Overland Conveyors

Virta has extensive experience in the engineering and supply of overland conveyors, including state-of-the-art control systems, dynamic analysis, regenerative systems and horizontal curves.

The Virta team has well over 100 years of collective experience in the design, manufacture, delivery and commissioning of complex overland conveyors. Overland conveyors continue to offer an increasing number of advantages over trucking. With advancements in drive, belt, braking and control system technology, their adaptability and reliability increasingly offer effective long-distance transport solutions.

As overland conveyor complexity increases, the need for comprehensive dynamic analysis becomes even more crucial. Together with our partner AC-Tek, we include dynamic analysis in all of our overland conveyor projects, optimizing equipment selection (including belting, drive systems, idler bearing and spacing, take-up operation and braking operation) and control system design for safe and reliable conveyor operation.

Overland Conveyors

Our overland conveyor experience and expertise include:

  • Challenging terrain
  • Horizontal and vertical curves
  • Downhill and regenerative
  • Mobile trippers
  • Extreme temperatures (-50 to +50 C)
  • State-of-the-art drive systems (VFD, wound rotor, etc.)
  • Dynamic braking
  • Condition monitoring
  • Active take-up systems
  • Modular design for overland sections