Chute Basics

The function of a transfer point varies depending on its operational requirements. In all cases, the basic functional requirement comes down to one main purpose:

To direct the material stream from its source to its destination

One of the goals of a transfer chute system is to contain material flow. If this is not done well, not all the material will make it to the receiving conveyor belt, resulting in lost productivity. The material must also flow through the system. If it does not, plugging/blocking will occur and bring the operation to a halt. The uppermost chute component captures the trajectory of the material stream discharging from the head pulley. From there, the material stream is guided to move through the chute system. The chute system then delivers the material stream to the receiving conveyor belt where it is delivered to the receiving belt.