Seldom Optimal on Start-up

“The role of transfer chutes in a plant is traditionally underestimated. Based on our decades of experience, a significant portion of plant downtime is generally attributable to transfer chutes, be it through blockages, spillage or high chute wear,” says Mark Baller, managing director of Weba Chute Systems . “That’s why chutes should never be considered […]

A Barrage of Rocks

Faced with a challenge of large rocks in the run-of-mine (ROM) feed regularly damaging main support structures, chutes and grizzly feeder, a diamond mine in Botswana reached out to Weba Chute Systems to custom design an innovative solution to overcome this costly challenge, which included major safety hazards. According to Hilton Buys, regional manager at […]

What May Fail When

Measuring the wear life of a transfer chute is no simple matter, as many different components need to be tracked. However, the benefits of doing this add directly to the bottom line through improved uptime.

Process Effectiveness Underpins Quality

Ensuring that every chute produced is to specification and to the highest quality, Izak Potgieter, ISO systems manager at Weba Chute Systems, says process effectiveness assures customers that detailed protocols for each stage of the ordering, design and production process of its custom-engineered chute systems, are followed. 

No short cut to chutes that perform reliably and safely

No Short-cut to Chutes While there are many ‘look-alike’ transfer chutes on the market, it is the demanding original equipment manufacturer (OEM) standards of Weba Chute Systems that keep mined material as well as industrial materials moving smoothly. Weba Chute Systems technical manager and designer Dewald Tintinger points out that a chute is often viewed […]

A ‘Green Steel’ Alternative

A ‘Green Steel’ Alternative

Rio-Carb’s R-C700 long-life liner plate offers the benefit of significantly reduced greenhouse (GHG) emissions for its customers. This is because the liners, featuring a chromium carbide (CrC) overlay, outlast quenched and tempered products by a factor of eight. Therefore the carbon footprint of this ‘green steel’ is seven times smaller per application, translating into a […]

3D Scanning for Chute Solutions

3D Scanning for Chute Solutions

With the power of three-dimensional (3D) scanning technology, transfer point specialist Weba Chute Systems & Solutions ensures there are no surprises when designing and installing its solutions. “The accuracy of 3D scanning means that we can rapidly gather detailed measurements of large infrastructure on a customer’s site,” says the company’s technical director, Alwin Nienaber. “This […]

Stacking Efficiencies and Performance in the Digital Space

Stacking Efficiencies and Performance in the Digital Space

Thyssenkrupp is an industry pioneer and world leader in the manufacture of stackers, drum reclaimers and other stockyard machines. Moving with the Industry 4.0 tide, the global engineering specialist has introduced new technology that improves stacker efficiency and performance. Thyssenkrupp stackers are responsible for stockpiling an extensive range of materials at mines, quarries and ports […]

Solving Bottlenecks at Depth

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Bottlenecks were preventing one of the world’s deepest gold mines from achieving its targeted throughput on a level 2 850 metres below surface. Weba Chute Systems designed and manufactured the solution. A short slew conveyor was at the centre of the South African mine’s challenge, providing the only source of ore from that level. Frequent […]

From The Chairman’s Desk

From The Chairman’s Desk

We are starting the CMA off with a bang with the launching of a brand-new training course. The CMA Transfer Chute Design course will be held in March and all details can be found on the website www.cmasa.co.za in the Education and Training section. Transfer chutes are used as a method to transfer bulk material […]