HELIX delta-T6 Version Features
HELIX delta-T6 is offered in different versions. The following list shows the main features and functions available in each of the different versions.
Helix Delta-T6 Features | ||||
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Version: | Standard | Professional | Dynamic Analysis | Remarks |
General | ||||
Conveyor Capacity | Up to 1000 tph | Unlimited | Unlimited | |
Static Analysis Calculations | Rigid Belt | |||
Dynamic Analysis Calculations | Flexible Belt | |||
Number of Drive Pulleys | One | Unlimited | Unlimited | Each Pulley can have one or two drives |
Horizontal Curve Design | Banking angle and Belt Drift | |||
Calculation Method | See Calculation Methods | |||
CEMA | 5th Edition | |||
ISO 5048 | Based on DIN 22101 | |||
Viscoelastic | Uses Belt Rubber Rheology | |||
Automatic Friction Factor calculation | ||||
Manual Friction Factor override | User can input f for each conveyor section | |||
Temperature Corrector for Friction Factor | ||||
Draw Conveyor Profile | ||||
Sketch Conveyor Profile on screen | ||||
Drag and Drop Pulleys in sketch | ||||
Add any number of Pulleys | ||||
Draw any Pulley Wrap Angle | ||||
Draw any Conveyor Configuration | ||||
Draw Scale Drawing of Conveyor | ||||
Draw 3D Model of Conveyor | ||||
Draw Vertical Curve Dynamically | ||||
Draw Horizontal Curve Dynamically | ||||
Equipment Databases | ||||
Belts | ||||
Idlers | ||||
Pulleys | ||||
Motors | ||||
Gearboxes | ||||
Fluid Couplings | ||||
High and Low Speed Shaft Couplings | ||||
Brakes | ||||
Holdbacks | ||||
VVVF Variable Speed Starters | See Equipment Databases | |||
Conveyor Sections / Flights | ||||
Unlimited number of Flights | ||||
Unlimited Length of Conveyor | ||||
Vary Idler Spacing by Section | ||||
Vary Skirt Length | ||||
Input Scrapers & Ploughs | ||||
Manually Override Friction Factor f | ||||
Friction factor adjustment factor f | ||||
Import Conveyor Sections / Flights | ||||
Import XYZ from CAD DXF file | ||||
Import XYZ from CSV (ExcelÂ®) text (.txt) file | ||||
Auto Add Return Belt XYZ Points | ||||
Import XYZ from Beltstatâ„¢ BCK file | ||||
Take-up Calculations | ||||
Allow user Takeup Mass Input | ||||
Automatic Takeup Mass Calculation | ||||
Check Belt Sag over all sections | ||||
Vertical Gravity Takeup | ||||
Horizontal Gravity Takeup | ||||
Horizontal Winch Takeup | ||||
Traction Check for Running / Starting / Braking | ||||
Lock Take-up on Stopping | Lock in belt stretch to prevent excessive belt sag | |||
Conveyor Drives | See Dynamic Starting | |||
Head, Tail, Tripper, Return Drives | ||||
Multiple / Unlimited Drive Pulleys in any position | Can have two motors on each drive pulley | |||
Starting Torque Factor input | Full and Empty Start Factor | |||
Backstop Torque Calculation | ||||
Add Inertia Flywheels | ||||
Input Speed vs Torque Curves | DOL, Slip Ring WR Motors, Fluid Couplings etc. | |||
Input Time vs Speed Velocity Ramp | DC, VVVF Variable Speed Drives | |||
Brakes and Stopping | ||||
Input Braking Torque on Drive Pulley | ||||
Input Braking Torque on Brake Only Pulley | ||||
High or Low Speed Brake location | ||||
Brake Caliper Selection | ||||
Brake Disc Sizing & Inertia Calc | ||||
Brake Disc Temperature Rise Calculation | ||||
Add Inertia Flywheels | ||||
Calculate Braking / Coasting Distance | ||||
Calculate Discharge Volume Braking / Coasting | ||||
Velocity Ramp Stopping Control | ||||
Belt Tension & Friction Calculations | ||||
ISO 5048 | Based on DIN 22101 | |||
CEMA | 5th edition | |||
Viscoelastic | Uses Belt Rubber Rheology | |||
Temperature Correction Kt | ||||
Fixed Friction Factor Calculation | ||||
User Controlled Friction Factor | ||||
Automatic Friction Factor Calculation | ||||
Reduced Friction on Declines >2.5% slope | Applied to CEMA - for ISO use f=0.012 | |||
Suitable for Overland Conveyors | Dynamic analysis recommended for 800kW and up | |||
Suitable for Wide Idler Spacing Friction & Power Calculations | ||||
Flexible Body Dynamic Analysis Tension calculations | See Dynamic Analysis | |||
Variable Friction Factor during Starting and Stopping Calculations | Adjusts friction to belt tension and sag during starting / stopping | |||
Tension Summary Report | ||||
Running Full Belt Tensions | See Design Reports | |||
Running Empty Belt Tensions | ||||
Running Levels & Inclines Loaded Belt Tensions | ||||
Running Levels & Declines Loaded Belt Tensions | ||||
Starting Fully Loaded Belt Tensions | ||||
Starting Empty Belt Tensions | ||||
Braking Fully Loaded Belt Tensions | ||||
Braking Empty Belt Tensions | ||||
Coasting Fully Loaded, Empty Belt Tensions | ||||
Bar and Line Graphs of Belt Tensions | ||||
Belt Sag Check | ||||
Take-up Travel / Belt Stretch | ||||
Dynamic Tensions Starting / Stopping | ||||
2D and 3D surface plot of Dynamic Tensions and Belt Velocities | ||||
Vertical Curves | ||||
Concave and Convex Curves | ||||
Belt Lift off Calculation | Running Full/Empty, Starting Full/Empty, Braking full/Empty | |||
Worn Belt Allowance for Lift off | ||||
Edge Tension Rise | ||||
Limit Centre Tension | ||||
Maximum Buckling Radius | ||||
Dynamic Drawing of Vertical Curves on Screen for Geometric Design | ||||
Horizontal Curves | ||||
Draw Curve Dynamically on Plan | ||||
Calculate Curve Motivation Force | ||||
Calculate Banking Balancing Forces | Balancing force for belt, material and friction | |||
Input Banking Angle and view Belt Drift | ||||
Input Centre and Wing Roll Dimensions | ||||
Calculates Belt Drift for Running and Starting Conditions | See Horizontal Curves | |||
View Results Graphically | Easy to see all belt drift conditions on one graph for each curve point | |||
View and Print Horizontal Curve Report | Detailed View of the calculations | |||
Pulley & Shaft Calculations | ||||
Shaft Deflection at Hub | ||||
Shaft Torsion / Strength | ||||
Running Tensions | ||||
Starting Tensions | ||||
Multiple Shaft & Bearing Combinations | ||||
Pulley Inertia's Calculated | ||||
Pulley & Shaft Rationalisation by changing database selection setting | Use Database to rationalise from a sub-set of pulleys and shafts | |||
Shaft Calculations to AS1403 Standard | Separate Program | Separate Program | Separate Program | See Helix delta-D |
Pipe Conveyors | See Pipe Conveyors | |||
Pipe Conveyor calculation using Visco Method | Uses Belt Rubber Rheology | |||
Resistance and losses include: Belt to Idler Indentation Resistance, Material and Belt Flexure losses, Idler Rotation (Rim Drag) Resistances, Belt to Idler scuffing losses | ||||
Calculate Horizontal and Vertical Curves | Generate individual reports on each Curve | |||
Pipe Conveyor Idlers added to Idler Database as a guideline | ||||
Pipe Cross Section | Easy to see Pipe Conveyor Cross Sectional image that includes relavent belt and material properties | |||
Conveyor Starting and Stopping - Static Analysis | ||||
System Equivalent Masses | ||||
Drive & Pulley Inertia Calcs | ||||
Belt Tension Rise % - Static | Check belt safety factor starting and stopping | |||
Starting Time Loaded, Empty | ||||
Stopping Time Loaded, Empty for Braking and Coasting | Match stopping times for downstream conveyors | |||
Stopping Distance Full & Empty | ||||
Discharge Volume Braking & Coasting | ||||
Individual Drive Starting Torque factor | ||||
Conveyor Starting and Stopping - Dynamic Analysis | See Dynamic Analysis | |||
Graph of Belt Velocity vs Time at any pulley or point during Starting / Stopping | ||||
Graph of Belt Tension vs Time at any pulley or point during Starting / Stopping | ||||
Takeup Movement Plotted vs Time | ||||
Graph of Pulley Torque vs Time at any Pulley for Starting and Stopping | ||||
Obtain maximum belt tensions at any pulley or point | Check Belt Safety Factor and Pulley Stresses | |||
Obtain minimum belt tensions at any pulley or point | Design out excessive belt sag by adding flywheels or brakes - essential for long conveyors | |||
View Holdback Torque on pulleys | Correctly size the holdbacks for actual runback belt tensions due to gravity and belt contraction forces | |||
Dynamic Analysis Presentation | PowerPoint Presentation - ppt file | |||
Additional / Quick Calculations | See Additional Calcs | |||
Discharge Trajectory | ||||
Hopper Pull-out Force - Basic | ||||
Hopper Pull-out Force - Bruff's Method | Belt Feeder Design | |||
Hopper Pull-out Force - Theoretical Method (TUNRA) | Belt Feeder Design | |||
Belt Turnover Calculator | See Belt Turnovers | |||
Pulley Inertia | ||||
Pulley Wrap Angle Calculation | ||||
Drive Traction Calculation | ||||
Pulley Bearing L10h life | ||||
Vertical Curve Lift-off radius | ||||
Vertical Curve Buckling Radius | ||||
Vertical Curve Edge Tension Radius | ||||
Horizontal Curve Banking Angle and Belt Drift | ||||
Equipment Schedules from Multiple Design Files | Extract lists from multiple conveyor design files | |||
Design Summary | ||||
Pulley & Shaft Lists | ||||
Idlers | ||||
Motors | ||||
Gearboxes and Fluid Couplings | See Belt Turnovers | |||
Brakes and Holdbacks | ||||
Belt Tension Comparison Report | For example compare existing conveyor belt tensions with proposed upgraded conveyor | |||
Printing and Exporting Reports | View reports on screen or export to file formats | |||
Number of Reports | 70+ | 70+ | 80+ | |
Print Multiple Reports in one file | ||||
PDF Files | ||||
MS Word RTF files | ||||
CSV and Excel files | ||||
Drawing of Conveyor | ||||
3d model | ||||
Tension Graphs - Bar Graphs | ||||
Tension Graphs - Line Graphs | ||||
Dynamic Analysis Graphs 2D and 3D | See Dynamic Analysis | |||
Help Files | See Documentation | |||
Electronic Help File | Includes Contents, Index and Find | |||
Context Sensitive | Press F1 anywhere in the program for Help | |||
Windows Format CHM format | Based on HTML | |||
Print your own Hardcopy manual | Print the Help file by chapter or individual Help topic | |||
Computer Operating System Compatability | See System Requirements | |||
Windows XP | Requires Service Pack 3 or later | |||
Windows Vista | ||||
Windows 7 | ||||
Windows 8 and 8.1 | ||||
Windows 10 | ||||
Version: | Standard | Professional | Dynamic Analysis | Remarks |