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Bucket Elevator

Transportation of Bulk Material

Commonly used in
Bucket Width
9" | 15" | 2'4"
Max Capacity
1,800 (cubic feet/hr)
Bucket Width
9" | 15" | 2'4"
Max Capacity
1,800 (cubic feet/hr)
Commonly Used In

Ryson’s Bucket Elevators combine vertical and horizontal transportation of bulk materials in one integral unit and represent a unique and highly effective solution to your bulk material conveyor needs.

bulk material conveyors - bucket elevatorRyson Bucket Elevators have earned a reputation for being the most durable bulk material conveyors in the marketplace. Their robust and forward-thinking design combines a number of features—from gentle handling and rugged construction to minimal maintenance and modular design—businesses have come to benefit from and deeply value.

Ryson Bucket Elevators’ signature feature is that they are completely enclosed and overlapping pivoting buckets, that prevent spillage and keeps out foreign debris.

Additionally, our Bucket Elevators stand out compared with our competitors because they are completely modular, have pivoting buckets and can have multiple inlets and outlets.

bulk material conveying typical to a bucket elevatorRyson’s Bucket Elevators are designed for heavy-duty operations and long lifespans. They can be delivered in powder-coated carbon-steel, stainless-steel or wet environment versions.

Our Bucket Elevators with multiple outlets feature selective bucket-tipping capabilities. This is accomplished by an air-actuated tipping ramp. The last tipping ramp is always in a fixed position, ensuring that all buckets are emptied.

Our Bucket Elevators are designed for gentle handling and well-suited to transport a broad range of bulk products in the food, agriculture, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, chemical, ceramic, glass, recycling, building, metallurgical and other industries.

Our Bucket Elevators can be configured with multiple inlets or outlets that feature selective bucket-tipping capabilities. This is accomplished by an air-actuated tipping ramp. The last tipping ramp is always in a fixed position, ensuring that all buckets are emptied.

bucket elevator materialsRyson Bucket Elevators are at robust completely enclosed design yet offer gentle handling of all kinds of products.

These buckets overlap at the inlets to prevent spillage and can be selectively tipped at the outlets.

The chain is a 2-inch plated roller chain with a hollow pin shaft and 1⅛-inch diameter rollers. The rolling surface is made of polyurethane, providing smooth and quiet operation. The buckets are made of food-grade-reinforced polyamide, complying with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) standards. The buckets are molded in one piece and can handle temperatures from –5 to +200 degrees Fahrenheit.

Additionally, flanges are provided at the inlets and outlets to facilitate easy attachment of extended funnels, shoots or tubes.

Ryson Bucket Elevators are built using high-quality components. As such, you can expect to face only minimal maintenance when working with our models. All our Bucket Elevator models have easily removable inspection covers and a conveniently located inspection window.

Our Bucket Elevators feature drawers located underneath the horizontal sections to facilitate fast and easy cleaning. The inside walls are smooth, helping prevent dust buildup. All bearings are mounted outside for easy access.

Our Bucket Elevators are also equipped with a quick-release mechanism to facilitate fast installation or removal of buckets as well as an automatic chain tensioning device and built-in overload protection.

A variable frequency drive, also known as a VFD, is required for proper operation.

Our Bucket Elevators are completely enclosed, helping to mitigate foreign debris.Their construction also offers inspection windows and access ports to simplify cleaning and maintenance procedures.

Most Common Models

Model
Frame
Width
Volume
CuFT/HR
Bucket
Width
100
1’-7” (475)
300
9” (225)
200
2’-2” (650)
700
15” (385)
600
3’-4” (1000)
1800
2'4” (725)

Configurations

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Ryson Bucket Elevators’ modular design enables us to customize with ease and makes your bucket elevator versatile as well as easy to install and modify. The most common configurations are our C and Z configurations, which are available with three different bucket sizes, yielding capacities up to 300, 700 or 1,800 cubic feet per hour. The buckets must be loaded with a controlled volume and across the full width of the buckets.

No matter the use case, the Ryson team is up to the challenge of finding solutions your business needs. Explore a special application for a custom-built bucket elevator we created for a customer needing to elevate lightweight cellulose material. You can also Download a printable RFQ Form.

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