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  • Model:  TH, NE,TD
  • Material:  powder, small blocks, granular
  • Capacity: 4-600m³/h
  • Maximum Partical Size: 20-275mm

What Is Bucket Elevator

What is the bucket elevator? Bucket elevator, also called material handling elevator, is a kind of conveying equipment to automatically lift raw materials from low place to high place. It is widely used in grain factories, food industry, chemical industry, etc. Besides, it is also the indispensable cement plant equipment that applicable to vertically lift limestone, coal, gypsum, clinker, dry clay and other solid block materials and small granular materials, as well as cement, pulverized coal and other powder materials. AGICO is a cement equipment manufacturer in China, the bucket elevator we produced has a simple structure and steady running. We offer different models of bucket elevators for you to choose from.

Types Of Bucket Elevator

  • The bucket elevator produced by our company can be divided into ring chain bucket elevator (TH), plate chain bucket elevator (NE) and belt bucket elevator (TD) according to different traction modes.
  • TH Ring Chain Bucket Elevator
    • Ring chain bucket elevator is a commonly used lifting machine. The TH series elevators using ring chain as the transmission part has a strong mechanical strength, mainly used for conveying low-abrasive powder, granule, and small block materials, such as coal, cement, gravel, sand, fertilizer and grain, whose bulk density is less than 1.5t/m³. Its lifting height can reach about 50m, and the material temperature is required to be below 250℃.
  • NE Plate Chain Bucket Elevator
    • The plate chain bucket elevator is the new type of lifting equipment. It adopts plate chain as the transmission part, suitable for the vertical conveying of powder, granular, and block materials, also suitable to lift materials with high abrasive properties, such as fly ash, slag, limestone, cement raw materials, cement clinker, cement, coal, dry clay and so on. The material temperature generally does not exceed 250℃, and the lifting height is up to 40m.
  • TD Belt Bucket Conveyor
    • The traction component of the belt bucket elevator is conveyor belt. This elevator has a simple structure and is commonly used in the lifting of conventional materials, suitable for vertical lifting powder, granular, small blocks and other bulk materials, such as grain, coal, cement, and crushed ore, unsuitable for conveying the materials with high abrasive properties. The maximum lifting height is 40m, and the material temperature does not exceed 60℃.

Bucket Elevator Drawing

The vertical bucket elevator is mainly composed of buckets, traction belt (or chain), driven device, machine casing, feed port, discharge port, etc.

bucket elevator diagrsm

Bucket Elevator Working Principle

When the equipment is working, materials will be fed evenly through the feeding port. Meanwhile, driven by the driving pulley, the buckets fixed on the conveyor belt (chain) will scoop materials and rise with the belt (chain) until they get to the top of the driving pulley, and the buckets start to turn over. Then under the action of centrifugal force or gravity, materials will be unloaded from the discharging port and sent to the next process.

The belt bucket elevator usually adopts the rubber belt. It is mounted on the outside of driving pulley and return pulley. However, the chain bucket elevator is usually equipped with two parallel conveyor chains, one pair drive sprocket and one pair return sprocket. Besides, these two types of bucket elevators are both equipped with a shell to prevent dust flying in the process of lifting.

Bucket Elevator Specifications

TH Ring Chain Bucket Elevator
Model TH160 TH200 TH250 TH315 TH400 TH500 TH630
Bucket ZH SH ZH SH ZH SH ZH SH ZH SH ZH SH ZH SH
Cpacity(m³/h) 15.8 25 17.9 28.6 31.4 48.2 38 59 58 94 73 118 114 185
Bucket Volume(L) 1.2 1.9 1.5 2.4 3 4.6 3.75 6 5.9 9.5 9.3 15 14.6 23.6
Gap(mm) 500 512 688
Chain Diameter Pitch 14×50(mm) 18×64(mm) 22×86(mm)
Load ≥190(kN) ≥320(kN) ≥480(kN)
SprocketRotation Speed(r/min)  69.71 63.22 44.11 44.2 44.2 49 52.3
Maximum Partical Size(mm) 20 25 30 35 40 50 60
TD Belt Bucket Elevator
Model TD100 TD160 TD250 TD315 TD400 TD500 TD630
Bucket Q H ZD SD ZD SD ZD SD ZD SD ZD SD ZD SD
Cpacity(m³/h) 4 7.6 16 27 38 59 42 67 68 110 96 154 148 238
Bucket Volume(L) 0.15 0.3 1.2 1.9 3 4.6 3.8 5.8 5.9 9.4 9.3 15 14.6 23.5
Gap(mm) 260 350 400 500 560 625 710
Speed Of Buckets(m/s) 1.4 1.4 1.6 1.6 1.8 1.8 2
Maximum Partical Size(mm) 20 25 35 45 55 60 70
NE Plate Chain Bucket Elevator
Model NE30 NE50 NE100 NE200 NE300 NE400 NE500 NE600
Cpacity(m³/h) 31 60 110 220 320 440 470 600
Bucket Volume(L) 7.5 14.7 35 85 127.3 210 260.9 300.2
Gap(mm) 304.8 400 500 500 600 700 700
Speed Of Buckets(m/s) 0.3-0.5
Maximum Partical Size(mm) 65 90 130 170 170 200 240 275

Bucket Elevator Features

  • Wide Application. The bucket elevator has few requirements for the type, characteristics and block size of materials. It can lift high-temperature materials with no more than 250 ℃.
  • High Capacity. Its capacity can reach 4-600m³/h.
  • Low Power Consumption. The bucket elevator produced by AGICO adopts the gravity discharge method and large capacity buckets. Its chain speed is low and the lifting capacity is large, so the driving power is small.
  • Long Service Life. Its traction parts adopt the wear-resistant chain and wire core belt, which prolongs the service life. Under normal circumstances, the service life of the conveyor chain is more than 5 years, the steel belt is more than 3 years.
  • High Lifting Height.Bucket elevator running stable, the lifting height is up to 40m or even higher.
  • Reliable Running.The advanced design principle ensures the reliability of the whole machine.
  • Low Cost.Less maintenance and less wearing parts bring you a low production cost.
  • Good sealing, less environmental pollution.
  • This bucket elevator has a small size,small floor area and simple process layout.
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