Here's my problem: I have a giant oven that has 3 layers of conveyor belts in it. Tortilla chips are sent through the oven starting at the top layer, and then passed down to the second conveyor (which runs reverse compared to the top one) to get both sides of the chip to cook. After the second layer, the chips are dumped onto a chute (similar to a half-pipe) and slide down to the 3rd, and bottom belt. Sometimes, on this chute, the chips get stuck (not dry enough to slide down), and then build up clump that I have to shut down the entire oven to clean out the clumps. Is it possible to build my chute (half-pipe) with preforated holes, and connect it to compressed air or a blower to mimic an air-hockey table? I think creating an air-bed for the chips to gently slide over would alleviate any problems with them sticking to the chute (since theoretically, they won't touch the chute) I have a restaurant-style (Triangle) chip, that weights 3.6g. Square dimensions are 3.25"(length) x 4.5" (max width) of the chip. I'm planning on cutting 1/8" holes that would be spaced 1/2" x and y apart from each other. Area of holes: pi*(.0625)^2 = .0123in^2 Square-izing the triangle tortilla chip would result in the chip covering 41 holes, and covering 15 semi-circles. (.0123)x41 + (.00614)x15 = .5964 F=Ma F=(.0036kg)(9.8m/s^2)=.03528 N .03528 N = .00793126 lb of force (.00793126) / .5964 = .0133 psi Is this accurate? Any help or more variables that I would need to account for would be appreciated.