BUCKET ELEVATOR EXCEL CALCULATION
Bucket Elevator Applications
Dust tight bucket elevators show above distribute grain to silos and storage. The three types of bucket elevator in common use: Centrifugal, Continuous, and High Speed are described in this 1 PDH course. Bucket elevators are used to: lift bulk materials such as: almonds, coal, cement, crushed rock, rice, wheat, and wood chips.
-Elevator Chain link pitch varies between: 2.308 and 6.0 inches.
-Elevator Belts are usually 100% polyester carcass with PVC covers but other covers are available.
Typically the shaft at the top of the elevator, “hood section” is driven but if this is not accessible for maintenance the bottom, “boot section” shaft is driven. The lowest cost drive is the shaft mount type. Shaft mount motor/gear drives are standard but an alternate: motor, gearbox, and chain drive may be used to power the elevator.
External screw take-ups are provided on each side of the shaft in the boot section for adjustable tension. Internal gravity take-up is also available.
Bulk materials elevated by bucket elevators include: