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[email protected]
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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
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
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
All FEECO equipment and process systems can be outfitted with the latest in automation controls from Rockwell Automation. The unique combination of proprietary Rockwell Automation controls and software, combined with our extensive experience in process design and enhancements with hundreds of materials provides an unparalleled experience for customers seeking innovative process solutions and equipment
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:
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
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
Image: The image above shows the scooping and throwing action of the centrifugal belt style elevator at left. At right, the more gentle feeding and discharge of the continuous belt style elevator is shown. Bucket Elevator Styles: The image above shows the scooping and throwing action of the centrifugal belt style elevator at left. At right, the more gentle feeding and discharge of the continuous belt style elevator is shown
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
Cardinal Glass Industries designs and manufactures glass products for residential and commercial markets. Cardinal FG is a subsidiary of Cardinal Glass Industries and is a flat glass manufacturer. The glass produced by Cardinal FG is used primarily in window glass which is supplied to other Cardinal divisions, as well as commercial and residential window manufacturers who incorporate the glass into their windows
In the flat glass (float glass) making process, a mixture of cullet (waste glass), sand and other ingredients is used. Bulk material silos are used to store this mixture. Screw feeders meter the mixture to various bucket elevators which then lift the bulk materials over 100 feet vertically to a gas fired furnace where it is heated to over 1,600-degrees C to begin the glass making process
Cardinal FG was having problems with an existing bucket elevator at the flat glass making plant in Durant, OK. The existing bucket elevator was rated for 150 tons per hour, but could only produce 60 tons per hour. Additionally, they were getting less than 18 months’ life on the elevator belt. Cardinal turned to KWS for a long-term solution.
A team of engineers from KWS visited the Cardinal facility and met with the mechanical engineer to determine the capacity required and the exact needs of the plant. While onsite, the KWS team gathered dimensional information on the existing equipment to determine solutions and recommended a bucket elevator which would handle current requirements while providing additional life. KWS tested multiple material samples of the cullet and sand to determine accurate bulk densities and flow characteristics. Based on all the information gathered, KWS performed calculations and provided a new design for the bucket elevator
KWS designed the new bucket elevator with the ability to handle an additional capacity of 20-percent above and beyond the design capacity of 150 tons per hour. Based on extensive experience in handling extremely abrasive bulk materials such as glass cullet and sand, KWS designed the boot section using abrasion resistant steel (AR235). Replaceable wear liners were added to the inlet chute so they could be replaced as required. Both the head and tail shafts on the new bucket elevator were increased in size to eliminate any failures during operation.
This machine is made of stainless steel and food grade plastic (PP). It has automatic function of the automatic feeding and stop feeding by control circuit and hopper control. The machine can be widely applied in vertical convey for solid food, such as foodstuff, feedstuff and so on. This machine has large conveying capacity, high conveying height . It’s always used in convert with the automatic packaging system in the food packaging industry
Application: Bucket Elevators are widely used in food, agriculture, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, chemical industry, .such as snack foods, frozen foods, vegetables, fruits, confectionary. Chemicals and other granules