Processing Magazine

Handle Highly Abrasive Materials with Straight Line Aggregate Diverters™

March 17, 2011

Handle sand, gravel, whole grains, coal, and other difficult-to-convey materials efficiently and economically with maintenance-friendly Straight Line Aggregate Diverters™. Built with abrasion-resistant wear liners and a removable access door to allow for easier inspection or maintenance, durable Straight Line Aggregate Diverters are built to avoid excessive wear typically associated with traditional “bucket” diverters. Gravity-flow Straight Line Aggregate Diverters, also called “K” style diverters, handle heavy-duty, abrasive materials efficiently. While ordinary diverters do not provide a positive seal across the closed chute – allowing material to pass through gap between the bucket and chute – the Straight Line Aggregate Diverter utilizes highly durable rubber bucket seals to provide a positive material shutoff at the leading edge of the bucket. These rubber seals avoid abrasion, as the diverter’s inlet is designed to divert flow away from these seals. At the same time, the diverter’s internal mechanisms are spared abrasion. The diverter’s straight-line feature also minimizes abrasion for long-lasting performance.