Types of Elevator bucket
The most common elevator is a centrifugal discharge elevator, which may be vertical or inclined. The action of centrifugal force drives the vertical elevators to put the oil into the discharge chute and be run at a relatively high speed. Inclined elevators have the buckets placed little apart or set close together may have the discharge chute set partly under the head pulley. The speed of the inclined elevator is low because it doesn’t depend on the centrifugal force.All vertical elevators have spaced buckets with rounded bottoms. The materials from a boot, a pit or a pile can be easily loaded to a centrifugal elevator. The shape of buckets are triangular and close to on the belt with little or no space in between them. This type of elevator are being used to carry heavy material, and lift at a slow pace. Unlike earlier elevators, which used to use small, flat steel buckets, nowadays modern elevators uses a rubber belt with Plastic elevator bucket. These are more convenient and easy to use. Further, the pulleys are being used at the top and bottom and driven by an electric.