Weba Chute Systems MD Mark Baller explains that a systems approach to bulk solids handling design is essential to ensure operational characteristics are matched throughout the plant. By custom designing each transfer point, individual Weba Chute Systems can be configured to suit each particular application.
“Our system uses a ‘supertube’, with a cascade scenario, where 95% of the material runs on material at the same time in a tumbling motion, rather than gliding down the chute. We have found that gliding particles cause extensive wear, while the tumbling or rolling motion causes far less wear.
“We have taken this a step further by designing the internal angle of the transfer chute to match the product with the belt speed and in so doing product degradation is greatly reduced or completely eliminated,” he adds.