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

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.

New World Record – Longest Single Flight Overland Conveyor

Conveyor Dynamics Inc. has successfully completed the longest single flight overland conveyor, setting a new world record.

The 27km long conveyor, named Impumelelo project, is engineered by CDI and implemented by CDI’s partner ELB Group, for Sasol of South Africa. The conveyor was fully commissioned by the end of 2015, reaching the design tonnage of 2400TPH at 6.5m/s belt speed. It is the second time that CDI sets the world record in single-flight conveyor length, after the 20km Curragh North overland conveyor in Australia completed in 2007. Advanced technologies are successfully incorporated into the conveyor, for example, super low energy consumption, optimized material flow from discrete element modeling, advanced belt tension regulation and drive load sharing mechanism. As a result, the optimized solution provides reduced CAPEX and OPEX, without sacrificing reliability and availability.

CDI – Conveyor Dynamics Engineering was last modified: November 28th, 2016 by CDI