Bucket Elevator

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product handling equipment

Bucket elevator systems are a simple and reliable method of transferring bulk product from one production process to another.

Gough’s elevator systems use a continuous line of swinging pendulum buckets to transfer large volumes of product.

The systems can be arranged in many different layouts to deliver product where it is needed.

C type bucket elevator

C-shaped Swinglink bucket elevator loop system used to join up a product sizing process.

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Flexible Layouts

Gough’s bucket elevator system can be arranged into Z, C and J shaped configurations.

Vertical elevation saves floor space compared to inclined belt conveyors.

Multiple inlets and discharge points can be incorporated into one circuit of buckets.

Pendulum Buckets

The pendulum buckets swing freely between two chains.

The product rests safely in the bottom of the buckets, ideal for handling friable products gently.

Buckets can be easily removed and replaced by hand for fast cleaning change over operations. 100 buckets can be replaced in less than 20 minutes.

Buckets are available in:

  • Food Grade Polypropylene
  • Metal Detectable Polymer
  • Stainless or Carbon Steel

Elevator Chains

Buckets are suspended between 2 circuits of chain.

Chains are available with or without rollers in materials including:

  • Plastic
  • Stainless Steel
  • Zinc Plated Carbon Steel
  • Plain Carbon Steel

Construction Materials

Gough bucket elevators are available in a range of materials specifications.

The elevator casing is constructed from stainless or powder coated mild steel.

Removable covers can be supplied in:

  • Stainless steel
  • Clear polycarbonate
  • Wire mesh panels

UK Manufacturing & Replacement Parts Support

All our equipment is designed and manufactured at our UK facility.

Our equipment is fully supported with service engineers and replacement parts.

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Bucket Model Maximum Throughput Capacity (cubic metres per hour) Individual Bucket Volume (litres)
9M 10.6 3.7
18M 14.5 7.8
24M 22.3 10.6
36M 30.1 15.7


We supply Bucket Elevators to some of the world’s biggest brands.

Gough Bucket Elevator Systems

Bucket elevator systems offer a reliable and effective method of conveying a wide range of products around a manufacturing environment.

Pendulum type bucket elevators are generally considered to be one of the most gentle and controlled methods of transferring products, offering real flexibility when considering layouts and throughputs.

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