A bucket elevator is a conveyor for carrying bulk materials in a vertical or inclined path. Bucket elevators for the mechanical, vertical transportation of materials have become a crucial link in the production process in many industrial sectors. They are made in a variety of shapes, dimensions and sizes according to the material and productivity rates.
Operation is too simple. Material is fed into an inlet hopper. Buckets are fed directly from inlet special chute and convey the material up and over the head pulley, then throwing it out of the discharge throat by centrifugal or gravity forces. The empty buckets then continue back down to the boot to continue the cycle.
Bucket elevator is very simple yet reliable equipment for lifting of bulk material and enjoys plenty of advantages, which include simplicity of design and fabrication, requires minimum floor space, low initial investment and extremely low electrical consumption comparing to air lifts and air transportation systems.