CMI’s Engineered Apron Feeder Chutes

Our customer came to CMI with a significant dust problem with the new underground bin and apron feeder system that was recently installed.  They complained that the dust generated was so much that they were having trouble maintaining the system without being shut down.  They needed a cost effective solution to minimize the dust.  Others were indicating a cost of hundreds of thousands for each bin to fix the problem and there were five bins that needed to be fixed.

CMI developed an engineered chute system using discrete element modeling that fit within the existing chutes which significantly reduced the dust associated with the system.  See the video below that shows the before and after affects of implementing one of CMI’s Engineered Chute Systems.