### Understanding Conveyor Belt Calculations | Sparks Belting

Understanding Conveyor Belt Calculations. ... 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. Operating Tension. Determines the working strength of the belt to handle the job on per inch of width basis: T= E 2 /W. The Coefficient of ...