## Calculating Conveyor Power for Bulk Handling | Rulmeca Corp

If, for example, T2 = 1,000 lbs, in the case of a counterweighted take up, the weight of the counterweight must be 2,000 lbs. That is because the 2,000 lbs provided by gravity will be resisted with an equal and opposite force of 1,000 lbs in each of the two strands of conveyor belt.