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The Improved Alternative To Conventional Chute Systems

14th June 2018 Weba Chute Systems should not be compared to conventional chute systems as these locally manufactured systems adopt a completely different approach to the control and handling of bulk materials. Mark Baller, managing director of Weba Chute Systems, says these are transfer points are an improved... 

S Africa must maintain cost-competitive sector

By: Jessica Oosthuizen     8th June 2018 It is vital for South Africa to maintain a manufacturing sector that is internationally cost competitive and can produce quality end-products, says Germiston-based material transfer solutions provider Weba Chute Systems MD Mark Baller. “The manufacturing industry has been under a lot of... 

Weba Chute Systems Still Best Option For Lowest Total Cost Of Ownership

16th April 2018 Tough economic times have unintended consequences, and one which is now starting to show is the installation of budget transfer systems. This is according to Mark Baller, managing director of Weba Chute Systems, who says that the company has been called upon by a number of operators to replace... 

Engineered Transfer Chutes Save Costs

12th February 2018 The uncontrolled discharge of bulk materials through conventional chutes is associated with escalated maintenance and replacement costs. By custom designing and engineering transfer points, productivity is enhanced and costs are reduced. A number of blue chip customers around the globe have... 

Scientific engineered chute improves efficiency and cuts costs

2nd February 2018 Germiston-based engineering and transferring chutes company Weba Chute Systems uses a scientific approach for the designing and engineering of transfer chutes that provide a longer equipment life, easier maintenance and improved plant efficiencies. Weba Chute Systems MD Mark Baller says each... 

Weba Chutes Provide Solution At Carmen De Andacollo In Chile

15th January 2018 Weba Chute Systems has successfully engineered a new transfer point to replace an underperforming chute at Carmen de Andacollo in the Coquimbo region of Central Chile. Carmen de Andacollo is an open pit copper operation; Teck owns a 90% interest in the mine with Empresa Nacional de Mineria... 

Addressing The True Cost Of Sub-Standard Transfer Points

12th December 2017 The level of performance of a mine’s transfer points contributes to some of its highest maintenance costs, but many engineers often do not consider transfer systems as critical elements of the minerals processing systems. This is the view of Mark Baller, managing director of transfer chute... 

Science Of Transfer Chute Design Lowers End User Costs

21st November 2017 Its scientific approach to the design and engineering of transfer chutes has made Germiston-based Weba Chute Systems a leader in its field, saving customers millions in plant efficiencies, longer equipment life and easier maintenance. “We invest thousands of research hours into understanding the... 

Transfer Points Can Contribute To High Maintenance Costs

30th October 2017 Although transfer points potentially contribute to some of the highest maintenance costs on a mine, engineers seldom view transfer systems as a critical element of the minerals processing system. So, says Mark Baller, managing director of Weba Chute Systems, who maintains that transfer points —... 

Custom Engineered Weba Chutes Solve All Issues At Isdemir Steel Plant

21st July 2017 The first few transfer chutes leading into a plant handling material destined for furnaces and power generation applications commonly experience degradation, dust and impact challenges, whereas once the material is in the plant and needs to be bifurcated to multiple screens there is the... 

Custom Engineered Weba Chutes Solve All Issues At Isdemir Steel Plant

21st July 2017 The first few transfer chutes leading into a plant handling material destined for furnaces and power generation applications commonly experience degradation, dust and impact challenges, whereas once the material is in the plant and needs to be bifurcated to multiple screens there is the... 

Thirteen Weba Chute Systems Set To Increase Material Transfer At Diamond Mine

6th April 2017 The ability to engineer transfer points for individual application requirements within a plant is a major differentiator for Weba Chute Systems, and it is this capability that enabled the South African OEM to supply a total of 13 custom chute systems to a diamond mine in Botswana. The 13 new Weba... 

More Focus Needed On Optimising Transfer Points

9th February 2017 The continued lack of focus on optimising transfer points is costing process plants money. It is a known fact that transfer points can contribute to some of the highest maintenance costs on a mine, yet many engineers often do not view transfer systems as a critical element of the minerals... 

Weba Chute Systems Solves Material Segregation Issues At Steel Plant In Turkey

5th December 2016 The successful operation of three Weba Chute Systems at Isdemir Steel plant in Turkey has resulted in a contract being awarded for an additional three custom engineered transfer points. Alwin Nienaber, technical director at Weba Chute Systems, says that in addition to overcoming the challenges of... 

Reducing Maintenance On Chute Systems Is Simple

15th November 2016 Transfer points don’t need to be high maintenance areas on a mine anymore. This good news is from Mark Baller, managing director of Weba Chute Systems, who says the solution to reducing maintenance costs on transfer points is simple. “More often than not this issue is addressed by looking at new... 

Weba Chute Systems Leverages Expertise On Skouries Project

19th September 2016 Weba Chute Systems, known for challenging the boundaries in transfer point technology, has leveraged its in-depth applications knowledge and know-how to engineer an innovative bifurcated chute system for Eldorado Gold’s Skouries Project. The bifurcated chute is one of nine transfer point... 

Weba Chute Systems Reduce Material Degradation, Dust And Noise In Steel Plant

15th July 2016 The recent installation of three Weba Chute Systems at the Isdemir Steel Plant in Turkey has significantly reduced noise levels as well as material degradation and dust levels. Alwin Nienaber, technical director of Weba Chute Systems, says that the custom engineering of the transfer points... 

Weba South America Gives Region Access To Custom Engineered Chute Systems

15th March 2016 Following increased market demand and extensive investigative time on the ground, Weba Chute Systems has announced the establishment of Weba South America. The company exhibited at Expomin Chile under this new banner. Mark Baller, managing director of Weba Chute Systems, explains that South... 

Weba Chute Systems Is The Benchmark For Transfer Points

15th January 2016 Transfer points are finally being recognised as key elements in plants, and Mark Baller, managing director of Weba Chute Systems, says this has seen other players enter the market as they too begin to recognise transfer points as critical to the operational success of plants. “As the market... 

Weba Chute Systems Installs 16 Chutes For Conveying System At Arcelor Mittal’s Newcastle Blast Furnace Upgrade

13th October 2015 Weba Chute Systems has successfully completed the installation of 16 chute systems at Arcelor Mittal’s Newcastle works. The chutes form part of a conveying system attached to the upgrade of blast furnace Number 5 at the plant. “Weba Chute Systems was contracted by Howden for this particular... 

Weba Chute Systems Can Result In A Substantial Reduction In Maintenance Costs In Minerals Processing Sector

20th July 2015 A conveyor belt can account for up to 60% of the maintenance cost of a bulk materials handling plant. This means that the cost implications of constant replacement due to wear can be significantly higher than the original investment. “Maintenance outlay in the minerals processing sector can be... 

Weba Chute Systems Urges Consideration Of Basic Chute Specifications To Address Material Transfer Problems

9th June 2015 Material transfer problems can be addressed by considering basic chute specifications, says Mark Baller, managing director of Weba Chute Systems. “This necessitates a thorough knowledge of transfer point design as well as the ability to determine best practice for a specific application and the... 

Weba Chute Systems Are An Improved Alternative To Conventional Chute Systems

12th May 2015 Weba Chute Systems should not be compared to conventional chute systems, but should rather be seen as an upgrade or improved alternative, says Mark Baller, managing director of Weba Chute Systems. “Our chute systems adopt a completely different approach to the control and handling of bulk... 

Weba Chute Systems Adopts A Hands-On Approach

1st April 2015 The willingness to listen to clients, coupled with the capability to respond to their specific requirements, has resulted in Weba Chute Systems & Solutions establishing a reputation for a hands-on approach to the design and engineering of transfer points. “Proof of our proactive approach to... 

Weba Chute Systems Optimises Bulk Materials Handling In The Diamond Sector

11th March 2015 Numerous successful installations of Weba Chute Systems in the diamond-mining industry have proved that the correct application of the company’s scientific approach to the dynamics of bulk materials handling can completely eliminate the problems associated with conventional transfer chutes,... 

Weba Chute Systems Says Increased Attention Needs To Be Paid

17th November 2014 There is a need to challenge conventional thinking around chute systems and transfer points, especially seeing that most problems associated with transfer points can be eliminated during the design stage. Weba Chute Systems’ extensive experience and technical expertise, coupled with its broad... 

Weba Chute Systems South Africa Clinches Major Order For Seven

27th October 2014 Weba Chute Systems of South Africa has competed successfully against several major players in the United States to win a multimillion dollar tender for work on a terminal upgrade project at United Bulk Terminals on the Mississippi River south of New Orleans in Davant, Louisiana. UBT is one of the... 

Weba Chute Systems Successfully Concludes Major Empowerment Deal

2nd October 2014 Weba Chute Systems has successfully concluded a major empowerment deal with Hlanganani Capital that will see the company that pioneered the Weba Transfer Chute System for bulk materials handling in the mining industry gain further traction in Africa and other emerging markets such as South... 

A Systems Approach To Transfer Point Design

5th September 2014 The most recurrent problems on transfer chutes are spillage, blocked chutes, high levels of wear on the receiving belt due to major differences between the material velocity and the belt velocity, rapid chute wear, degradation of the material being transferred, excessive generation of dust and... 

A Different Approach To Conventional Chute Systems

9th July 2014 The primary requirement in transfer point design is the ability to guide and control the flow of product from the moment it enters the system until it exits. Unfortunately, many existing chutes on brownfield projects often fail due to a combination of an initial disregard for the design criteria,... 

Mill Feed Chute Control Simple With Weba

17th June 2014 Transfer points into mill feed or scrubber feed chutes are traditionally high wear and high maintenance installations. However, this need not be the case. By correctly controlling the feed into the scrubber or mill feed, it is possible to reduce wear and tear, and consequently maintenance. The... 

Going Green With Superior Transfer Point Design

4th April 2014 Airborne dust is a long-standing and common problem in bulk materials handling operations. The inability to control dust results in increased conveyor belt wear, with its associated downtime and loss of productivity. Not only is productivity at stake, but mineral processing plants are under... 

Increasing Productivity With Superior Transfer Point Design

24th March 2014 A number of factors influence the on-site productivity of bulk materials handling operations at mineral processing plants. An element that plays a great role in providing a clean, safe and productive environment is the design of transfer points. Traditionally, conveyor systems design focused more... 

Third Contract Award For Weba Chute Systems Underlines Tnt’s Commitment

4th February 2014 Three contract awards on three different continents underlines the confidence that Terra Nova Technologies has in South Africa’s Weba Chute Systems from M&J Engineering. TNT’s comprehensive understanding of the benefits that Weba Chute Systems provide in the mining sector led to the most recent... 

Reducing Installation Costs With Pre-Assembled Transfer Chutes

20th January 2014 In an effort to reduce the high installation costs incurred in Australia, FMG (Fortesque Metals Group) requested Terra Nova Technologies  to outsource the assembly of its transfer chutes and towers to overseas third party companies. M&J Engineering was awarded the contract to supply Weba Chute... 

Company Announcement: Weba Chute Systems

31st January 2013 Weba Chute Systems has commissioned 20 new Weba discharge chutes at the Dense Medium Separation drum plant at Kumba Iron Ore’s Sishen mine in the Northern Cape with four still to be installed 

Company Announcement: Weba Chute Systems Poised to Hot Commission 300 Chutes at Assmang's KEP

15th January 2013 Weba Chute Systems has installed more than 300 transfer points at various sections of Assmang’s Iron Ore Mine in the Northern Cape and the most recent 19 chutes are poised for hot commissioning as part of the WHIMS Expansion Project by the end of February 2013 

Company Announcement: 35 Weba Chutes to Black Rock

4th September 2012 M&J Engineering is close to completing an order for the supply and installation of 29 of its innovative Weba Chute Systems at Assmang Manganese’s Black Rock Mine Operations, about 80 kilometres north-west of Kuruman in the Northern Cape 

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