In this case, medical-technical plastic parts have to be produced and buffered under clean room conditions. A 3-way reject chute serves to conduct the parts into 3 different directions:
Good parts are conveyed via an angled conveyor to a buffering station
Reject parts are discharged to the non-operating side
QA parts are discharged to the operating side
The reject chute is engineered completely encapsuled with stainless steel housing and integrated plastic flaps for directing the parts.
This provides a perfect lateral sealing in order to prevent deadlocks of small or edgy parts.
Of course, such a chute can be used for sprue separation. In that case the good parts are e.g. directed onto the conveyor, sprues to the non-operating side and QA parts to the operating side.