How to decide flat belt thickness for in converyor system

Is it any relationship between belt thickness and belt length in conveyor system design...

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Most conveyor manufacturers have a standard material and thickness depending on the product being conveyed. It also depends on the environment the conveyor will be in. The thickness of the belt usually isn't effected by the length.

Conveyor belt thickness can be directly related to the length plus many other factors.

Belt thickness is usually related to the structure of the belt required for a given tensile strength. The required tensile strength is a function of the supported load, length, coefficient of friction, tension, inclination, etc. So you must know all these factors before you can arbitrarily pick a thickness.

In general terms, increasing the length, load, and coefficient of friction will result in a thicker belt. Adding surface treatments for grip or cushioning can also significantly increase the thickness.

As with designing any machine the starting point is a specification. This is set by the task it is being designed to perform, so for a conveyor, this comes from what is being conveyed, quantity of material to move per hour, if conveyor will lift material, length, also any other details applicable. The belt is only one part of the machine required to do the job required. Once this specification has been worked out, we search for components from conveyor parts suppliers to find suitable parts.