Bucket elevator is a kind of vertical lifting conveying equipment. It has the advantages of simple structure, small area, low maintenance cost, high conveying efficiency, stable operation and wide application. Bucket elevator is widely used in grain, food, feed, mining industry and other granular and powdery materials vertical transportation. The lifting height is high, the fertilizer output is large, and the lifting speed is fast.
In fertilizer production, bucket elevator is an important equipment in the transportation link. The bucket elevator is suitable for conveying powdery, granular and small pieces of materials with bulk density less than 1.5t/m3, such as coal, cement, gravel, sand, fertilizer, grain, etc. The hopper scoops up the material from the storage below. As the conveyor belt or chain rises to the top, it turns downward around the top wheel, and the bucket elevator pours the material into the receiving slot.
The belt is usually rubber belt, which is mounted on the driving drum and the reversing drum. The bucket hoist with chain drive is usually equipped with two parallel transmission chains, one pair of transmission sprockets and one pair of reversing sprockets. Bucket elevators are usually equipped with organic shells to prevent dust from flying in bucket elevators.
In fertilizer production, due to the limitation of workshop area, fertilizer equipment is constructed in vertical space. Bucket elevator plays a great role in conveying materials, linking up production process and utilizing space.