One of the most reliable ways to elevate bulk materialFebruary 6, 2017 REDWIRE is news you can use from leading suppliers. Powered by FRASERS.
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Continental Conveyor specializes in the design, engineering and manufacturing of mechanical bulk materials handling equipment and systems. Industrial bucket elevators are part of its lineup. These units, available in centrifugal or continuous bucket models, are one of the most efficient, economical and reliable ways to elevate virtually any loose bulk material with characteristics ranging from 300 mesh to a five-inch lump size.
Bucket elevator options
The type of bucket elevator required depends on several factors, including the type and size of material that will be handled. For example, centrifugal bucket elevators are ideal for handling fine, free-flowing materials that can be dug from the elevator boot. Small lumps can be handled if the proper sized bucket is used. The centrifugal design, which gets its name because its buckets are discharged by centrifugal force as they pass over the head sprocket or pulley, allows for a lower feed point, simpler loading and uses fewer buckets, which can be mounted on a chain or a belt, than continuous bucket elevators.
Continuous bucket elevators, on the other hand, are recommended for handling sluggish, aerated or friable material, and material comprised of a large percentage of lumps. Continuously spaced buckets are mounted on a single strand of chain or belt travelling at lower speeds than the centrifugal type. They are confined at the loading zone by a loading leg to prevent material from spilling into the bottom of the boot, as the closely spaced buckets cannot efficiently dig material out of the boot. The buckets are designed so that the fronts and the extended sides form a chute as they pass around the head pulley or sprocket. Gravity causes the material to flow gently out of the buckets and down the chute, formed by the preceding buckets, into the discharge spout.
Continental Conveyor has 50-plus years of experience in the field, designing and manufacturing bulk materials handling equipment. During this time, its bucket elevators have earned a reputation for their dependability and their rugged construction. The result is a quality piece of equipment that offers a long service life to customers in a wide range of challenging applications.
To learn more, contact Continental Conveyor.