### Belt Conveyors for Bulk Materials Calculations by CEMA 5

Belt Conveyor Capacity Table 1 Determine the surcharge angle of the material The surcharge angle on the average will be 5 degrees to 15 degrees less than the angle of repose ex 27° 12° = 15° 2 Determine the density of the material in pounds per cubic foot lb/ft3 3 Choose the idler shape 4 Select a suitable conveyor belt