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 can be an economical and efficient inclined conveying program where buckets are installed on a circulating conveying program, to vertically convey a wide range of small to bulky materials to successive delivering systems. These elevators can be found across the entire spectrum 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 using a roller chain & sprocket.
– Electric motor drive using a combination of the 2nd & 3rd options.
– Geared engine with roller chain & sprockets.
Bucket Elevators often consist of a number of buckets mounted on a bucket elevator chain by means of brackets linked with a chain bolt in a loose fit, with sprockets located at strategic points and at the very top and bottom of the unit.