Recent News

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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Mark Alspaugh recently traveled to Beijing, China to provide software training to companies interested in Belt Analyst and Bulk Flow Analyst.The companies in attendance included Pubai, Kumming, Hancheng, Yueji, Jiaozuo, CUMT University, Fuyun, Hengyuan, and HengAN. The second stop was to Jiaozuo Creation Heavy Industries company who hosted their own onite training class. Click on the link below to see pictures of the groups.

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After many years on Cedar Drive, Overland Conveyor has moved to a new location! We are now located near the Colorado Mills Mall off of I-70 and Colfax. We are very excited for our new building and the future of our company. Please check out our Facebook page for some pictures of the new building and the move.

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In June 2015, CEMA held it's annual engineering conference in Naples, Florida. The president of Overland Conveyor, Mark Alspaugh, and our chief engineer, Paul Ormsbee were both in attendance. The purpose of the conference is "the development of voluntary engineering standards and publications". During the conference, three officers are selected by majority vote. Paul was selected to be the Vice Chair of the committee and will serve a one year term.

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March 2014- Paul Ormsbee and Mark Alspaugh provide software training in China.

OCC provides Belt Analyst and Bulk Flow Analyst training to University staff and graduate students at the Taiyuan University of Technology as well as 3 other locations in China during March 2014."

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