Legacy Sackett-Waconia began designing & manufacturing bucket elevators in the 1920s. Since their inception, the key to success has been simple, tough, designs that are purpose built for environments they serve. That quality is still alive today, but modern elevators are easier to maintain and operate, with safety as a standard feature.
Applications & Custom Designs Sackett-Waconia bucket elevators are designed for high volume industrial applications, and engineered for the intended duty and environment. They handle materials from powder to granular, and can be found in process plants, fertilizer terminals, blending plants, and anywhere bulk materials are handled. Capacities range from 50tph to well over 1000tph. We design and manufacture an extensive line of elevators, including belt and chain, centrifugal and continuous discharge, with bucket styles including CCHD, AA, AC, D, DH and super capacity. Our elevators typically feature nylon buckets, but can come with a range of materials such as polyethylene, urethane, or steel.
Efficiency & Quality Sackett-Waconias standard line of elevators feature heavy 304 stainless steel construction, properly sized pulleys, split bonnets, and Dodge drive components. Our elevators are designed for easy maintenance access with doors at key points and easy to reach grease fittings. Boots feature heavy plate construction with easy access clean-outs and stainless steel take ups. Sackett-Waconia bucket elevators are vertically self-supporting and their simple design is meant for a long service life in any environment.
Safety If there is one underlying principle to our engineering and fabrication, its to NEVER compromise safety. All Sackett-Waconia equipment meets or exceeds OSHA regulations, and we will work with you to ensure any site or company specific requirements or concerns are met and addressed. Safety is a primary feature of every Sackett-Waconia System.
In addition to grain and feed markets, InterSystems, the brand known as a worldwide manufacturer of bulk material handling equipment and industrial sampling systems, is found on a full range of products in support of other industries.
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Whether youre receiving through harvest or loading out to meet a delivery commitment, you must be able to move your grain gently and efficiently. GSI and InterSystems bucket elevators are hard at work on farms, grain elevators, and in processing plants across the world. Our durable construction and heavy duty designs meets your demands.
FEECO has been building custom bucket elevators for over 65 years. We offer a variety of bucket elevator designs and sizes to handle materials ranging from dry dusty powders such as fly ash, to heavy materials such as iron ore pellets. Bucket elevators can be ordered in a number of configurations, including centrifugal belt, centrifugal chain, continuous belt, continuous single chain and continuous double chain.
Centrifugal bucket elevators are chosen when there is a need to move large amounts of material quickly. Instead of direct loading, buckets serve as the loading apparatus, scooping material up from the boot or inlet section. For this reason, durable buckets should be selected with this design. Centrifugal force at the head pulley throws material from the buckets into the discharge chute. The buckets are spaced in wider intervals to prevent discharge interference from the preceding bucket and to assure maximum fill of the buckets at the boot end while moving at a higher speed. The design of this style yields optimized material fill and reduced interference between buckets.
Continuous bucket elevators are designed to handle friable, fragile materials to minimize product degradation or damage. They are also ideal for handling sluggish or abrasive materials. Continuous bucket elevators are also used to convey light, free-flowing matter where aeration of the material must be avoided.
Material is fed into the buckets from an inlet chute. Buckets are designed for gentle discharge; the buckets are closely spaced on the belt or chain to allow the material to flow over the backside of the preceding bucket, whose extended sides form a chute to guide the material into the discharge spout. Direct loading of the material, combined with the slow speed of this elevator type, avoids the throwing action associated with centrifugal style elevators, making it ideal for use with fragile materials.
Chain bucket elevators provide a higher-capacity, more durable handling option. They are best for jobs requiring rugged handling of large particles, or materials that are heated or have a potential for combustion.
All FEECO equipment and process systems can be outfitted with the latest in automation controls from Rockwell Automation. The unique combination of proprietary Rockwell Automation controls and software, combined with our extensive experience in process design and enhancements with hundreds of materials provides an unparalleled experience for customers seeking innovative process solutions and equipment.
Bucket elevators can handle a variety of materials, and therefore are used in many different industries and applications, though generally, they are not suited for wet, sticky materials, or materials that are stringy or tend to mat or agglomerate. They are frequently found in bulk material handling settings such as power plants, fertilizer plants, pulp & paper mills, and steel production facilities. Some of the most common materials for which bucket elevators are employed include:
Flexibility: Make sure the bucket elevator manufacturer is prepared to tailor the unit to the specific requirements of the material being handled, as well as any operational goals. This will ensure an efficient and reliable handling solution with long-term dependability.
Material Experience: Many bucket elevator manufacturers specialize in a specific industry. In choosing a manufacturer, ensure they have experience around the unique challenges of the material to be handled.
Aftermarket Support: Select a manufacturer that has the capabilities to service and maintain their equipment for a maximum return on investment. This includes provision of spare parts, training, installation assistance, and more.
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FEECOs bucket elevators are designed and fabricated to the highest quality standards. With over 65 years of experience, our equipment is especially valued in tough applications that require a high amount of ingenuity to achieve success.
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Sudenga Industries employs the latest advances in manufacturing technology and production methods to produce solid, reliable grain leg systems that are available for both commercial and on-farm applications. Our bucket elevators have many features that set them apart. Just compare ours to others. Jigged and robotically welded components, pre-welded platforms for ease of assembly, high quality double-row spherical and tapered roller pillow block bearings, drum style slatted boot pulleys, rubber leg belt and heavy gauge construction all come standard. Sudenga bucket elevators offer the value added features that you and your operation demand. Our finish is an attractive, durable blue enamel, with other colors available on request. Hot dipped galvanized finish is available for ultimate long term resistance to the elements.
Contact us for assistance in selecting and pricing a complete bucket elevator system. Our experienced, knowledgeable staff is available to help guide you through the selection process. Whether you have been thinking about your material handling system for years or days, give us a call, we can provide assistance which will help you avoid common pitfalls and mistakes that cost time and money.
The difference is in the details. Sudenga bucket elevators are designed and built to exacting specifications giving the owner a system that will provide more years of service, with less downtime and repair. Sudenga elevator legs produce advertised capacities with extreme reliability. All welded construction. Painted or hot-dipped finish.
Sudenga is your one stop source for complete grain leg systems. Support equipment includes: elevator leg support towers in all common sizes, super span catwalk, 40 degree and 60 degree flat back and full round distributors, spouting and truss kits, rack and pinion gates, elbows, transitions, hoppers, deadheads, and more.
Nordstrong Equipment Limiteds industrial bucket elevators are the gold standard for several large multinational companies. Our reputation for dependable purpose built chain and belt bucket elevators is why they rely on Nordstrong for their elevating needs. The design of Nordstrong Equipment Limiteds industrial bucket elevators includes a variety of design parameters such as, bucket profile, material handled, material density, design capacity and service factor.
To achieve the best in material handling we offer the characteristic design features of Centrifugal and Continuous style elevators for specific applications, along with our empirical design knowledge.
Recommended for handling relatively fine free-flowing and loose bulk materials with small to medium sized lumps. Material is discharged by centrifugal action as the interval spaced buckets pass over the head wheel. Loading is accomplished by directly feeding material into the buckets at the inlet. Belts are preferred for more abrasive applications, provided high temperatures are not a factor.
The continuous discharge elevator is used to handle sluggish, aerated material or product having a large percentage of lumps. Mounted continuously on either belt or chain and operating at much slower speeds, the buckets form a chute as they pass around the sprocket or pulley. Gravity causes the material to fall gently onto the back of the preceding bucket and out of the discharge spout.
First designed and commonly known as Cement Mills, these elevators meet the most severe bulk material handling requirements. Now used for a variety of high capacity and abrasive applications, their design and durable construction make them ideal candidates for the toughest environmental conditions. Usually mounted on a single strand of steel bushed chain, AC or SAC buckets travel at speeds high enough for a clean centrifugal discharge.
Developed as an alternative to meet the needs of todays industrial type elevators, particularly cement, this high performance heavy guage pressed seamless steel bucket is designed and engineered to replace large fabricated buckets. Compared to traditional chain and bucket formats it offers substantial increases in capacity relative to the casing size of conventional elevators. Capable of running at speeds up to 430 F.P.M. with throughput in excess of 1000 T.P.H., it is ideally suited for high capacity/high lift applications and provides unequalled opportunity to upgrade existing equipment. Also available with reinforced wear lip, it is closely mounted on standard rubber or steel-web belt for ultimate performance. Supercapacity style elevators are more suited to handling friable, heavy or abrasive materials at very high capacity and can accommodate very large lumps. The massive H style buckets are end-mounted continuously between two strands of high quality steel bushed roller chain. Material is fed to the buckets through an internal loading chute. Extremely low speeds guarantee true continuous discharge and ensure long-life.
Bucket elevator conveyors move dry product or solid product to a high level. The conveyor takes the product at a low level and carries it to a high level in a bucket. At the top of the conveyor, the bucket rotates over and dumps the product out. The bucket then travels down the back side of the frame to be filled again. A bucket elevator has two chains which carry the buckets. The buckets are closely spaced together allowing for a nearly continuous flow of product.
Nedco, Model 6 x 12, Z style bucket elevator with amount of product per hour depending on materials and application. Equipped with 38" long x 27" wide x 25" deep product hopper with bottom vibratory feeder and 41" charge height. White plastic product buckets with inside dimensions of 11" long x 5" wide x 2" deep and has 25" long horizontal floor run with 14" in feed height to 111" vertical lift with 16" wide frame, to 65" overhead horizontal top run with 7" diameter discharge chute with 105" discharge height and top mounted motor drive with variable speed controller. Mounted on stainless steel frame with leveling legs.
Universal Industrial, Z style bucket elevator. Number of lbs of product per hour depending on materials and application. Equipped with white plastic product buckets with inside dimensions of 5" long x 11" wide x 2" deep and has 45" long horizontal floor run with a 24" long load area and 22" feed height to 118" vertical lift with a 19" wide frame, to 32" overhead horizontal top run with 13" x 13" discharge funnel with a 109" discharge height and 7" frame clearance. Powered by a 1 HP side mounted motor drive. Control panel with on / off switch and variable speed control. Mounted on heavy duty base frame.
Frazier & Son " Z " style Model C-WD, stainless steel, enclosed, wipe down, bucket elevator with product feed conveying system rated up to 45 feet belt speed and 8.3 cubic feet of product per minute or 500 cubic feet of product per hour, based on 75% usable volume of type product being run. Stainless steel enclosed frame construction. Equipped with 12" x 14" product load area has 24" in feed height with (84) model CBT-2, 14-1/2" long x 7" wide x 3-1/2" deep, dimpled opaque white polycarbonate product buckets with 63" long horizontal floor run to 163" vertical lift, to 98" overhead horizontal top run, with 163" product discharge height and interlock safety doors. Control panel has A/B panelview touch pad controller with belt and feeder speed control dials and start, stop, e-stop push buttons. Mounted on (4) height adjustable leveling legs. Product Feed Conveyors: Frazier & Son portable 108" long x 36" wide x 12" deep ID stainless steel dimpled inclined product feed conveyor with 92" long x 34" wide product feed belt and locking casters to 53" long 12" wide x 4" high ID Eriez stainless steel vibratory dimpled feeder into the bucket elevator.
Whiz Lifter, Z style bucket elevator. Number of lbs of product per hour depending on materials and application. Equipped with white plastic product buckets with inside dimensions of 4" long x 8" wide x 2" deep and has 36" long horizontal floor run with a 13" in feed height to 90" vertical lift with a 13" wide frame, to 96" overhead horizontal top run and has 5" x 5" discharge funnel with a 95" discharge height. Powered by a 0.33 HP side mounted motor drive. Mounted on heavy duty base frame.
Whiz Lifter, Z style bucket elevator. Number of lbs of product per hour depending on materials and application. Equipped with white plastic product buckets with inside dimensions of 4" long x 8" wide x 2" deep and has 36" long horizontal floor run with a 13" in feed height to " vertical lift with a 13" wide frame, to 96" overhead horizontal top run and has 5" x 5" discharge funnel with a 95" discharge height. Powered by a 0.33 HP side mounted motor drive with a variable speed controller. Mounted on heavy duty base frame.
Whiz Lifter, Z style bucket elevator. Number of lbs of product per hour depending on materials and application. Equipped with white plastic product buckets with inside dimensions of 8" long x 4" wide x 2" deep and has 36" long horizontal floor run with a 13" in feed height to 90" vertical lift with a 13" wide frame, to 96" overhead horizontal top run and has 5" x 5" discharge funnel with a 95" discharge height. Powered by a 0.33 HP side mounted motor drive with a variable speed controller. Mounted on heavy duty base frame.
Stainless steel, Z style bucket elevator. Number of lbs of product per hour depending on materials and application. Equipped with white flexlink belt with inside dimensions of 11" long x 3" wide x 2" deep, set on 6" centers, has 70" long horizontal floor run with a 19" in-feed height to 82" vertical lift with a 11" wide frame, to 64" overhead horizontal top run and a 105" discharge height. Powered by a 1 Hp side mounted motor drive with on/off switch. Mounted on stainless steel base frame.
Stainless steel, Z style bucket elevator. Number of lbs of product per hour depending on materials and application. Equipped with white flexlink belt with inside dimensions of 11" long x 3" wide x 2" deep, set on 6" centers, has 72" long horizontal floor run with a 17" in-feed height to 122" vertical lift with a 11" wide frame, to 72" overhead horizontal top run and has 8" x 9" discharge funnel with a 144" discharge height. Powered by a 1 Hp side mounted motor drive with on/off switch. Mounted on stainless steel frame.
Meyer, Model PE-52-9-S, Z style bucket elevator. Number of lbs of product per hour depending on materials, application and machine configuration. Equipped with white plastic product buckets with inside dimensions of 9" long x 4" wide x 2" deep and has 41" long horizontal floor run with a 14" in feed height to 84" vertical lift with a 11" wide frame, to 76" overhead horizontal top run and has a 90" discharge height. Powered by a HP side mounted motor drive.
Meyer, Model PA-452-18-S, Z style bucket elevator. Number of lbs of product per minute depending on materials, application and machine configuration. Equipped with white plastic product buckets with inside dimensions of 18" long x 5" wide x 2-3/4" deep and has 58" long horizontal floor run with a 18" in feed height to 180" vertical lift with a 16" wide frame, to 83" overhead horizontal top run and has an open end 185" discharge height. Powered by a HP top mounted motor drive.
Meyer, Z style bucket elevator. Number of lbs of product per minute depending on materials, application and machine configuration. Equipped with white plastic product buckets with inside dimensions of 9" long x 4" wide x 2" deep and has 32" long horizontal floor run with a 23" in feed height to 117" vertical lift with a 16" wide frame, to 93" overhead horizontal top run and has an open end 125" discharge height. Powered by a 1 HP top mounted motor drive.
Meyer, Model PA45218S, Z style bucket elevator. Number of lbs of product per minute depending on materials, application and machine configuration. Equipped with white plastic product buckets with inside dimensions of 18" long x 5" wide x 2-3/4" deep and has 79" long horizontal floor run with a 30" in feed height to 182" vertical lift with a 27" wide frame, to 80" overhead horizontal top run and has an open end 185" discharge height. Powered by a 1 HP top mounted motor drive.
What is the bucket elevator? Bucket elevator, also called material handling elevator, is a kind of conveying equipment to automatically lift raw materials from low place to high place. It is widely used in grain factories, food industry, chemical industry, etc. Besides, it is also the indispensable cement plant equipment that applicable to vertically lift limestone, coal, gypsum, clinker, dry clay and other solid block materials and small granular materials, as well as cement, pulverized coal and other powder materials. AGICO is a cement equipment manufacturer in China, the bucket elevator we produced has a simple structure and steady running. We offer different models of bucket elevators for you to choose from.
When the equipment is working, materials will be fed evenly through the feeding port. Meanwhile, driven by the driving pulley, the buckets fixed on the conveyor belt (chain) will scoop materials and rise with the belt (chain) until they get to the top of the driving pulley, and the buckets start to turn over. Then under the action of centrifugal force or gravity, materials will be unloaded from the discharging port and sent to the next process.
The belt bucket elevator usually adopts the rubber belt. It is mounted on the outside of driving pulley and return pulley. However, the chain bucket elevator is usually equipped with two parallel conveyor chains, one pair drive sprocket and one pair return sprocket. Besides, these two types of bucket elevators are both equipped with a shell to prevent dust flying in the process of lifting.
AGICO Group is an integrative enterprise group. It is a Chinese company that specialized in manufacturing and exporting cement plants and cement equipment, providing the turnkey project from project design, equipment installation and equipment commissioning to equipment maintenance.
U Series bucket elevators utilize a single trunk casing and are built with thicker steel to handle corrosive, abrasive and hostile materials. When the elevator experiences extreme temperatures and/or additional harsh material characteristics, Universal Industries, Inc. offers chain instead of belt for various U Series Elevators.
Each U Series model offers an EASY DUMP capacity rating that utilizes gravity discharge techniques to reduce product damage. After product is transferred into the elevator, the buckets travel up at a low rate of speed and then slowly tilt over the head pulley to allow the product to gently cascade down into the discharge housing. This continuous cycle provides a smooth flow of material with minimal damage.
Each of our elevators can reach a range of different capacities and speeds, while offering similar accessories and options for each one. Available in powder coated carbon, stainless, or galvanized steel with buckets available in HDPE, carbon steel, nylon and urethane.
Since 1906, Universal Industries, Inc. has been striving to manufacture quality & reliable equipment serving the bulk material handling industry. Our decades of knowledge and experience in the industry has allowed us to design and engineer products that create significant value for our customers.
Universal Industries, Inc. designs and manufactures bucket elevators / grain legs, slider belt conveyors, idler bed conveyors, continuous cup elevators, and grain & commodities equipment that is suitable for a wide variety of industries and materials.
Over 50 years of experience has equipped us with the knowledge and expertise to be able to offer advice and solutions for any aspect of bulk materials handling across a wide range of industries and a diverse assortment of materials.
Bucket Elevators are a simple but effective method of elevating free flowing and semi-free flowing bulk materials. Their inherent simplicity makes them a popular choice for bulk material handling and processing applications. Guttridge bucket elevators operate across the world in a wide variety of markets, from grains, feeds and foods to oilseeds, biomass, waste and minerals.
Guttridge bucket elevators are capable of handling most free flowing materials as well as many materials with poor flow characteristics. The specification of the Guttridge standard range of bucket elevators is also easily tailored to suit:
A bucket elevator is a machine thats designed to transport bulk materials. Anything from light to heavy or from fine particles to large products, and they do this vertically. Examples of products being moved include grain, seed, edible products, pellets, powders, and many other industrial applications for free-flowing, dry material.
Although similar to conveyor belts, bucket elevators transport material using buckets attached to a rotating belt or chain. These buckets pick up bulk material, transport it to an endpoint, and then release the material.
The principle of operation is similar in all vertical bucket conveyor elevators. However, there can be significant differences in bucket elevator belt speeds, belting types, type of cup, and the rating of the drives and bearings being used.
At Bratney Companies, we believe in Cimbria. They are one of the worlds leading producers of conveying equipment for agricultural and industrial equipment, delivering elevator control systems all over the world.
Cimbria has a range of products that contain models constructed to suit various materials and tasks. There is also a range of standard features along with different types of buckets. The optimal number of buckets per meter belt and nominal belt speed is calculated depending on the specific material and capacity requirements.
The elevator head is a bolted construction and it is complete with a heavy-duty main drive shaft mounted on industrial quality ball bearings. The elevators are available with a wide range of accessories.
We recognize material handling equipment does not add value to your product. So with careful planning, we make sure the equipment is fed properly, with the correct spout angles and transitions, to keep your products moving efficiently while also keeping their integrity in place.Get in Touch with Mechanic