# There is a plan to install a continuous loop conveyor system with a total length of 1000 ft and a speed of 50 ft/min. The conveyor will have carriers that are separated by 25 ft. Each carrier will be capable

There is a plan to install a continuous loop conveyor system with a total length of 1000 ft and a speed of 50 ft/min. The conveyor will have carriers that are separated by 25 ft. Each carrier will be capable of holding one part. A load station and an unload station are to be located 500 ft apart along the conveyor loop. Each day, the conveyor system is planned to operate as follows, starting empty at the beginning of the day. The load station will load parts at the rate of one part every 30 seconds, continuing this loading operation for 10 min, then resting for 10 min during which no loading occurs. It will repeat this 20 min cycle of loading and then resting throughout the 8hour shift. The unload station will wait until loaded carriers begin to arrive, then will unload parts at the rate of one part every minute during the eight hours, continuing until all carriers are empty. Will the planned conveyor system work? Present calculations and arguments to justify your answer.

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