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Screw Conveyor Calculator

Project: Project #1
Conveyor: Conveyor #1
Date: 8/5/2017 Drive Sizing Torque Requirements
1,250.0 lb/min Factors Reducer efficiency 85%
75,000 lb/hr Diameter (in) 10 37 Gear reduction 13.1 : 1
Production Rate 37.50 ton/hr Bearing Type Wood 1.7 Adjusted HP 4.51
25.00 ft3/min Loading 15% 30% 45% 95% 177 ft*lb
Flight Type Torque
1,500 ft3/hr Standard 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 2,129 in*lb
Density 50 lb/ft3 Paddles/Flt 0 1
Material Factor 1.5

Screw Fill level 45% Friction HP 0.21


ScrewDiameter 10 in
Flighting 1 Loading 15% 30% 45% 95%
Conveying Efficiency 91% Estimate Material HP 2.81 2.81 2.81 2.81
Conveyor Length 25.0 ft Total HP 3.84 3.84 3.84 3.84
Theoretical Capy. @ 1 RPM 0.20 ft /min
3

Design Capy. @ 1 RPM 0.19 ft3/min Inclined screws


Theoretical Capy. @ 1 RPM 12.27 ft3/hr Rise 0.0 ft
Design Capy. @ 1 RPM 11.23 ft /hr
3
Conveyor angle 0.0
Required Speed 133.6 RPM Efficiency factor 100.0%
Added HP 0.000 HP

LEGEND Note:
This spreadsheet is based on formulas and values in
User Inputs Catalogue 3000 by Martin Sprocket and Gear Inc.
Intermediate Results
Final Results

362409035.xlsx 08/05/2017
Bearing Bearing
Diameter Factors Bearing Type
Factor Class Modif
Diameter
Factor Ball 1 I
(in)
Flight Type
* Bronze, oil-
4 12 1.7 II
impregnated
Cut and
6 18 *Graphite Bronze 1.7 II
Folded Flight

9 31 *Hard Iron 4.4 IV Cut Flight

10 37 *Hard-Surfaced 4.4 IV Ribbon Flight

12 55 *Nylon 2 III Standard


*Plastic, graphite-
14 78 2 III *Not Recommended
impregnated
16 106 *Teflon 2 III
18 135 Babbit 1.7 II Conveyors With Paddles
20 165 Bronze 1.7 II Paddles Per
24 235 Nylon 1.7 II Pitch

Plastic, laminated
1.7 II 0
fabric-base

Wood 1.7 II 1

*Non-Lubricated 2
3
4
* Std. paddles at 45 reverse pitch
Modified Flight Factors

Conveyor Loading

15 30 45 95

Not Not
1.5 1.7
Recommended Recommended
Not
1.1 1.15 1.2
Recommended
Not
1.05 1.14 1.2
Recommended
1 1 1 1

Not Recommended

Conveyors With Paddles

Factor

1.29

1.58
1.87
2.16
Std. paddles at 45 reverse pitch
From Nomagraph Modified formula a 0.1764
Corrected HP Calculated HP Calculated HP Corrected HP b 0.0782
0.219 0.1 0.12 0.01 c 0.1267

0.5 0.2 0.2 0.46 n 0.221655


0.79 0.3 0.3 0.79 f -0.66912
1.05 0.4 0.4 1.04
1.21 0.5 0.5 1.25
1.36 0.6 0.6 1.43
1.52 0.7 0.7 1.59
1.71 0.8 0.8 1.74
1.88 0.9 0.9 1.88
2.01 1 1 2.01
3.1 2 2 3.04
3.84 3 3 3.82
4.5 4 4 4.47
5 5 5 5.04
Loading 15% 30% 45% 95%
3.02 3.02 3.02 3.02
3.84 3.84 3.84 3.84
Calculated HP
6

5
f(x) = 0.1764285864x^2 + 0.0782233613x + 0.1266954834
R = 0.9993345358

0
0 1 2 3 4 5 6
HP

Calculated HP
Polynomial (Calculated HP)

5 6
The top flange is formed from the same sheet as the trough, resulting in a lightweight, yet rigid housing section.
End Flanges are jig-welded for perfect alignment between sections.
Model Number
Product Name
Conv. Dia. Trough ThicknessA B C D E
Formed
TUF410 Flange 4 10 5 3 5/8 1 7 1/4 6 1/8
Trough
Formed
TUF412 Flange 4 12 5 3 5/8 1 7 1/4 6 1/8
Trough
Formed
TUF414 Flange 4 14 5 3 5/8 1 7 1/8 6 1/8
Trough
Formed
TUF416 Flange 4 16 5 3 5/8 1 7 1/8 6 1/8
Trough
Formed
TUF610 Flange 6 10 7 4 1/2 1 1/4 9 3/4 8
Trough
Formed
TUF612 Flange 6 12 7 4 1/2 1 1/4 9 3/4 8
Trough
Formed
TUF614 Flange 6 14 7 4 1/2 1 1/4 9 11/16 8
Trough
Formed
TUF616 Flange 6 16 7 4 1/2 1 1/4 9 5/8 8
Trough
Formed
TUF910 Flange 9 10 10 6 1/8 1 1/2 13 1/4 11 1/8
Trough
Formed
TUF912 Flange 9 12 10 6 1/8 1 1/2 13 3/16 11 1/ 8
Trough
Formed
TUF914 Flange 9 14 10 6 1/8 1 1/2 13 3/16 11 1/ 8
Trough
Formed
TUF9316 Flange 9 3/16 10 6 1/8 1 1/2 13 3/8 11 1/8
Trough
Formed
TUF1010 Flange 10 10 11 6 3/8 1 1/2 14 5/8 11 7/8
Trough
Formed
TUF1012 Flange 10 12 11 6 3/8 1 1/2 14 1/2 11 7/8
Trough
Formed
TUF1014 Flange 10 14 11 6 3/8 1 1/2 14 3/8 11 7/8
Trough
Formed
TUF10316 Flange 10 3/16 11 6 3/8 1 1/2 14 3/4 11 7/8
Trough
Formed
TUF1210 Flange 12 10 13 7 3/4 2 17 1/4 14 1/4
Trough
Formed
TUF1212 Flange 12 12 13 7 3/4 2 17 3/16 14 1/ 4
Trough
Formed
TUF12250 Flange 12 1/ 4 13 7 3/4 2 17 1/2 14 1/4
Trough
Formed
TUF12316 Flange 12 3/16 13 7 3/4 2 17 3/8 14 1/4
Trough
Formed
TUF1410 Flange 14 10 15 9 1/4 2 19 1/4 16 3/4
Trough
Formed
TUF1412 Flange 14 12 15 9 1/4 2 19 3/16 16 3/ 4
Trough
Formed
TUF14250 Flange 14 1/ 4 15 9 1/4 2 19 1/2 16 3/4
Trough
Formed
TUF14316 Flange 14 3/16 15 9 1/4 2 19 3/8 16 3/4
Trough
Formed
TUF1610 Flange 16 10 17 10 5/8 2 21 1/4 19 1/8
Trough
Formed Flange Trough