How to calculate conveyor speed in feet per minute

Many times packagers are familiar with their bottling requirements in terms of containers per minute (CPM). When Enercon sizes a cap sealing system for an application we rely on the conveyor speed expressed in feet per minute (FPM).

For a quick estimate of fpm simply follow the formula below:
(cpm) / (# containers per foot) = fpm

For example if you can fit 5 containers within one foot of conveyor and you know your cpm is 100:
(100 cpm) / (5 cont/ft) = 20 fpm

Don't want to do the math? Try our online calculator to figure out your conveyor speed in feet per minute.

Originally appeared in: eNews: Induction Sealing Technology 3rd Quarter 2002

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