CDI – Conveyor Dynamics Engineering

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Conveyor Dynamics, has served the mining and minerals processing industry since 1981 as a leading engineering consultant in the analysis and design of material handling systems and conveyor components for construction and manufacturing organizations around the world.

Our design and analysis services cover a wide range of material handling equipment, including

  • Trough belt conveyors
  • Pipe belt conveyors
  • Feeder conveyors
  • Transfer chutes
  • Ore communition (crushing and grinding) equipment

CDI has developed a modern commercial method for conveyor belt design and analysis based on rubber rheology, viscoelastic properties, and fundamental physics.  This method, which has been incorporated into our BELTSTAT software, provides accurate analyses and predictions of trough and pipe conveyor performance, enabling us to design conveyor systems with improved power and strength efficiencies, and extended belt life expectancy.

CDI has also developed a method for predicting the dynamic behavior of trough belt and pipe belt conveyors. Using our BELTFLEX software, we can simulate a wide variety of motor and brake types, and also simulate the programming of motor and brake control systems, including

  • Squirrel cage motors
  • Wound-round steeper motors
  • Fluid couplings
  • Magnetic couplings
  • VFDs
  • Constant torque brakes
  • Proportional brakes

CDI has been the primary design consultant for over 500 km of trough belt and pipe belt conveyor systems, including

  • Long-distance overland conveyors
  • High lift conveyors
  • Downhill conveyors
  • Horizontal curve conveyors

Many of these systems are at the limits of current technology in regards to

  • Single flight length
  • Extreme load capacity
  • High belt speed
  • High belt strength
  • High motor power
  • High brake torque
  • Fast brake reaction time

Regardless of the material handling challenge facing you, CDI has the state-of-the-art technology and the engineering expertise needed to make your conveyor system efficient, dependable, and cost-effective.

News and Announcements

Change at CDI


BELTSTAT v8 Release– Conveyor Dynamics Inc. announces our latest version of BELTSTAT conveyor design software.

The current public release version of BELTSTAT v8 software is distributed by Conveyor Technologies Holding. Please visit their website to license BELTSTAT v8.

BELTSTAT v8 NEW Features:

  • Terrain importing
  • Mouse draggable stations
  • Simplified Vertical and Horizontal curve definition
  • Eliminating the need to create multiple BSI files to store incline and decline load scenarios
  • Ability to define more than just carry and return idlers. Now you can define transition and impact rolls
  • Pipe conveyor idler types
  • 5-roll idler types
  • Better report generation
  • Software licensing. The old USB key based licensing system is gone.
Download our BELTSTAT v8 brochure. (Adobe Reader required.)

Earlier licensed version users of BELTSTAT software can contact Conveyor-Dynamics for support or contact Conveyor Technologies Holding for upgrading to BELTSTAT v8.


Papers published by Conveyor Dynamics, Inc. (CDI) in 2017

* Author Title Presented on/at Date
* Lawson, Bradley Perumin 33rd – El Brocal Overland Conveyor Control System Re-design and Implementation Paper Perumin 33rd Mining Convention, Peru September 2017
* Zhang, Yijun A Finite Element Analysis on the Troughed Belt Turnover SME Conference, Denver Colorado, USA February 2017

We have moved!! – Conveyor Dynamics Inc. announces our new location in Bellingham.

We have moved to 3633 Alderwood Avenue, Bellingham WA 98225.
Our website, e-mail, and phone numbers remain the same.

Please update your records as needed for our new mailing address.

CDI – Conveyor Dynamics Engineering was last modified: December 1st, 2017 by CDI