production Weight or Mass Capacity: The calculator returns the mass or weight of units processed on the conveyor in the specified time in kilograms.  However this can be automatically converted to compatible units via the pull-down menu.Conveyor.png

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The Math / Science

The Conveyor Mass Capacity equation computes the total mass of some number of units of some commodity that can be moved by a conveyor system in some amount of time.

In other words, if you were conveying something like peanuts or ping pong balls or pieces of candy via some conveyor device, this equation would tell you how much mass would be transferred by the conveyor device in a fixed amount of time.

The Inputs

Here's what you give the equation:

  • units per square meter - the number of whatever you are moving that will fit on a unit area surface of the conveyor.  So, if you are moving hot dogs or hammers or whatever, you specify the number of hot dogs or hammers or whatever that will typically lay on a square area of the conveyor.  For example, you might be able to put 25 large hot dogs on a square foot of surface or 1200 screws on a square meter of conveyor surface.
  • width of conveyor - this is just the width across the conveyor surface.
  • speed of conveyor - this is the linear rate the surface of the conveyor travels.
  • run time - this is how long you run the conveyor after which you want to know how many units of the thing you were moving were transferred to the end of the conveyor
  • mass per item - the mass of an individual item being transferred.  This assumes your items are of uniform mass or you can specify and accurate average mass per item.
The Algebraic Math

`"number units moved" = ("number of units" / "unit area") * "width of conveyor" * "speed of conveyor" * "run time" * ("mass"/"unit")`

Notice that the units help you now that you have the equation correct.  The units "cancel out" if you have built your equation properly:

`"mass transferred" = ("number of units" /"feet"^2) * "feet" * ("feet"/"minute") * "minutes" * ("kg"/"unit")`

`"mass transferred" = ("number of units" /"feet") * ("feet"/"minute") * "minutes" * ("kg"/"unit")`

`"mass transferred" = ("number of units")  * (1/"minute") * "minutes" * ("kg"/"unit")`

`"mass transferred" = ("number of units") * ("kg"/"unit")`

`"mass transferred" =  "kg"`

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