With Chute Maven:
You can quickly and easily import chute, belt and injection point geometry from an AutoCAD DXF file.
Complicated 3D surfaces can be modeled using AutoCAD's 3D Face, 3D Mesh, Edge, Tabulated Surface, Revolved Surface, Ruled Surface and Edge Surface commands.
Work in either US units (inches) or international units (millimeters).
Velocities automatically assigned to belt surfaces.
Chute Maven in action:
Modeling a transfer chute with Chute Maven is very easy. You draw your chute to scale, including the belt and load point in AutoCAD...
What is the DEM?
Traditionally, in the design of a conveyor belt system, the majority of the time and money is spent on the belting, supporting structure and control. Minimal effort has been made in the design and analysis of the transfer points. With the continued increase in tonnages needed today more effort needs to be spent at the transfer points.