### Understanding Conveyor Belt Calculations Sparks Belting

Inclined Conveyors: HP=((P x B)+(P+M)x F x S)/33,000. Effective Tension. Pull needed to move belt and load horizontally: E= F x (P+M) Tight Side Tension. Total tension to move belt and load horizontally: E 2 = E+E 1. Slack Side Tension. Additional tension required to prevent slippage on drive pulley: E 1 =E x K.