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PROFESSIONAL Conveyor Software

Belt Analyst is designed and supported by a team of engineers actively engaged in the industry of conveyor design and evaluation.  Overland Conveyor Company is proud to be involved in consulting on some of the largest and most difficult conveyor projects in the world.  We have developed Belt Analyst as an easy to use tool for ourselves, fully capable in the evaluation of conveyors of all sizes, and the same tool we use is available to you.  We are dedicated to making the state of the art easy to understand and use.  Belt Analyst is used and trusted by thousands of conveyor engineers to design thousands of kilometers of conveyor belt worldwide.

MODERN

RELEVANT

EASY TO USE

Belt Analyst is also designed and supported by a professional team of software developers dedicated to ensuring the software is utilizing the most modern, professional, and efficient software framework.  We use modern software project methodologies (like Agile) to ensure our software is robust and continually improved.  This ensures our software can work within your IT infrastructure with minimal pain, and giving you confidence that the software will always stay modern and up to date with the fast changing software and computing environment.

Simple

Intuitive

Easy to Use

  • Designed from the ground up with user experience in mind

  • Simple color scheme communicates if, when, and where design concerns exist

  • Mouse-hover over design concerns to see explanations of what the concern is

  • Automatic Calculation - ensures the user can see the effect every input change can make to the system

  • Fully Customizable Screen Layout - adjust the view port layout to your specific preferences

  • Key design metrics and feeback displayed clearly at all times

Simple Conveyor Geometry Input

Belt Analyst allows you to input conveyor geometry to whatever degree is necessary for your calculation.

  • Auto-Return Mode - For simple and quick conveyor profile creation

  • Advanced Mode - Define exact pulley positions, wrap angles, and curve locations with a simple drag-and-drop interface

  • DXF Import/Export Ability

    • Import the full conveyor geometry

    • Import a ground line

    • underlay an entire dxf within the conveyor profile window.

    • Export the conveyor profile to any dxf drawing

  • Define Curves - easily define both vertical and horizontal curve locations.  visualize the curve radius and detect curve overlap concerns.

Accurate & Easy Dynamic Analysis

  • True Flexible Body Analysis of the conveyor belt for accurate visualization of starting and stopping conditions

  • The most used conveyor dynamic analysis tool in the world.  Validated on thousands of conveyors each year

  • Clear feedback for when starting and stopping may cause design issues

  • Test conveyor control methods prior to implementing them in the field 

  • Dynamic Analyst is a simple add-on to the belt analyst program

Features List

Feature Name
Basic Description
Lite
Standard
Pro
Suite
Dynamic Analyst
CEMA, DIN, and ISO Design Methdologies
Conveyors can be designed using published CEMA, DIN22101, or ISO5048 design methodologies
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Drive/Power Calculation
Calculate power requirements and select motor size
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Idler Set Selection from Database
Select idler sets from databases or create custom idler sets. Calculate L10 based on Load Rating
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Belt Selection from Database
Select belting from generic or manufacturer data. Selection based upon strength, load support, and troughability
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Advanced Belt Selection/Evaluation
Evaluate required belting safety factors due to local tension areas, splice efficiency, and dynamics
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Pulley Selection
Define basic pulley geometry and calculate shaft deflection, shaft safety factor, and bearing L10 life
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Advanced Pulley Selection
Select locking devices and bearings from manufacturer data and calculate hub moments, turndown safety factors
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Takeup Design and Selection
Evaluate required take-up tension and types including screw, gravity, active winch, passive winch, and hydraulic cylinder
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Advanced Takeup Design
Define custom takeup behavior and size takeup components like winch motor size, rope diameter, or cylinder bore.
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Drag and Drop Conveyor GUI
Easily position conveyor geometry within a 2D drag and drop interface.
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Import DXF Files
Import conveyor geometry by DXF file, or underlay a DXF file along the conveyor to help evaluate the conveyor.
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Customizable Component Databases
Use generic component data or create your own component databases from manufacturer brochures
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Case Manager
Test your conveyor design against fully customizable operating cases. Empty, Full, Inclines Loaded, Cold, Hot, Etc.
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Vertical Curve Analysis
Determine the required radius of a vertical curve, center and edge tension, arc length, and belt liftoff potential.
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Automatic Loading/Unloading
Test your conveyor design with the full loading cycle (load on and off).
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Team Manager
Optional built in cloud based file storage, file access control, including versioning and a check in/out feature.
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Export to Excel
Export all file inputs and calculated results to an excel file for your own custom calculations.
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Carry Material on Return Side
Calculate conveyors that convey material in both directions (carry and return sections).
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Feeder Analyst
Calculate feeder power demand and shear forces using CEMA, Roberts, Riesner, Jenike, and Hydrostatic methods.
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Idler Analyst
Create a fully custom idler set with up to 9 rolls. Define roll specifics like bearing, shaft diameter, roll diameter, and shell thickness.
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Multiple Idler Set Types on Conveyor
Apply more than a single idler type to the carry and return sections of the conveyor. Each flight can have a different idler set type.
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Plugged Chute Calculator
Simple drag estimation method for a plugged chute.
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Print to Word Document
Create calculation reports that are editable within Microsoft Word. Create custom report templates.
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Print to PDF
Create calculation reports saved in a PDF format.
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Overhung Load Calculator
Calculation tool that helps users calculate the overhung load on drive pulleys shafts due to shaft mount reducers/drives.
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Belt Flap Mode Calculation
Calculate belt harmonic vibration risk due to idler spacing, belt tension, roll diameter, and conveyor speed.
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Horizontal Curve Analysis
Calculate required idler set banking angles due to horizontal curving of the conveyor.
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Pipe Conveyor Calculation
Calculate pipe conveyor designs with a proprietary design methodology accounting for belt transverse stiffness.
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Lagging Analyst
Calculate the potential for localized drive slip, stress, and wear given a certain lagging types and geometry.
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Basic Starting and Stopping Estimate
Use simplified physics (F = m x a) and rigid belt mechanics to estimate starting and stopping belt tensions and design requirements
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Dynamic Analysis for Starting and Stopping Controls
Accurately evaluate starting and stopping controls with a time-based FEA solver accounting for belt stretch due to tension changes.
No
No
No
No
Yes