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Bucket Elevators for the Vertical Transporting of Bulk Material

Whether hot or cold: a bucket elevator, also known as a grain leg, is the economical solution for the vertical transport of bulk materials. As the market leader, we have been developing increasingly sophisticated technical solutions for vertical conveying for a number of years. This is why we are now in a position to offer the optimal bucket elevator configuration for the a wide range of applications. Both chain bucket and belt bucket elevators have proven themselves in continuous operation under difficult and sometimes extreme conditions.

Central Chain Bucket Elevator

Lifting clinker up to 200 metres and more

We have done pioneering work in the field of high-performance bucket elevators. The development of high-quality continuous steel cord belts, as well as the bucket fastenings make it possible to build bucket elevators with material flows of 2,000 m3/h and more. This equates to a remarkably high conveying speed.

In the cement industry, bucket elevators can reach conveying heights of up to 200 m for feeding heat exchangers. We also manufacture explosion-proof versions of bucket elevators in accordance with the ATEX directives of the European Union.

Belt or Chain Bucket Elevator?

Bucket Elevator

As belt bucket elevators offer many advantages compared to chain bucket elevators, the trend nowadays is going towards belt bucket elevators. For example, BEUMER steel cord belts allow much longer service lives than chains. Only when the material temperature of the bulk material to be conveyed exceeds 130 °C on a continual basis are central chain bucket elevators used. This means that only the sustained temperature of the bulk material to be conveyed determines whether a belt bucket elevator or chain bucket elevator is required.

Robust Steel Cord Belts for Bucket Elevators

Steel Cell Conveyor

The key component of a belt bucket elevator is the belt. As the market leader, we have developed particularly robust heavy-duty steel cord belts with wire-free sections for the bucket elevator attachments. Our highly robust belts are available with belt strengths of up to 3,300 N/mm. Fabric belts are also available for lower strengths.

For an even distribution of the retention forces, the buckets are fastened with forged segment brackets. This reliably prevents the buckets from tearing out. In addition, profiled rubber plates between the buckets and the belt ensure a positive bond between these two elements.

High Quality Bucket Elevators for Diverse Applications

All BEUMER bucket elevators meet our high quality standards. In order to achieve the fullest satisfaction of our customers, we are constantly working to develop more efficient conveying technology. The robust design of our bucket elevators ensure a long service life – for the vertical conveyance of both coarse and fine-grained bulk materials.

For instance, we have optimized the bucket design for the cement industry. The gapless design between the belt and bucket prevents coarse material from getting stuck and damaging the belt, especially during diversion. But also for the transport of sticky bulk materials we produce the necessary special solutions with the utmost attention to detail. We also find solutions for bulk materials that have a tendency to stick. Other bulk materials, on the other hand, can be highly abrasive. Our special bucket elevators can withstand the wear caused by heavy friction and can handle the most difficult substances. In some conveying scenarios, the corrosion resistance of the bucket elevator plays a critical role. To protect against corrosion, we manufacture the buckets, chains and steel cables of the belts completely or partially in stainless steel.

In order to ensure safety when using our conveying technology, the bucket elevators are equipped with an electronic or mechanical belt misalignment monitoring system. Furthermore, both the speed and the filling level can be monitored during the conveyance.

Customer Support for Bucket Elevators

Competent engineering, fast and reliable on-site service as well as optimal spare parts supply round out our offering and ensure high reliability of the systems.

  • Customer Care
  • Parts Logistics
  • Hotline Support
  • Residential Service
  • Training and Qualification
  • Modernisation

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