Bucket Elevator

Horizontal and vertical bulk transport in one

Bucket Elevator

For over 65 years, Apollo has been one of the leading Bucket Elevator manufacturers. The Bucket Elevator is also known as a Bucket Conveyor or Chain Bucket Elevator. However, our Bucket Elevator is both an elevator and a conveyor, as it combines horizontal and vertical transport. With the possibilities of several inlets and outlets, the installation makes an efficient part of your production process.

Why choose for the Apollo Bucket Elevator?

  • No damage or change of product;
  • Modular design;
  • One drive;
  • Overlapping buckets;
  • Easy to install;
  • Low maintenance;
  • Additional options;
  • Several inlets and outlets are possible;
  • No alternation of product during transport;
  • High reliability.

How does it work?

The Apollo Bucket Elevator enables you to transport products in both a horizontal and vertical direction. In the horizontal part below, the series of buckets will be filled with the product that has to be transported. Afterwards, the series of buckets transport the product in a vertical direction. The range of elevator buckets then continues in a horizontal direction. The horizontal part contains an area where the buckets can discharge the materials. The machine enables this by directing the buckets over an unloading skate. At this point the buckets will be turned upside down and will be emptied. Afterwards, the buckets are vertically conveyed back to the original position where they are ready to be filled again in the horizontal part.

What type of product is it suited for?

Bucket Elevators are very well suited to convey bulk materials of a broad range. It mostly concerns materials that require gentle handling. Think of products in industries like food, agriculture, pharmaceutical, and cosmetic industries. The Bucket Elevator is also suited to handle products in the chemical, ceramic, glass, recycling, building and metallurgy industries. Examples are bulk materials like grains, coffee, sugar and seeds. Bucket Elevators are also used to convey sweets, rice beans, pet food, peanuts, flakes, tea and many more!

Materials and different types

We strive to deliver installations of excellent quality. That is why our standard elevator buckets are made from FDA approved materials. We can also deliver anti-static and TDA detectable buckets. Due to our modular construction, our installations can be tailored to specific needs. Nevertheless, the Bucket Elevator is available in two main models: a C-model and a Z-model. Even a combination of these models is possible. Besides these main models, other models and types can be made as well. There are different versions of these models depending on capacity and configurations. Our standard Bucket Elevator is coated in a RAL colour of your choice, but other configurations like stainless steel can be applied as well. The three standard types are the Bucket Elevator type 100 with a capacity up to 10.000 liters per hour, the Bucket Elevator type 200 with a capacity up to 22.000 liters per hour and the Bucket Elevator type 600 with a capacity up to 60.000 liters per hour. If you would like to know which model or type suits your business best, feel free to contact us. We are always willing to help and to think along, so we can provide you with the best possible solution for your business.

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Suitable for

  • Coffee
  • Powder
  • Seeds
  • Sweets
  • Screws
  • Grain


Though the products are designed to deliver high performance during a life time, no machine can operate without maintenance.


Can we provide you with more information? Don’t hesitate to contact us, we’re here to help!

Bucket Elevator

Hans Vennik

Area Sales Manager


+31 (0)6 537 858 23

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