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PROFESSIONAL Transfer Chute Software

Transfer chutes are often overlooked while designing conveyor systems.  With many design aspects to consider, getting material from one conveyor to another may seem trivial.  However, well designed transfer chutes pay dividends down the line from reducing maintenance to optimal conveyor operational conditions.  Transfer chutes directly affect belt tracking, central material loading, and impact forces upon other factors.  Bulk Flow Analyst is designed and utilized by our team of engineers with expertise in transfer chute design to help analyze and optimize material flow throughout transfer chutes.  We are in the unique position of experiencing Bulk Flow Analyst, not only as developers, but as engineers and users.

VISUALIZE

ANALYZE

OPTIMIZE

Overland Conveyor Company pioneered the use of Discrete Element Modeling (DEM) in transfer design and has designed thousands of chutes around the world.   Through the application of DEM, Bulk Flow Analyst can simulate any transfer problem and help the designer optimize their flow requirements.  The simulation of bulk materials flowing through transfer chutes is one of the most difficult engineering problems facing conveyor system design.  We understand the challenges while navigating the complexities and details of DEM.  We make Bulk Flow Analyst intuitive and easy to use so you can focus on transfer chute design instead of managing the DEM parameters.   

Accurate

Bulk Material

Modeling

  • Visualize bulk material stream flowing through 3D transfer chute models

  • Make videos and images for reports and presentations

  • Customize viewer parameters to personal preferences

  • Advanced post processing tools including Force Analyst and Particle Motion Analyst

  • Force Analyst

    • Inspect wear and forces on chutes and conveyor belt surfaces

  • Particle Motion Analyst

    • Study particle data in detail from simulation output

    • Material loaded centrally

    • Measure tonnage throughput

Import your own 3D model geometry

Bulk Flow Analyst allows you to import transfer chute geometry in .step and .iges formats.

  • Context-sensitive interaction with the model to setup simulation components

  • Link simulation components to 3D model surfaces

  • Group and organize simulation components for quick reference

  • Adjust and fine tune simulation components and properties​

Custom Material Studio

  • Accurately model onsite material with specific size distribution by inputting size tiers and corresponding passing percentages

  • Real life shapes are not symmetrical or perfectly round - build unique shapes for each material size with the random lump generator

  • Pre-characterized General Library materials – select similar material to onsite material for quick design iterations

  • Custom and user libraries store optimized project materials and share between projects and users

  • Need to fine tune your material beyond the General Library? Material characterization optimizes DEM parameters to match the onsite angle of repose

 

 

Manage DEM simulations

  • Setup simulation easily by selecting individual materials and components

  • Manage simulations by organizing each simulation for different design considerations and iterations

  • Preview the simulated model as each component is selected

DEMcloud®

  • Run as many simulations as necessary on virtual computers at the same time

  • Uses the latest, high performance computing (HPC) instances available on Amazon Web Services (AWS)

  • End-to-end encryption of all data sent and received to the DEMCloud® using AES-256

  • Run more demanding simulations with smaller particles as the DEMCloud® is faster than local simulations

  • Only pay for the duration simulations are running

 

Features List

Feature
Cloud Only
Basic
Premium
Unlimited
Local Particle Limit
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Import CAD geometry
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Randomly shaped lumps
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Input size distribution
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Conveyor terminology
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Conveyor Terminology
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Import CAD geometry
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Randomly shaped lumps
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Input size distribution
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Material characterization
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
General Material Library
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Translation motion
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Rotation motion
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Vibration motion
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Paths
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Component patterns
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Advanced mode
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Interactions
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Motion manager
Yes
No
No
Yes
DEMview:
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
- Video making
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
- Simulation images
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
- Sphere settings
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
- Boundary settings
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Force Analyst:
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
- Collect & analyze wear
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
- Collection & analyze forces
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Particle motion analyst:
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
- Analyze particle details
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
- Portals
Yes
No
Yes
Yes