All Blog Posts about ‘Bucket Elevators’

Ensuring Efficient Handling of Coal & Coke Products

This article was co-authored by:

Tim Matzke
Material Handling Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Coal, coke, and pet coke materials are subject to handling in numerous settings, from mine sites to power generation facilities, paper mills, oil refineries, steel and aluminum producing facilities, and more. Combined with the many types, forms, and sizes that these materials can come in, Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Newly Installed Bucket Elevator

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s photo shows a newly installed bucket elevator. While FEECO has made its name in the agglomeration, thermal processing, and fertilizer granulation industries, little be known to some is that we, too, can provide the material handling equipment needed to transport materials throughout processing. Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What is the Difference Between a Centrifugal and Continuous Bucket Elevator?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

FEECO manufactures two bucket elevator designs: centrifugal and continuous. They are built to move bulk materials vertically, and offer their own distinct advantages to the material handling operation at hand. Continuous bucket elevators are used for less vigorous material handling applications. The slow speed of Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Belt-Style Bucket Elevators Under Assembly

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s photo highlights the FEECO Fabrication Facility, where several belt-style bucket elevators are being assembled. In this photo, you’ll notice the center of the boot section contains a spiral, wing-type pulley. Wing-type pulleys prevent material from being pinched between the back side of the Continue reading →

 

Bucket Elevator Design: Centrifugal Vs. Continuous

This article was co-authored by:

Tim Matzke
Material Handling Expert

Greg Makos
Technical Writer

When selecting a bucket elevator, the goal is to allow for the most efficient process flow possible. In order do this, it is important to understand the design functions of each piece of equipment and how they affect the material that is being handled. Two Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What Factors should be Considered in Bucket Elevator Design?

This article was co-authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Tim Matzke
Material Handling Expert

A FEECO bucket elevator.

Bucket elevators are an efficient means of transporting material from one location to another, though they do not necessarily come in a one-size-fits-all configuration. Due to their versatility in working with a wide range of materials and industries, bucket elevators must be specifically designed on Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Bucket Elevator Head Assemblies

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Tim Matzke
Material Handling Expert

Bucket elevator head assemblies

Our photo this week shows several bucket elevator head assemblies in a potash processing facility. Bucket elevators are a common choice for potash handling, with the double chain type being the most commonly used, due to the increased capacity and height capability this configuration can Continue reading →

 

Bucket Style Selection

This article was co-authored by:

Tim Matzke
Material Handling Expert

Greg Makos
Technical Writer

Bucket elevator

Has your company recently decided that it’s time for a new bucket elevator? Or maybe it’s time to replace the buckets on your old elevator? The process can seem fairly intimidating at first; buckets don’t come in a “one size fits all” format and there Continue reading →

 

A Guide to Bucket Elevator Installation

This article was co-authored by:

Travis Ouradnik
Customer Service Engineer

Greg Makos
Technical Writer

When installing a bucket elevator, it is important to remember that this is a vital piece of equipment in the process flow, requiring attention to detail during installation. Improper installation can lead to inefficiencies, equipment malfunction, and premature wear. Through decades of experience, FEECO has Continue reading →

 

Options in Limestone Handling Equipment

This article was co-authored by:

Tim Matzke
Material Handling Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Limestone Pellets

While most focus is given to the main pieces of equipment in a limestone processing operation, the handling system also plays an important role in assuring that the process runs smoothly from one step to the next. As a heavy-duty, abrasive mineral, limestone requires a Continue reading →