elevator chain

This is a brief article to introduce certain basic aspects of bucket elevator chains and bucket elevator conveying systems to nontechnical persons. It describes components of something using roller chain & sprockets.
A Bucket Elevator can be an economical and efficient inclined conveying system in which buckets are installed on a circulating conveying system, to vertically convey an array of small to bulky materials to successive delivering systems. These elevators can be found across the entire spectral range of industry.
A variety of mechanical drives can be utilized to power bucket elevators such as:
– Direct drive geared electric motor.
– 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 engine with roller chain & sprockets.
Bucket Elevators often contain numerous buckets mounted on a bucket elevator chain through brackets linked with a chain bolt in a loose fitting, with sprockets located in strategic points and at the top and bottom level of the unit.