This is a brief 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 system in which buckets are installed on a circulating conveying system, to vertically convey an array of small to bulky components to successive delivering systems. These elevators are available across the entire spectral range of industry.
A variety of mechanical drives can be used to power bucket elevators such as:
– Direct drive geared motor.
– Electric electric motor drive using V-belt & pulleys.
– Electric motor drive utilizing a roller chain & sprocket.
– Electric motor drive utilizing a combination of the next & 3rd options.
– Geared engine with roller chain & sprockets.
Bucket Elevators often contain several buckets attached to a bucket elevator chain by way of brackets linked with a chain bolt in a loose fitting, with sprockets located at strategic factors and at the top and bottom of the unit.