Weba Chute Systems are rapidly gaining favour within the gold mining sector as transfer points that offer optimum control of material flow with numerous associated benefits.
Gold ore being transferred within a process plant is generally wet, sticky and clayey, and this can pose challenges when it comes to moving the material through chutes.
When transferring gold ore, specific application issues (such as mud rushes within the chute) need to be considered. These application issues can cause blockages, spillage and damage to conveyors and ancillary equipment due to the rate of material flow being complex to control.
The design philosophy of the Weba Chute allows for the finite control of materials as it moves through the transfer point. Through the design configuration, it is possible to control the material to such an extent that only a fraction of the material is allowed to flow onto the receiving equipment.
Our chutes systems are designed to convey impact material on surfaces that already contain material. A cascade system is introduced, creating what we call a ‘super flow’ effect. Each system is configured to control the direction, flow and velocity of the calculated volume and type of material processed in the application.
We continue to report considerable success in the gold sector with custom-engineered chute systems supplied to mines in South Africa and further afield.