Recent News

Overland Conveyor Co. is excited and proud to announce the release of Bulk Flow Analyst Version 18! We would like to thank all of our users for their patience and support throughout the development process. We welcome any comments or suggestions about the new version so that we can continue to improve its functionality and usability.

Enhancements and new features include: New Material Studio, Random lump fabricator, updated Material Library, Ramped belt speeds, Improved simulation speed, Updated user interface, New advanced mode, New Request Audit option, Updated Help Files.

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Overland Conveyor Co (OCC) is pleased to announce that effective February 5, 2018, Paul Ormsbee has been chosen to lead the company forward as General Manager. Paul has been with OCC for 12 years in various roles including Chief Engineer for the last 6 years. Paul's technical expertise has contributed significantly to many successful belt conveyor projects globally and his software development leadership has helped produce the most popular and widely used belt conveyor design tools in the world. This unique blend of practical conveyor design experience, advanced analytical and computational skills as well as his leadership abilities will be invaluable in helping OCC and the belt conveyance community advance to the next level and meet increasing demands for larger, longer and more robust conveyance equipment. Mark Alspaugh, who has served as General Manager since the company was founded in 1996, will continue with OCC as Principal Consulting Engineer.

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Overland Conveyor Co has released version 18 of our Belt Analyst software. Our new features include DOCX report printing, Profile Image Editior, reports for Idler Analyst, new Excel export, Overhung Load Calculator, an ISO calculation method, and a Request File Audit option. You can read more about our newest features by clicking the link below.

Training videos for each of the new features is available on our eTraining site through Belt Analyst. To view the videos and register for out eTraining courses, open Belt Analyst, click "Help", then "Online eTraining". Click on the "Log In" button in the upper right hand corner and either sign in or click "Create a New Account". All the new videos can be viewed via "Guest Access".

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Overland Conveyor Co and Applied DEM are excited and proud to announce Bulk Flow Analyst™ 18 will be available in early 2018 after years of development and testing.

We have studied every facet of the software from user experience to the underlying DEM engine. Bulk Flow Analyst™ 18 contains a number of improvements and enhancements including:Run simulations up to 6x faster, New Material Studio, Updated Material Library, Random material lump shapes, Simplified material characterization, Ramped belt speed, New, more concise help files.

A current Maintenance, Enhancements and Support (MES) agreement is necessary to receive Bulk Flow Anaylst™ 18 upon release. If your MES is expired or runs out by January 2018, Overland Conveyor Co will send a renewal quote within a few business days. Renew MES before Bulk Flow Analyst™ 18 is released and receive a discount. Please contact Tawna Kjera at kjera@overlandconveyor.com for more details.

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Belt Analyst v17 has been released!!! Our new features include: Case Manager updates, Feeder Analyst and Hopper drag calculations update, Chinese Language support, Drive Inertia Calculator, Pulley Face Pressure Calculation, video capture routines upgrade, belt tension and take-up movement calculation improvement, reporting functionality updates, and a significant reprogramming of Dynamic Analyst for improved functionality.

Training videos for each of the new features is available on our eTraining site through Belt Analyst. To view the videos and register for out eTraining courses, open Belt Analyst, click "Help", then "Online eTraining". Click on the "Log In" button in the upper right hand corner and either sign in or click "Create a New Account". All the new videos can be viewed via "Guest Access".

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Earlier this month, our chief engineer Paul Ormsbee traveled to the Hunan Province in China for Belt Analyst training. He trained over 100 engineers at the Hengyang Conveying Machinery Company for a week.

Paul says "It was a pleasure training Hengyang Conveying Machinery to use our software and what the latest developments in conveyor design are. I was shown great hospitality and believe Hengyang Conveying Machinery has the tools to build impressive conveyor systems.

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The latest version of Belt Analyst, v16.1, has been released!!! Our new features include: Merging Horizontal Curves with Belt Analyst, Horizontal Curve Calculations, Importing dxf ground profile, Exporting dxf ground profile, Importing kml/kmz ground profile, Adding the ability to pair flights, Ability to add multiple idler sets, Updates to Idler Analyst, Setting idlers by flight, Updates to Dynamic Analyst brake control options, Multiple backstops in Belt Analyst, and Improved DIN22101 method calculations

Training videos for each of the new features is available on our eTraining site through Belt Analyst. To view the videos and register for out eTraining courses, open Belt Analyst, click "Help", then "Online eTraining". Click on the "Log In" button in the upper right hand corner and either sign in or click "Create a New Account". All the new videos are under "Guest Access".

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Overland Conveyor Co. would like to welcome two new employees, Carly Wilson and Laura Summers!​ We are very excited to add them to our software development team, here at our Lakewood, CO office.

Carly Wilson graduated in May of 2016 from the University of South Dakota. She majored in Physics and Computer Science. Her skills include Algorithms, Java, C++, and Neural Networks. She will be working on our Belt Analyst development team.

Laura Summers graduate in December 2015 with a BS in Video Game Design and Development. Her skills include Game Programming, Graphics, Trajectory Optimization, Controls, and Model and Simulation. Laura will also be working on our Belt Analyst development team.

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​Dr. Del Cid presented a continuation of research performed on cohesive materials simulated using discrete elements. The model, labeled MEPA, is a cohesive stiffness model that simulates the compaction, rebound and adhesive behavior observed in material with increasing cohesive strength over time. The goal is to simulate the mechanical flow behavior of the material with greater accuracy through the different flow regimes to better optimize the design while maximizing the material transfer quantity and life of the system.

"It was a pleasure to contribute to the exchange of ideas on recent advances in DEM and related computational methods and techniques. Attending this proceedings let us confirm we are at the leading edge of DEM theory and modeling of granular flows." - Dr. Liz Del Cid

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