# CEMA Belt Book First Printing - Corrected Pages as found ...

measured in a vertical plane. This decreases the area, Asc, as the cosine of the angle of conveyor slope. See Figure 4.9. However, in most cases, the actual loss of capacity is very small. Assuming a uniform feed to the conveyor, the cross-sectional area of the load on the conveyor belt is the determinant of the belt conveyor capacity. CEMA ...