Chute Technology has been named as finalist in the 2016 Australian Bulk Handling Awards in the excellence in transport and/or conveying category for its diffused buffer bun loader, which can increase the buffering capacity between the reclaiming and shiploading functions by up to 20 per cent.
An Australian materials handling innovation that eliminates decades of inefficient ship loading and other conveyor loading practices is being introduced worldwide to increase the buffering capacity between the reclaiming and shiploading functions by up to 20 per cent.
A three-pronged approach to mine rehabilitation and recommissioning has paid handsome time, cost-efficiency and community dividends for Glencore as it brings its Integra Coal mine in the Hunter Valley back into production.
New long-life coal chutes and bins that eliminate clogging, excessive wear and costly breakdowns in corrosive mining environments are being introduced by Chute Technology.
As ore and coal producers step up production in response to rising prices, some are taking the opportunity to boost plant capacity while simultaneously resolving output issues with old plant not suited to higher volumes.
Chute Technology has been highly successful this year, being selected four times as a finalist in the 2015 Mining Prospect Awards. Its materials handling technology that solves major dust and spillage issues was a finalist in both the environmental management category and the minerals processing category. Also a finalist in the minerals processing was the smooth flowing low-height transfer chute and the multidirectional chute.