New version of Helix delta-T conveyor design program
Helix Technologies has completed development of a new version of the Helix delta-T Conveyor Design program which was first launched in 1991 and is now used in 25 countries by thousands of conveyor designers.
The new Helix delta-T program, version 6, has been completely re-written in Microsoft Visual Studio for .Net and uses the latest software development tools from Microsoft.
It is written in a development language called C# and uses the MS Common Language Runtime compiled for .Net with xml data. This technology is the latest available from Microsoft and this makes it compatible with the latest operating systems including Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 and also 32bit and 64bit systems.
Helix delta-T6 includes the new Dynamic Analysis version which was launched in November 2003 and has been improved and enhanced in the latest delta-T6 program.
This new version of the program which has full Dynamic Analysis capabilities is essential for designing high powered conveyors and long overland conveyors. The Dynamic analysis version includes the Standard and Professional versions of the software.
This new version calculates the transient belt tensions and velocities during starting and stopping of a conveyor. It can model the conveyor belt transient behaviour during Starting Fully Loaded, Starting Empty, Stopping Fully Loaded and Stopping Empty. The program allows the user to input any number of drives or brakes and allows for input of drive torque/speed curves, delay times, braking torques, flywheels and inertia effects. After the Dynamic Calculations have been performed, the user can view and Print two dimensional and surface plot three dimensional graphs for belt tensions, belt velocities, strain rates and take-up movement versus time step for all points along the conveyor.
The Dynamic calculation process uses sophisticated Variable Step Runge Kutta method integrators for solving the complex differential equations, including flexible, easy to use boundary condition specification by the user.
The new Helix delta-T program also includes a new sketching facility to quickly add pulleys, hoppers and drives to your conveyor.
Other features include: Powerful OpenGL 3D modelling of the conveyor and terrain; new database system compiled directly into the program storing thousands of conveyor equipment components; completely new design report formats; calculation to ISO and CEMA standards with auto friction factor calculation; improved equipment database for belts, idlers, motors, gearboxes, fluid couplings, brakes etc; export design reports directly to MS Word®, Excel® or PDF® file formats; belt tension calculations for running, starting and braking including accelerating and stopping; estimating and costing schedules for all conveyor equipment from civil & electrical to conveyor; design any length conveyor with unlimited number of drives, pulleys and loading points.
For more information visit: www.helixtech.com.au/Helix_delta-T6_Conveyor_Program_New_Features.pdf
Existing User Discounts
All existing license holders of the Helix delta-T program will be entitled to substantial upgrade discounts. For a firm quotation and licensing arrangements, contact email: email@example.com