Learning belts

COLORADO firm Overland Conveyor Company has announced a course offering at its training centre for a belt conveyor design workshop using its Belt Analyst program.

Staff Reporter

The next event, intended for those with belt conveyor knowledge who design, operate or maintain single-flight systems measuring 100ft to 3500ft in length, is scheduled for September 17–18 with an optional day on September 19.

The purpose of the workshop is to provide an overview of the Belt Analyst program and its design concepts as well as proper component selection and practice work to solve real-life problems.

Included on the agenda will be the belt tension diagram and tension cycle, capacity (speed versus width versus material), components, belting, construction and selection of idlers and pulleys, take-up types and selection, and sample problems and problem solving, among other issues.

Individuals will be given notes on a disk and will be provided with a computer workstation with the latest Belt Analyst program loaded.

“Although web-based training is growing in popularity in many training fields, real engineering education is still best accomplished in a classroom with interactive instruction,” said Overland president Mark Alspaugh.

“Engineering is seldom black and white. The most effective training technique involves the experience and interaction of instructors and students with diverse experiences.”