Bucket elevators Principle

Bucket elevators: These elevators are used to transport the granular material vertically. The essential components of the device are

1…An endless belt or chain as a traction element to which are attached a series of carrying vessels or buckets

2.A single or double casing, which serves to enclose or partially enclose the moving buckets.

3.A head at the upper end of the elevator which includes a belt pulley or chain wheel to turn the traction element and a suitable discharge chute…

4.A boot at the lower end which again includes a belt pulley or chain wheel, a tensioning device, and a means of feeding the material to be conveyed so as to ensure optimum filling