Plastic Compounder, Alabama, USA
20″ (508 mm)
Installed in 2010, this spout has been utilized on daily basis since installation to gravity transfer PET plastic flake from a storage silo into enclosed, dry bulk semi-tankers. Approximately 12-15 trailers are loaded each week. The spout has provided the client with unsurpassed reliability from the day of its installation and commissioning without any maintenance (i.e. hoist drive failures, cable pulley malfunctions, electrical issues, etc).
This telescoping loading spout utilizes a basic four cable design and is a predecessor of the current Vortex Model VES-40.