Continuous Bucket Elevators
Continuous Bucket Elevators convey powder and bulk material horizontal-vertical-horizontal from one or multiple feed point(s) to one discharge point (Click here for Bucket Elevators with multiple discharges). Without the need of intermediate transfers they deliver smooth and continuous travel from the feed point horizontally and then via elevation to the top horizontal section to the discharge!
Continuous Bucket Elevators are designed to handle products ranging from Delicate Foods, to Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals, as well as Highly Abrasive and Impacting Materials ranging from Sand and Gravel to Ores and Crushed Rock.
NERAK Bucket Elevators handle your product in the most gentle way. The product is placed in the buckets via a metering device and from that point on the product will move undisturbed until it is discharged. There will be no material break up, no material deterioration and no mixture separation that you find in other conveyor types.
NERAK Bucket Elevators are available in several bucket sizes to match your material flow requirements and minimize the space needed for the conveyor. Every Bucket Conveyor is designed to match your needs. Made from standardized sections we will match your on site requirements for each conveyor.
Interconnected Buckets ensure spill free and gentle operation. They are made of strong injection molded, rigid fiberglass reinforced nylon, with a heavy wall thickness. With flexible connecting flaps they form a continuous bucket string without gaps between buckets. Rods are locking the flaps and buckets into place and connect the bucket belt to the rubber chains.
In addition, buckets can be made from other Plastics such as POM, Carbon Steel, Aluminum and Stainless Steel, for high temperature applications, conductivity and other reasons.
NERAK Rubber Chains with enclosed high-tensile steel cable are the driving and transporting members without wear points requiring lubrication or maintenance. Operation is silent and clean. Different Rubber compounds are available to provide the right chain for your conveying environment. Click here for more information on NERAK Rubber Chains.
NERAK Bucket Elevators have lower Power requirements, and less need for servicing and maintenance compared to conventional conveying systems.
Feed Openings can be placed anywhere on the horizontal or incline area of the Elevator. The length of the opening can be designed to your specifications. All feed openings have brush or flexible strip feed seals on all four sides to prevent spillage at the feed point.
NERAK Continuous Bucket Conveyors are available in the typical 'Z' and 'C' configuration, as well as many custom shapes, designed to the customers needs.
The Discharge Opening is at the end of the conveyor. A long discharge opening ensures a complete emptying of the buckets, keeping your conveyor clean.
Discharge assists such as thumpers and Anti Static Units are available for difficult to discharge or static charged materials.
The Casing of the standard bent sheet metal conveyor can be constructed for basic dust tight as well as vacuum or pressure tight operation. The construction provides for easy access clean-out, servicing and monitoring openings (with doors) as well as customer requested special design features.
For special purposes open frame construction conveyors made from square tubing with OSHA guarding as required are available. The access to internal parts is very easy by removable panels.
Conveyors for explosion hazard environment operation are designed using reinforced construction and if required can be equipped with explosion vents and other protective devices.
Carbon steel elevators are wet painted (using enamel or epoxy paints) or powder coated to customers requirements.
Casings made of either 304 or 316 stainless steel in any requested surface finish are constructed identically to the carbon steel construction and are part of our range of products.
Many Options are available for customer's choice, such as different structural materials, pressure or vacuum rated conveyor casing, vent openings, transitions for feed and discharge opening, zero/under speed sensor, level and chain monitoring sensors, anti-static device, clean in place (CIP) systems, as well as safety alarm controls.
NERAK Scalevators are Bucket Conveyors equipped with a weigh scale. A weigh scale is integrated in the horizontal run of the conveyor to monitor the product flow. Click here for more information on NERAK Bucket Elevator Weigh Scales.
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