The T Series, Telescopic Tube System
The Cleveland Cascades T Series Free Fall Chute comprises of a series of telescoping concentric tubes. It is supported at the head chute interface point and can extend and retract to suit the length required for each loading job.
Unlike the modular Free Fall C Series, the Chute remains rigid and is ideally suited to applications which require Trimming Spouts or Jet Slinger devices.
The T Series incorporates a scraper/brush cleaning system at the head of each tube, which
is beneficial for particularly sticky materials, where periodic cleaning is an issue.
The system can be manufactured from a range different steel grades, depending on the dry bulk it handles. It can also be fitted with wear resistant and low friction replaceable liners for sticky or corrosive products.
At the base of the T system there is an option to fit a standard skirted outlet or a rotating Trimmer device for accurate loading and finishing. There is also the option for a Jet Slinger device, which throws the material much further in to the hold than a conventional trimmer.
The Free Fall chutes are not designed to specifically control dust emissions or prevent degradation, but they do eliminate the effects of side winds and also prevent uncontrolled dispersion that can occur in ship loading and storage applications. The T System is particularly effective in handling sticky materials which have a relatively high moisture content such as metal ores and mineral concentrates.
Guide rails are fitted to the tubes to prevent them from twisting and distorting during extension & retraction and also whilst using a Trimmer Spout or Jet Slinger outlet.