Metal Spiral Chute for Bin Loading or Piling

 In Industrial, Spiral Let Down Chutes

Believe it or not, some of us at Astro get a little emotional when our projects are complete and the hauling truck arrives to load. Saying goodbye to our development, our handiwork, and our pride and joy is sometimes a little hard. That’s what happened when this spiral chute drove off into the horizon. With that said, we had to take an employee picture before we said goodbye to this massive spiral chute for bin loading.

Function of Spiral Chutes

This spiral chute is made of 304 stainless steel and will be 85 feet tall once it’s erected. It will be used by a fertilizer facility to pile product under a dome.  A belt conveyor feeds the material into the top of the chute. Also, the spiral chute will greatly reduce the dust created and material breakage of the material as the product is piled.

Many of our stainless steel spiral chutes are used by food manufacturers. The chutes convey pasta, coffee beans, nuts, and a variety of snack foods. For these, we provide a food-grade finish on the chute. On the contrary, the chute shown above is not food-grade as it will convey fertilizer. However, all these spiral chutes are employed to “lower and pile” a product, while reducing or eliminating product breakage and dust creation. 

Custom Design Spiral Chutes

Astro has many years of experience in engineering and fabricating spiral chutes. With that, we are able to custom design each chute for each particular application. We acknowledge that each type of material slides differently and each client has different needs. Therefore, essentials regard volume, speed, inlet and outlet chutes, frame structure, and height. For food processors looking to lower their food product to a level below in a rapid, yet controlled manner that eliminates dust and breakage, a spiral let down chute can be an excellent option.

We are passionate about delivering high-quality service and products effectively and consistently. Plus, you will deal with concerned, hands-on, meticulous project managers at all times. Call Astro today for your next spiral chute for bin loading!

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