elevator chain

This is a brief article to introduce certain basic aspects of bucket elevator chains and bucket elevator conveying systems to non-technical persons. It describes elements of a system using roller chain & sprockets.
A Bucket Elevator can be an economical and efficient inclined conveying system 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 used to power bucket elevators such as:
– Direct drive geared electric motor.
– Electric electric motor drive using V-belt & pulleys.
– Electric motor drive using a roller chain & sprocket.
– Electric motor drive utilizing a combination of the 2nd & 3rd options.
– Geared motor with roller chain & sprockets.
Bucket Elevators often contain a number of buckets mounted on a bucket elevator chain by way of brackets connected with a chain bolt in a loose fit, with sprockets located at strategic points and at the very top and bottom of the unit.


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