gravity chute

gravity chute

[′grav·əd·ē ‚shüt]
(engineering)
A gravity conveyor in the form of an inclined plane, trough, or framework that depends on sliding friction to control the rate of descent.
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After the bowl feeder, the collets were passed through a gravity chute and a singulator / escapement was provided which held back the collets while a single one was released on receipt of a signal from the customer.
An acequia is a sluiceway or gravity chute that flows down a mountainside, providing water for a village.
The installation of the ice-maker called for a head for heights with the unit sited atop a 40 foot production tower within Sensient's food colors manufacturing unit with ice being delivered by a gravity chute to the production line.
Also featured will be the Model 312-DC/SR "Select-A-Rip," integrated with Mereen-Johnson's exclusive Rip Navigator optimizing system and gravity chute infeed conveyor.
Material can be introduced into the granulator by hand, conveyor, robot, gravity chute, and ram, roll, or auger feeder.
Similarly, some canister dispensers incorporate a similar feature, shutting down if a sensor detects that the gravity chute does not contain a full column of desiccant canisters.
* Takeaway-typically powered take-away, gravity takeaway, or gravity chute.
Different discharge lane types can be specified, including motor-driven roller conveyors, non-driven roller conveyors or gravity chutes. Capable of achieving high conveying speeds with lower chain, rail and switch noise, the sorter can handle 12,000, 16 x 16-inch cartons or totes (weighing up to 110 pounds) per hour.
JACOB manufacture thin-walled, modular pipework systems and ducting, with components for air-conveying, extractlines or gravity chutes. Wih standard diameters from 60mm to 1600mm in galvanised or stainless-steel and powder coated finishes, JACOB cater for all types of pipework installation.
It is ideal for detecting flow conditions of solids and powders in gravity chutes, feeders, pipelines, conveyor belts or bucket elevators.
c) repair seals gravity chutes 103; 203; 300; 301; 302; 303; 304; 305; 405; 406; 407; 409; 115; 215; 116; 216; 127; 227; 345; 340; 341; 412; 413; 414; 315; 316; 346; 347; 371; 372; 360; 361; 362;
The microwave-based instrument tracks flow conditions of powders and granules in gravity chutes, feeders, pipelines, conveyor belts, or bucket elevators.