856 Bucket Elevator Conveyor Chain

856 Bucket Elevator Conveyor Chain


Bucket elevator conveyor chain is a type of conveyor chain that is used to vertically transport bulk materials, such as grain, powder, and cement. It is commonly used in agriculture, food processing, chemical, and construction industries. The chain consists of a series of buckets that are attached to a continuous loop of conveyor chain.

Working principle:

Bucket elevator conveyor chain operates in four stages: loading, vertical conveying, flip discharge, and continuous cycle operation.

  1. Loading stage: The buckets on the conveyor chain are filled with materials in the bottom feeding area by gravity, vibration, or other assisting devices.
  2. Vertical conveying stage: When the drive device starts, the conveyor chain begins to circulate, and the connected buckets are lifted together. The movement of the chain causes the buckets to move along a vertical or near-vertical track.
  3. Flip discharge stage: The head of the bucket elevator usually has a special structure. When the bucket filled with material reaches the top, it passes through a mechanism called a "discharge port" or "flipper." At this position, the bucket is guided and turned over by specific design forces, causing the material to pour out.
  4. Continuous cycle operation: After the material is discharged, the empty bucket continues to run down with the conveyor chain to the bottom and re-enters the feeding area for the next loading cycle.


The 856 bucket elevator conveyor chain is widely used in various industries:

  1. Agriculture: It is used for vertical lifting and transportation of grains such as wheat, corn, and rice in the food processing industry.
  2. Grain storage: It is used to lift bulk grains from low storage areas to high storage tanks or warehouses in large grain storage facilities.
  3. Chemical industry: It is used for vertical transportation of powder and granular chemical raw materials in the chemical production process.
  4. Construction industry: It is used for continuous and efficient lifting and transportation of materials such as sand, cement clinker, and gravel in cement plants and quarries.
  5. Food industry: It is used for vertical transportation of food raw materials or finished products, such as flour and feed, in flour mills and feed mills.

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Author: Miya