Conveyor Dynamics, Inc.

Since 1981, Conveyor Dynamics, has served the mining and minerals processing industry as a leading 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.