## Belt and Pulley Ratio Calculator

Find the ratio of a simple Belt and Pulley drive with this Belt and Pulley Ratio Calculator.

# How do you calculate the belt pulley ratio?

The ratio in a drive system is represented in reference to the number 1. A ratio of 2 to 1 would be signified by 2:1. A ratio of 1/4 to one would be signified by .25:1.

To find the total ratio, use the pulley ratio formula:

Ratio = (Radius of Driven Pulley) / (Radius of Drive Pulley)

Example: A handcrank is attached to a drive pulley of 2 inches in radius.

The belt runs from the drive pulley to a driven pulley.

The driven pulley is 6 inches in radius and is attached to a paddle that

churns butter. What is the total ratio of this belt and pulley drive?

Ratio = 6 / 2

Calculated out this gives a ratio of 3:1 . For every 3 revolutions of

the handcrank, the paddle attached to the driven pulley will move

1 revolution.