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
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
- posted 16 years ago