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Bucket Elevators

FEECO has been building custom bucket elevators for over 65 years. We offer a variety of bucket elevator designs and sizes to handle materials ranging from dry dusty powders such as fly ash, to heavy materials such as iron ore pellets. Bucket elevators can be ordered in a number of configurations, including centrifugal belt, centrifugal chain, continuous belt, continuous single chain and continuous double chain.

Features

  • Removable top covers
  • Access doors for easy maintenance
  • Horizontally and vertically heavy-reinforced, jig welded head, boot, and intermediate sections
  • Adjustable throat plate at discharge
  • Inspection doors on both sides of discharge
  • Service platforms and access ladders available
  • Heavy-duty construction
  • Custom design
  • Various bucket designs available

Configurations

Bucket elevators are available in either the centrifugal or continuous configuration. For both options, the elevator can be either the belt or chain type.

Centrifugal

Centrifugal bucket elevators are chosen when there is a need to move large amounts of material quickly. Instead of direct loading, buckets serve as the loading apparatus, scooping material up from the boot or inlet section. For this reason, durable buckets should be selected with this design. Centrifugal force at the head pulley “throws” material from the buckets into the discharge chute. The buckets are spaced in wider intervals to prevent discharge interference from the preceding bucket and to assure maximum fill of the buckets at the boot end while moving at a higher speed. The design of this style yields optimized material fill and reduced interference between buckets.

 

Centrifugal style elevators are ideal for materials like sand, gravel, woodchips, and other free flowing bulk materials where fragility is not a concern.

 

Continuous

Continuous bucket elevators are designed to handle friable, fragile materials to minimize product degradation or damage. They are also ideal for handling sluggish or abrasive materials. Continuous bucket elevators are also used to convey light, free-flowing matter where aeration of the material must be avoided.

 

Material is fed into the buckets from an inlet chute. Buckets are designed for gentle discharge; the buckets are closely spaced on the belt or chain to allow the material to flow over the backside of the preceding bucket, whose extended sides form a chute to guide the material into the discharge spout. Direct loading of the material, combined with the slow speed of this elevator type, avoids the “throwing” action associated with centrifugal style elevators, making it ideal for use with fragile materials.


Belt

Belt bucket elevators offer cost-effective handling for lighter-duty jobs. Buckets are mounted onto a belt made of various compounds depending on the application.

 

Belt bucket elevators are ideal in settings where noise is a concern, as they offer quiet handling.

Chain

Chain bucket elevators provide a higher-capacity, more durable handling option. They are best for jobs requiring rugged handling of large particles, or materials that are heated or have a potential for combustion.

 

Bucket Styles

Buckets are available in many shapes, sizes, and materials. Options differ depending on whether the unit is continuous or centrifugal. FEECO offers the following bucket styles:

 

  • Style AA (Centrifugal)
  • Style AC (Centrifugal)
  • Medium Front (Continuous)
  • High Front (Continuous)
  • Super Capacity (Continuous)

 

For additional information on bucket styles, see Bucket Style Selection.

Bucket Elevator Advantages

 

Bucket elevators are the preferred choice for vertical handling applications in a range of industries for the many advantages they offer.

Indoor or Outdoor Handling

Bucket elevators are enclosed systems, making them ideal in both indoor and outdoor handling applications, as well as when dust is a concern.

 

Customizable

Bucket elevators are highly customizable, allowing for design of a system tailored to the specific challenges and goals of the project.

 

Small Footprint

Bucket elevators have a significantly smaller spatial footprint compared to inclined conveyors.

 

Diverse

Bucket elevators are capable of handling a wide range of materials, from heavy rocks to light and fluffy free-flowing materials.

 

High Capacity

Bucket elevators are capable of handling large volumes of material.The actual TPH throughput capacity of the elevator depends on the characteristics of the material.

 
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Bucket Elevator Components and Parts

The image below shows the standard components of a bucket elevator. Click image to view larger.

Mechanical Construction of a Bucket Elevator (3D Bucket Elevator by FEECO International)

A – Head Pulley Assembly

B – Head Pulley

C – Drive Motor

D – V-Belt Drive

E – Gear Reducer

F – Heavy-Duty Roller Bearings

G – Maintenance Platform

H – Ladder with Safety Cage

I – Inlet/Feed Chute

J – Boot Pulley Assembly

K – Screw Take-up Assembly

L – Pillow Block Ball Bearing

M – Elevator Casing

N – Belt & Bucket Assembly

O – Discharge Chute

 

Applications

Bucket elevators can handle a variety of materials, and therefore are used in many different industries and applications, though generally, they are not suited for wet, sticky materials, or materials that are stringy or tend to mat or agglomerate. They are frequently found in bulk material handling settings such as power plants, fertilizer plants, pulp & paper mills, and steel production facilities. Some of the most common materials for which bucket elevators are employed include:

 

  • Aggregates
  • Animal Feeds
  • Calcined Coke
  • Coal
  • Fertilizer
  • Flyash
  • Frac Sand
  • Minerals
  • Potash
  • Lime
  • Woodchips

 

Not sure if your material can be handled in a bucket elevator? Contact us and we will be more than happy to help!

 

Selecting the Right Bucket Elevator Manufacturer

Identifying the right bucket elevator manufacturer for a job can be a daunting task. To narrow the potential suppliers, consider the following factors:

 

Flexibility: Make sure the bucket elevator manufacturer is prepared to tailor the unit to the specific requirements of the material being handled, as well as any operational goals. This will ensure an efficient and reliable handling solution with long-term dependability.

 

Material Experience: Many bucket elevator manufacturers specialize in a specific industry. In choosing a manufacturer, ensure they have experience around the unique challenges of the material to be handled.

 

Quality: Bucket elevators must be manufactured according to high quality standards for a low-maintenance, reliable handling solution.

 

Aftermarket Support: Select a manufacturer that has the capabilities to service and maintain their equipment for a maximum return on investment. This includes provision of spare parts, training, installation assistance, and more.

 

For more information, see our article Choosing a Bucket Elevator Manufacturer.

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Why Choose FEECO?

FEECO’s bucket elevators are designed and fabricated to the highest quality standards. With over 65 years of experience, our equipment is especially valued in tough applications that require a high amount of ingenuity to achieve success.


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