Transfer of components using a conveyor and metal chute

The Problem

Metal chute

A manufacturer of tube fittings used conveyors to transport components through the manufacturing process, and to deposit components into hoppers. In one case the metal products would drop through some 3m, partly along a metal delivery chute, before landing in the hopper. The noise level associated with this was 96dB.

The Solution

  • The angle of the conveyor was reduced, to reduce the drop height and the section of the delivery chute was removed.
  • The face of the chute was lined with a sheet of plastic.

The Results

The noise level was reduced by 7dB to 89dB.

The Costs

£150 (using in-house labour).

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CMT Engineering

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Updated 2021-02-10