Elevator Belt Selection Chart -- St. Louis Factory Supply, Inc.
This chart when filled out completely will indicate the proper elevator belt to use in terms
of tension. Other factors such as bucket projections, chemical and/or heat exposure, and
service conditions will influence the type of belt to select.

Press FILE then press PRINT, to print this form after completion.
Fax or mail printout to
St. Louis Factory Supply Inc.
See page 13 section E.
Street Address:
Address 2:
City: State: Zip:
Phone:        FAX number:        Date:
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Drive Info: elevator centers length and width of belt
Type and size of cups Cup spacing No of rows

1) Empty Buckets X lbs. = lbs.
(no. of buckets on (Wt. of each bucket)
ascending side)

2) Load in Buckets a. X
(Cu. Ins. in ea. Bucket) rated capacity (Cu. Ins. operting cap. of ea. bucket)
b. X
(Cu. Ins. Operating cap. of ea. bucket) (Cu. ins. per cu. ft.) (cu. ft. per bucket)
c. X =
(Cu. ft. per bucket) (Wt. of material. per cu. ft. 1 bushel = 1.24 cu. ft) (Wt. of material per bucket)
d. X = lbs.
(No. of buckets on ascending side) (Wt. of material per bucket)

3) Belt Weight X = lbs
(No. of ft. of belt on ascending side) (Wt. of belt per linear foot)

4) Dig Factor: 3 (elevator type factor)
(Load in buckets No 2 above) (Height (ft) of elevator)

Elevator a) 40' of buckets for centrifugal with lumpy material = lbs
type b) 25' of buckets for centrifugal with free flowing material
factor c) 10' of buckets for continous bucket elevators

5) Add totals #1 throught #4: Maximum Tension = lbs
(Add steps 1-4 above)

6) + =
(maximum tension) (width of belt) (max. tension per inch width)

7) select belt with next highest rated tension figure.
8) Belt Type Compound Rubber P.V.C.

Revised: 08 Oct 98
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