AA_WINBELT program is for belt conveyor design
and estimating. It will help:
Use for feasibility and advanced qualification
Vendors expedite response to requests for proposal.
Data is useful from within AC_HAULPLAN for haulage economic studies.
The opening menu bar of AA_WINBELT includes these
The program is written in Visual Basic 6
and has a look common to Word, Excel, AutoCAD and many other programs, making
users comfortable with WINBELT from day one. It's as simple as:
AA_WINBELT WRITING A FILE, At menu bar |
FILE | WRITE / EDIT
Click on to FILE | OPEN for
existing file or FILE | NEW for new file.
Click on to WRITE / EDIT |
PARAMETERS, SECTIONS etc
Click on to FILE | SAVE_AS | file name.
AA_WINBELT RUNNING A FILE, At menu bar |
COMPUTE / DISPLAY
AA_WINBELT ANALYZING RESULTS, At menu
bar (COMPUTE / DISPLAY)
Run time computation options after clicking APPLY are
optionally automatic or based on user-input. While user input mode
selects convenient defaults based on computation it leaves the user in
full command on how to "build the belt conveyor" or how to
model an existing conveyor using components actually used or those
available. (Belt strength, power etc)
OPTIMIZATION ACTION PLAN
(Title 1, Page 1)
The figure above displays summary results of
comprehensive data scan of output data tuned to discover anomalies
Net Price of Components. (TITLE 7.6 ABBREVIATED)
CAUTION: BELT TENSION AT TAKEUP SHOULD EXCEED =
If the requirements for BELT TENSION AT TAKEUP
are not met, the user will normally re-run file with greater tension
at the takeup. This cures drive traction and sag/spillage problems.
The user should then review the CAUTIONS and
SUGGESTions and make sure the choice of idler series and space best
meet quality requirements.
Concurrently with each optimization step the user
by making mental note of the PRICE OF COMPONENTS would normally move
the process towards least cost.
Review output data in depth. Make sure the data
represents what you have in mind. Use the referenced CEMA figure
number as a guide.
Below is remaining output data. Copied from hardcopy
output of Problem 4, CEMA 5th Manual. Superimposed arrows, with text
explanations, draw attention to data key to effective use of program.