Hi,

I haven't done any mechanical calulations for a few years now and

having problems thinking this problem out, can anyone put my mind at

rest?

Scenario: 2 conveyor belts running at 3m/s conveyor1 feeds conveyor2.

If conveyor2 increases to 4m/s would the load on the motor driving it

increase or decrease?

I realise if they both were to increase to 4m/s the load would

obviously increase, but if only conveyor 2 increases surely it would

have less material on it and therefore less load on the motor. Am I

thinking correctly? How can I prove or not prove this mathematically?

Thanks in advance

Rich

- posted 16 years ago