Centrifugal Discharge Bucket Elevators
The most common and popular elevator is Centrifugal Discharge Elevator, which may be vertical or inclined. On Centrifugal Elevator, the material can easily be loaded from a boot, a pit or a pile. The centrifugal Bucket Elevator has the ability to move large amounts of material quickly, and works great for durable and abrasive materials like sand, gravel, and other free flowing bulk materials. For carrying heavy material, nowadays the small and flat steel buckets are replaced by new plastic buckets with rubber belts, due to convenience and ease to use it.
The centrifugal elevators starts by scooping material from the boot or inlet section. Due to the high speed of operation, this elevator generates centrifugal force at the head pulley. This force throws the material out of the bucket and into the discharge chute. These actions of launching and digging runs the risk of damaging fragile material, so it is not recommended, for handling more delicate materials.
Centrifugal elevators are available in either belt or chain drive. Due to belt stretch and chain strength, both systems have some restrictions when they reach immense heights. Neo Conveyors can assist in fine-tuning the technical details to ensure efficiency for the specific requirements.