Horizontal Bucket Conveyor Product Information

Our horizontal bucket conveyor systems are chain and pendulum bucket type systems used to convey a wide range of materials. Like bucket elevators, bucket conveyors offer secure handling of product around production processes, however, they are typically designed to convey product horizontally rather than vertically. Depending on the process, elevators and conveyors can be designed and used interchangeably.

The bucket conveyor presents a continuous row of overlapping buckets at the inlets and allows for single or multiple selective discharge stations so the system can be used to either split or recombine production lines. The system is available in a range of specifications to suit the application.

Horizontal Bucket Conveyor Advantages

Safe Handling - Product is conveyed securely in a solid bucket, greatly reducing the risk of damaging fragile materials.

Extra Long Conveying - Product can be conveyed dozens of metres using one system with a single drive unit.

Multiple Inlet & Outlets - Systems can be set out with multiple product in-feed and discharge stations, offering the possibility of combining or separating out into multiple production lines.

Quick Release Buckets - Innovative chain and track design means all conveyor buckets can be quickly removed for fast and efficient service and cleaning.

Horizontal Bucket Conveyor Construction

Solid Casing - Fully enclosed stainless or mild steel casing to prevent any foreign bodies entering the open buckets. The casing comes with quick release cover panels for service access.

Tubular Frame - Tubular framework and support structure which can be fitted with either stainless wire mesh of clear Makrolon panels for regular washdown or inspection purposes.

Plastic or Steel Chain - Plastic, mild and stainless steel chains are available to meet the specific application requirements.

Plastic or Steel Buckets - Elevator buckets are available in plastic, mild steel and stainless steel to suit application requirements. Steel buckets can also be non-stick coated.

Bucket Conveyor Design

Overlapping Buckets - The Swinglink design presents a continuous stream of overlapping buckets at the inlet, allowing the elevator to be fed with a constant stream of product with no spillage.

Low Maintenance - Compared to conventional belt conveying systems, the horizontal bucket conveyor is very low maintenance and has no tracking or slipping issues associated with belt systems.

Lubricant Free Chain - The chain used in the Swinglink bucket elevator uses chain attachments fitted with rollers that run along tracks inside the casing. The rollers mean no chain lubricant is required, and buckets can travel smoothly across horizontal conveyor sections.

Read our Recycling Screening and Conveying System case study and see our Horizontal Bucket Conveyor in action.

Featured Clients:

  • KP Snacks
  • Cadbury
  • Warwick Chemicals
  • Tayto
  • Weetabix
  • Unilever

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