Global launch for Sandvik chute
First publishedon www.AggBusiness.com
Sandvik’s new WE6000i telescopic chute, based on the WE series, has been developed for conveyors with a belt width of less than 800mm.
The equipment, which was recently launched globally, has features that minimise dust emissions, thus boosting the operational efficiency of the site, as well as benefitting the environment of the workplace and surrounding areas.
Sandvik says that minimised dust emissions also means lower clean-up costs, and reduced need for maintenance, service and repair work all over the plant.
“Using a telescopic chute also reduces stockpile segregation and improves product quality,” says the company.
“A key feature of the chute that enables it to produce such benefits is that a vacuum is created inside it by the material flow, reducing the requirement for expensive, service-demanding filtration systems.”
The chute can be used in a variety of areas and applications, and is of a simple and rugged design, having a good ratio between minimum and maximum length, with the number of conical chute segments varying depending on the height of the stockpile and that of the feed conveyor.
The WE6000i telescopic chute can be operated from the control panel, via a PLC with automatic level sensor, or manually via remote control. It senses its height above the material stockpile and automatically adjusts, minimising the risk of dust emissions. In addition, the wire winches are equipped with limit switches.