REDwire Which industrial elevator bucket generates the most bang for your bucket?

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Industrial elevator buckets are a bulk material handler’s best friend when it comes to moving and shaking large loads.

Industrial elevator buckets are a bulk material handler’s best friend when it comes to moving and shaking large loads. From fine flowing materials such as grain or fertilizer to bulky materials such as cement or gravel, elevator buckets vertically receive and discharge bulk materials in a continuous cycle in industrial applications.

Engineered with polyethylene, nylon or urethane, elevator buckets fabricated in with non-metallic or steel are typically used in addition to custom made materials.

Choose an industrial elevator bucket using prime virgin materials, thick walls and straight sides to ensure the best possible handling and discharging of a variety of materials. To get the inside scoop on which industrial bucket solutions is just right for your particular needs, visit www.tapcoinc.com today.

But first, get a load of some more practical advice when shopping for the best industrial bucket for your buck.

Measure twice, buy once

Before going on an elevator bucket shopping spree, first assess the appropriate amount of material the bucket will handle so you can make proper and correct measurements of the bucket dimensions

Buckets should be measured on the outside considering the following four factors:

  • Length – use a straight line by measuring the distance across the back of the bucket.
  • Height (or depth) – use a straight line down the side of the bucket and measure the top of the back to the bottom of the bucket.
  • Front angle – angle is measured from the horizontal, back to the front of the bucket.
  • Projection – generally the most incorrectly made measurement. Avoid this trap by measuring bucket project from the bolt line in the back of the bucket to the front lip. Take note of the thickness of the back of the bucket.

Go from low, to medium, to high, all the way to super in seconds

Many design options are available for industrial elevator buckets, depending on the size and scale of the application.

Low front buckets

Featuring a low front design, these type of inclined bucket elevators best handle finely pulverized or wet materials. Specifically constructed to handle coal, clay, fertilizer, salt, stone, foundry sand as well as sand and gravel.

Medium front buckets

The medium front design handles an array of materials such as stone, foundry sand, sand and gravel, coal, fertilizer, clay and salt.

High front buckets

This bucket front design provides increased capacity with the ability for gentle handling of products including stone, foundry sand, sand and gravel, coal, fertilizer, clay and salt.

High front overlapping buckets

The main difference between high front buckets and high front overlapping buckets is the latter carries the same high front as the high front bucket, but is also equipped with overlapping sides to prevent leakage between buckets: the result is a milder handling of products

Super capacity buckets

True to its name, a super capacity bucket is a type of continuous bucket elevator, which is mounted between two strands of chain engineered to handle heavy materials including aggregate loads and cement.

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