This is a short article to introduce certain basic areas of bucket elevator chains and bucket elevator conveying systems to nontechnical persons. It describes components of a system using roller chain & sprockets.
A Bucket Elevator is an economical and efficient inclined conveying program where buckets are installed on a circulating conveying system, to vertically convey a wide variety of small to bulky components to successive delivering systems. These elevators are available across the entire spectral range of industry.
A range of mechanical drives can be used to power bucket elevators such as:
– Direct drive geared motor.
– Electric engine drive using V-belt & pulleys.
– Electric motor drive using a roller chain & sprocket.
– Electric motor drive using a combination of the 2nd & 3rd options.
– Geared electric motor with roller chain & sprockets.
Bucket Elevators often consist of a number of buckets attached to a bucket elevator chain by means of brackets connected with a chain bolt in a loose fitting, with sprockets located in strategic points and at the very top and bottom level of the unit.