Residential Gravity Chute



Trash chutes are an integral part of most multi-story residential buildings and they enable tenants on each floor to dispose of their trash and recyclables conveniently and quickly without having to carry it down to the trash room.

Each R.D.I. chute system is custom designed and manufactured to fit our client’s specific building using our state of the art 3-D design software. Once the design has been completed and approved the fabrication begins. Unlike our competitors our chute riser is “spiral formed” and not rolled on a set of plate rolls. This manufacturing technique allows us to create chute systems that are much stronger than seam welded chutes and more importantly significantly quieter. The unique spiral seam that runs the full length of the chute riser helps mitigate the transfer of noise through the chute wall itself; which eliminates the need for the application of a sound deadening membrane on the outside of the riser. Want proof? Let Reaction Distributing Inc. design and fabricate your next chute system.

Spiral Helix Formed Chutes video
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RDI chute specification 2019 for USA
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RDI sorter specifications 2019 for Canada
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RDI standard chute installation guide
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RDI standard rolled 24 inch chute drawings
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Technical Details

Standard Features

  • UL/CSA Approved Design
  • Meets/exceeds ANSI Z245.2 regulations
  • Meets/exceeds OSHA regulations
  • PLC “flex-design” based control systems
  • NEMA 4 rated enclosure
  • Internal timers prevent system run-on
  • Self-diagnostic indicators
  • 24-volt controls
  • Adjustable multi-cycle timer
  • 75% and 100% full light
  • Auto-alert maintenance mode
  • Heavy duty oil-tight pushbutton controls
  • Key lockable start pushbutton

Mechanical Specifications

Charge Chamber Volume 1.73 cu yd 1.73 cu yd 1.73 cu yd
Charge Chamber Opening Size 42″ x 60″ 42″ x 60″ 42″ x 60″
Ram Face Size 24″ x 60″ 24″ x 60″ 24″ x 60″
Ram Penetration 6″ 6″ 6″
Compaction Force Normal 39,250 lbs 39,250 lbs 39,250 lbs
Compaction Force Maximum 43,175 lbs 43,175 lbs 43,175 lbs
Cycle Time 47 seconds 47 seconds 47 seconds
System Pressure Normal 2000 psi 2000 psi 2000 psi
System Pressure Maximum 2200 psi 2200 psi 2200 psi
Pump Capacity 10 gpm 10 gpm 10 gpm
Motor Size 10 hp 10 hp 10 hp
Cylinder Size 2 x 5″0 2 x 5″0 2 x 5″0
Cylinder Type Double Acting Double Acting Double Acting
Ram Face Pressure Normal 23.4 psi 23.4 psi 23.4 psi
Ram Face Pressure Maximum 25.7 psi 25.7 psi 25.7 psi
Oil Tank Capacity 30 gal 30 gal 30 gal
Shipping Weight (Head only) 9,860 lbs 10,050 lbs 10,460 lbs

Electrical Specifications

Control System 110 volt 60 cycle powered by step-down transformer
Control Panel Fully wired. Keyed start button, emergency stop, full lights, reset button, PLC, dual current sensors
Power 208/230/575 Volt, 3 Phase 60 Cycle


SPH28 264″ 102″ 102″ 45″ 42″ 60″
SPH30 276″ 102″ 102″ 45″ 42″ 60″
SPH32 306″ 102″ 102″ 45″ 42″ 60″

Optional Equipment

  • Advance-warning light
  • Fluid-filled pressure gauge
  • Oil heater
  • Odour control system
  • Open hopper (for top or loading dock)
  • Fully enclosed hopper with door
  • Through the wall installation kits
  • Walk-on or drive-on decks
  • Safety gate
  • Hydraulic cart-dump systems

Electrical system upgrades

  • System monitor: SCADA panel (add-on panel or integrated upgrade) provides cell-based monitoring of all systems including container fullness, safety circuit devices, container positioning, hydraulic system devices including reservoir fullness, oil temperature and system in-use time
  • Remote start/stop station
  • Auto-start system (photo-eye or sonic sensor)
  • Wireless remote control
  • Biometric interface
  • HMI based operator interface for tie into building monitoring systems

Hydraulic system upgrades

  • Single phase and three phase power units
  • Hi-lo hydraulic pumps for reduced cycle time applications
  • Regen circuit for improved hydraulic fluid circulation
  • Over-sized oil reservoirs to accommodate ancillary devices and improved heat sink
  • Oil cooler for high duty cycle applications
  • Bio-degradable oil
  • In tank oil heater
  • Sonic sensors for oil fullness monitoring
  • Low temperature oil (as low as -60 Celsius is available)

Compactor upgrades

  • Custom chute systems
  • Custom weather enclosures
  • Drive-on deck systems (certified up to 20,000 lbs.)
  • Tongue and grooved floor designs
  • AR plate floors and sides for reduced press head/compactor shell wear
  • Pad-less set-up for installation on asphalt
  • Custom hydraulic cart tipping systems
  • Light curtain-based safety sensors
  • Custom steel safety barriers
  • Custom hydraulic lift systems
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