Small space on chute, 2 options so far...
Good day all, I have another interesting case. We have a chute where the ore is dumped, from one conveyor (upper) to another one (lower). The chute is good in size but hard to modify based on the fact that is already done, there is no budget available (as usual) and the space is reduced to work inside. So far, the problem we have is that when the ore comes down and is loaded onto the lower conveyor, it sort of explodes, causing some ore backing up the conveyor (going backwards) and severe wear to the canoe liners at that point.
Dead beds are installed around the place trying to reduce the speed of the ore coming out of the belt.
1. One idea is to install something similar to a skirt right under the current liners, this way, the ore will be captured in the middle area. The downside of this idea is how to make the skirt fit and also it may be worn in about 1-2 months, resulting in a poor cost/benefit idea.
2. We might also lower the current deadbed and install some rubber bars we have in stock, this idea is the best one we have now because the rubber bars will not be used and we have a lot. However, we are still thinking on more ideas on how to solve the issue.
Here is a drawing with the situations, thanks for your input!
Notes: dead bed ore is brown, liners are gray, rubber is red, and conveyor belt is yellow.