Sandvik’s new WE6000i telescopic chute has been developed to be fed by conveyors with belt widths of less than 800mm.
It minimises dust emissions, boosting operational efficiency and benefitting the environment of the workplace and surrounding areas.
Less dust emissions means lower clean-up costs, and reduced need for maintenance, service, and repair work all over the plant. Using a telescopic chute also reduces stock pile segregation and improves product quality.
The chute has a vacuum created inside it by the material flow, reducing need for expensive, service demanding filtration systems. It has a simple and rugged design and a good ratio between minimum and maximum length, with the number of conical chute segments varying depending on the height of the stockpile and the feed conveyors.
The 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.
Possessing a unique, modular design, the WE6000i, along with all of the WE series of telescopic chutes, allows for a choice of materials to be used in different applications. The construction of the chute segment is optimised for flexibility, long life and material flow. This user-friendly design enables easy maintenance, providing savings for operations wherever it is used.