Vertical bucket conveyor

22-06-2022

Vertical bucket conveyor

Sometimes it can be convenient to transport goods and products vertically upwards or downwards. This can be done with a spiral conveyor belt, but you can also use a vertical bucket conveyor for this, depending on the different product applications. In this article, we take you through the advantages of the bucket elevator system, what they are used for, and how they work.

What are vertical bucket conveyors?

What exactly are vertical bucket elevators? As the name suggests, these are pendulum bucket lifts that can transport buckets to cover extensive horizontal and vertical distances. This means users can replace combinations of belt conveyors and conventional bucket elevators by one bucket elevator, saving on initial investment as well on maintenance costs.

What are vertical bucket conveyors used for?

Apollo's bucket lifts are specifically designed for transporting products and goods that require careful handling, and irregular shaped items. These are mainly bulk products in the food, industrial and agricultural industries. The lifts are therefore also mainly used in these industries.

What are the main advantages of vertical bucket conveyors?

"Why should I use a bucket conveyor?". Perhaps this is a question you are asking yourself. Well, vertical bucket elevators offer a number of important and interesting advantages:

  • Bucket elevators increase efficiency and save costs;

  • High transport capacity;

  • High degree of durability against the most abrasive products;

  • Rugged construction;

  • Low maintenance;

  • Low noise and low power consumption in conveying operations;

  • Safety for you and your employees;

  • Cleaner working environment from lower dust levels and related pollution due to no spillage;

  • Continuous feeding of products.


An unique aspect is that incoming product can be fed continuously into the bucket elevator, which means that no extra dosing system is required to feed the elevator. The edges of the cups also overlap in the inlet area, preventing the products and goods from falling through. The cups have a hinged attachment in the chain. This keeps them in a horizontal position during the transport process until the tipping at the outlet position.

In which industries are the elevators used?

They originated from the agricultural sector to transport seeds, nuts, and other products that need to be handled carefully. But they are now used in various industries due to its ability to handle a wide range of products, including irregular shaped items. Whether it is large bulk transport of abrasive minerals in the mining sector, high temperature products in chemical processing, or a chocolate manufacturer with stringent food safety regulations, all can be handled successfully with Apollo’s bucket elevator.

I’m interested, how to get in touch with ROYAL Apollo group?

Want to learn more about our vertical bucket conveyors and how to use them? We would be happy to tell you more about our innovative systems. We are ready to answer any questions you may have. Contact us via the form on our website.

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