The Chute-HTR, manufactured by Thermo-Tech, Inc., is a new system designed to prevent material freeze in chutes and bins in cold weather conditions. According to the company, the patent-pending product is economical, costing only a fraction of that to construct an enclosure around chutes and bins. It provides total surface coverage unlike electric pad heaters, and due to only the surface being heated, minimal BTUs are required resulting in lower energy costs. Chute and bin surfaces reach a maximum temperature of 160 F, providing a safe freeze prevention solution even in explosive environments. The Chute-HTR will utilize electric, propane or natural gas fuels, and can heat any size chute or bin in virtually any location.
Thermo-Tech Inc., www.beltheater.com