WINBELT Belt Conveyor Design and Estimating.
ESTIMATOR Estimate, qualify Belt Conveyors in seconds.
HAULPLAN Determine most profitable haulage arrangement.
CTRUSS Rapid design and estimate of belt conveyor trusses and small bridges.
CBENT - Rapid design and estimate of belt conveyor truss supports.
CTOWER - Rapid design and estimate of machinery support structures.
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FEEDER FRICTION Determine resistance at belt conveyor
DISCHARGE TRAJECTORY Enables design of discharge chutes.
137 page instruction manual explains how.
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Conveyor Design and Estimating
AA_WINBELT is WINBELT'S essential program for belt conveyor design and estimating.
Tension analysis under running, acceleration, deceleration and stopped
belt conditions makes possible an automatic identification of mechanical
defects in both new and existing conveyors. The module promotes cost
savings by recommending extended idler space where permitted while
reducing sag/spillage clean up costs/accidents/deaths/litigation created
by low tension/idler space anomalies. Combined with integral cost data
base the OPTIMIZATION ACTION PLAN effortlessly guides users to QUALITY
AT LEAST COST.
The WINBELT program architecture works to defeat inexperienced or
poor engineering practice. Each iteration of the computation is complete
unto itself, bypassing the temptation to enter erroneous data from an
earlier iteration, another project, external pulley/shaft design or
pre-conceived notions. This thoroughness has been shown to reduce the
costs of failure, high maintenance, business interruption etc. It only
takes a few milliseconds more to do it right.
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.