MANAGING CHUTE ASSETS CLOSELY CAN CUT MAINTENANCE COSTS

Keeping a closer eye on performance of assets like transfer chutes – and carefully monitoring wear – can save not only the cost of unplanned downtime, but also the cost of potential over-maintenance.

“It is true that too little maintenance is usually what causes problems for transfer point equipment on mines, but over-maintenance is also a luxury that mines can no longer afford,” says Amanda Teessen, maintenance contracts manager at Weba Chute Systems.

Industry Learns The Complexity Of Chute Design – The Hard Way

Chute design is one of the most complex, and under-rated, aspects of materials handling – as a number of large equipment suppliers have discovered to their cost.

“As a company with 30 years of experience designing bespoke transfer chutes, it has been interesting to watch who enters – and exits – our market over the years,” says Mark Baller, managing director of Weba Chute Systems.

WEBA Chutes Take Africa in Their Stride

With its custom-designed transfer point solutions at mines across Africa, Weba Chute Systems has proved its chutes in commodities from platinum to diamonds to gold, coal and copper.

In addition to mining hotspots including Ghana, Mali, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Zambia, Zimbabwe and Botswana, Weba Chute Systems have been installed in countries like Tanzania, Mauritania and Eritrea.

Level 2 b-bbee rating for transfer chute experts

Media release – 05-02-2020
LEVEL 2 B-BBEE RATING FOR TRANSFER CHUTE EXPERTS
Transfer chute specialist Weba Chute Systems has further upgraded its Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) rating to Level 2.

According to Farouk Abrahams, sales director at Weba Chute Systems, it was a focus on skills and enterprise development that led to the ratings improvement.

3D Scanning Technology Leveraged In Custom Design Of Chutes

Local manufacturer of custom transfer points and chute systems, Weba Chute Systems & Solutions has leveraged the latest technology to ensure high quality results for its global customer base.

Managing director Mark Baller explains that using three-dimensional (3D) scanning technology during on-site assessments has enhanced the levels of accuracy which has, in turn, minimised rework costs in design and manufacturing, and significantly reduced downtime during installation.