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Bucket Elevator Innovation – 4 Bucket Elevator Projects That We’ve Worked On

At Gough Engineering, we design bucket elevators and bucket conveyors for global and national companies – it’s safe to say we know everything there is to know about bucket elevators!

2016 was an exciting year for us – throughout the year we worked closely with many food, snacks and confectionery businesses to create bespoke bucket elevators for several production processes. From crisps, to nuts, to pet food – we’re able to create the ideal production process.

Here’s just a handful of exciting bucket elevator projects worked on at Gough Engineering in 2016…


A Chewing Gum Company in the UK

With an established UK history, this company initially became a household name through launching its spearmint gum in 1911. This year, we have supplied two Gough M Series Swinglink Bucket Elevators to replace existing Econ-o-Lift Bucket Elevators (that Gough supplied back in 1990 for the handling of sugar free pellets). The new machine is to be in accordance with the following schedule and specification: one inlet, four tipping stations – three off pneumatic with selective tip and one off fixed tip and a throughput of 3,000 kg an hour.


A Snack Foods Production Company in Malta

The businesses flagship product is a delicious crisp savoury snack. Gough Engineering supplied the company with a Swinglink Bucket Elevator with 3 discharge points over a crisp packaging line. The crisp company was so pleased with its production process equipment that discussions have already begun surrounding a second bucket elevator for another packaging line.


A Pet Foods Manufacturer in Suffolk

This customer manufactured and supplied specialist pet food for small animals. They approached Gough Engineering looking for production process equipment to elevate and convey pet food product into a weigh hopper (5,150 mm above the ground).

The company already has a number of existing Gough Elevators that it had purchased second hand many, many years ago and are still going strong (we still provide spares and service for these units). To keep up with demand and streamline production in its congested facility, they have decided to invest in a brand new machine to fit a throughput of 5,400 kg an hour.


A Snack Foods and Confectionery Company in West Yorkshire

They are the only pistachio production company in the UK. We supplied two Gough ‘S’ series Swinglink Bucket Elevators to handle various nuts in accordance with the following schedule and specification: one inlet, two tipping stations – one pneumatic selective tip and one fixed tip, one with a throughput of 1,500 kg an hour, and another with 2,000 kg an hour. An extended in-feed hopper was also used to receive product from the existing feed conveyor and minimise product spillage.


Should you require any information about our bucket elevators or our range of production process equipment and services, do not hesitate to contact us.


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