In today’s conveyor systems the major source of maintenance and maintenance related delays to production usually have a common root cause; the design and functionality of the transfer chute feeding the conveyors.
The Transfer Chute Design Manual brings together the way transfer chute design has evolved, relates this evolution to the underlying design principles that must be applied if the transfer is to operate with the minimum of maintenance consequences.
It also explains how conflicting outcomes can be accommodated and how to assess the compromises that must be made in such circumstances. It explains the theory of transfer design, how to apply the theory and also gives background on techniques that can assist in the design process. Finally, it explores more advanced transfer chute design applications and works through some transfer design issues and their solution.
There’s a chapter on material trajectories, which analyses most methods for modelling and predicting material paths, including all the relevant formulae.
The text includes over 200 photos, graphs and illustrations to provide a balance between theoretical and actual, working applications.
Regardless of the type of material that needs to be transferred, whether it is dusty, wet, heavy or light, The Transfer Chute Design Manual presents a solution.
There are also troubleshooting guides, quick reference guides as well as sections on advanced modelling and maintenance.
This text is addressed to the materials handling design engineer, the maintenance manager and the new mechanical engineer seeking direction when confronted with a conveyor transfer problem.
The Transfer Chute Design Manual will allow the engineer to optimise the transfer of materials while reducing down time and minimising maintenance to bring about a more efficient operation of the total conveyor system.