The motion of the belt or chain is a device for the lifting of bulk materials. Bucket elevators enjoy a few advantages, which include simplicity of design and fabrication, req un-directional. The bucket elevator is very simple yet reliable requires minimum floor space, low initial investment.
Often bucket elevators are classified according to the bucket spacing and mode of discharge. They are:
Centrifugal discharge elevators
Gravity or Continuous discharge elevators
Positive discharge elevators
The essential components of a bucket elevator are:
Typical average materials which can be conveyed by bucket elevators are: