Bucket Elevators are used for elevating both fine and coarse bulk material up to a height of 60 meters. Depending on the material, either a belt or a chain acts as the conveying element. When the space is limited, the volume of the bulk material is large, and the need is to elevate vertically high, a Bucket Elevator is often the most efficient solution.
Laitex’s basic Bucket Elevators include up to 60 meters long Chain Bucket Elevators and Belt Bucket Elevators. Chain Bucket Elevators are suitable for fine materials, including hot bulk materials, whereas Belt Bucket Elevators are used for heavier and coarse bulk materials.
Laitex’s cost-effective Bucket Elevators are equipped with sealed frame structure — the conveyed material will not leak or spill out of the conveyor, low maintenance need and steady flow.
We tailor the equipment according to the conveyed material, capacity, temperature and height.
|Specifications for typical applications|
|Width||200 – 1800 mm|
|Height||Up to approx. 60 m|
|Construction materials||Carbon-, stainless-, wear resistant-, high temperature- or heat resistant steels. Other materials on request.|
|Conveying element||Multiply rubber fabric belt or single/dual chains. Application specific bucket design.|
|Drive unit||Gear motor with a brake.|
|Components||Service hatches for inspection and conveying element service. Easily adjustable chain/belt tension. Standard pillow block bearing housings with radial roller bearings. Stuffing boxes for shaft sealing (Optionally boxes with air input). Sensors for rotation and blockage.|
|Safety||Guards and protective devices according to EN 618.|
|Other options are available on request|
|ATEX directive (2014/34/EU)|
|All Laitex devices can be equipped to fulfill the requirements of ATEX Equipment group II in categories 2 G, D and 3 G, D (suitable for ATEX zones 1, 2, 21 and 22).|
|All Laitex equipment conform to Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC, and are therefore acceptable for CE-marking.|