This is a short article to introduce certain basic aspects of bucket elevator chains and bucket elevator conveying systems to non-technical persons. It describes elements of something using roller chain & sprockets.
A Bucket Elevator can be an economical and efficient inclined conveying program where buckets are installed on a circulating conveying system, to vertically convey an array of small to bulky components to successive delivering systems. These elevators can be found across the entire spectrum of industry.
A variety of mechanical drives can be utilized to power bucket elevators such as:
– Direct drive geared engine.
– Electric motor drive using V-belt & pulleys.
– Electric motor drive utilizing a roller chain & sprocket.
– Electric motor drive using a combination of the next & 3rd options.
– Geared electric motor with roller chain & sprockets.
Bucket Elevators often consist of several buckets attached to a bucket elevator chain by means of brackets connected with a chain bolt in a loose fit, with sprockets located at strategic points and at the top and bottom level of the unit.