This is a report of an investigation of a device developed for the purpose of reducing to a minimum the segregation of coarse aggregates during delivery from chutes or conveyors to bins and other storage or transportation facilities.

Producers and consumers are always confronted, more or less, with segregation of materials, but methods toward its elimination have been moderately successful at best. As a matter of fact, the most successful of those methods have been those that required placement and distribution of loads in bins, stockpiles, barges, and the like, rather than the use of mechanical devices for prevention of segregation within the loads themselves.

It is the purpose of this report to present results of experimental work with a mechanical device for that purpose. The experiment was necessarily confined to miniature apparatus representing equipment that could reasonably be devised for actual application to aggregate production plants.

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No. 44

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