This is a short article to introduce certain basic areas of bucket elevator chains and bucket elevator conveying systems to non-technical persons. It describes elements of a system using roller chain & sprockets.
A Bucket Elevator can be an economical and efficient inclined conveying system in which buckets are installed on a circulating conveying system, to vertically convey an array of small to bulky materials to successive delivering systems. These elevators are available across the entire spectrum of industry.
A range of mechanical drives can be utilized to power bucket elevators such as:
– Direct drive geared electric motor.
– Electric motor drive using V-belt & pulleys.
– Electric motor drive utilizing a roller chain & sprocket.
– Electric motor drive using a combination of the 2nd & 3rd options.
– Geared motor with roller chain & sprockets.
Bucket Elevators often contain numerous buckets mounted on a bucket elevator chain by way of brackets linked with a chain bolt in a loose fit, with sprockets located in strategic points and at the top and bottom of the unit.