Food processing is one of the industries for which we build a lot of equipment. This industry requires equipment fabricated of stainless steel with a food grade finish, which is a core competency at Astro. For industries other than food, a lower cost carbon steel works great. Spiral chutes are a particularly popular product that we have been custom producing for over 10 years.
WHAT IS A SPIRAL CHUTE?
A spiral chute conveyer is an often-overlooked component in a food production line but one that performs a highly necessary function. Spiral chutes lower food products, usually granular or particulate products, gently from one level of a machine down to another without breaking or damaging them. They provide a ‘hands off’ operation to ensure that products are handled properly without the need to hire someone full time to perform the task or perform quality control. Several benefits of spiral chutes including: no moving parts, little to no maintenance, a small footprint, sturdy construction, and customization to space.
WHERE ARE THEY USED?
Aside from food processing, a spiral chute can also be used in the following industries:
- Chemical production
- Wood pulp
- Practically any industry or application that requires safe movement of goods or materials can find use from a professionally manufactured spiral chute.
WHY ASTRO ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING?
Our business is built by delivering quality results with the best possible equipment and trained staff. We specialize in working with the more difficult metals such as stainless steel and aluminum. We also take measures to help customers save as much time and money as possible and get the greatest value from our services. This includes combining several services into one and using cost saving measures while still improving overall quality. All of this is also delivered with impeccable customer service.
We are proud to make all of our products right here in the USA. Many mass-produced chutes are manufactured overseas, using poorer quality materials and lower industrial standards. By choosing a local company, you can support the local economy, support American industrial workers, and receive your products in less time than waiting for international delivery.
If your operation needs a spiral chute or any other essential parts, call us for a custom-made chute manufactured to the highest industry standard. You can also visit us at www.astroeng.com.
Astro Metal Craft was founded in 1987 as a fabricator of custom industrial equipment, primarily for the food processing industry. Since then, we have expanded to a greater variety of industries. Today, the custom industrial equipment we fabricate are in many different industries. These industries include machine frames, stainless steel tanks, screening ...