Belt Speed

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The Speed of a Belt calculator computes the speed at which a linear length of belt travels around a pulley  based on the diameter (D)  of the pulley and the rotation rate (R).BeltSpeed-illustration.pngBelt

INSTRUCTIONS: Choose units and enter the following:

  • (D) Diameter of the pulley
  • (RPM) Rotation Rate of the pulley

Belt Speed (BS): The calculator computes the belt speed (BS) in meters per second.  However, this can be automatically converted to other velocity units via the pull-down menu.

The Math

The formula for the speed of the belt  is: 

               BS = (D •π • R)/(2π)  = ½•D•RPM

where:

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References

  • Handyman In~Your~Pocket page 42 :(Young and Glover)2012 published by Sequoia Publishing Inc of Littleton, Colorado, U.S.A.

 

 

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