The bucket elevator is used for the vertical transportation of grains and powdered materials. This transportation is realized by the means of a belt with buckets.
The bucket elevator consists of the top part, bottom part and elevator pipes. It is driven by a directly connected gear motor equipped with an electromagnetic brake. In case of a power failure or any breakdowns, the electromagnetic brake prevents the bucket elevator from rotating backwards and therefore damaging itself or the buckets. At the bottom cover, there is a pulley without drive and a tensioning mechanism.
The speed guard installed at the bottom pulley informs the operator when the belt brakes. The explosion vents discharge the pressure in case of a dust explosion. Since all parts are connected with bolts, worn parts can easily be replaced.