Newell Machinery Bucket Elevators are designed to lift fairly free-flowing products vertically from a low inlet point to a high discharge point. Elevators are basic in design, consisting of a chain or belt that runs from top to bottom around a set of pulleys or sprockets with buckets attached to carry the product to the top and discharge it. Typically, elevators only convey vertically and are the most efficient form of lifting product from a low inlet point to a discharge point directly above the inlet.
- High Speed, Centrifugal Discharge
- This is the most common type of elevator for its efficiency in moving more grain for the price of the elevator. The product starts to discharge from the specially designed buckets before they are all of the way around the head pulley.
- Slow Speed
- Slow speed elevators are often the largest in elevators. With buckets that can be upwards of a bushel of product per bucket, they are slow but can still move large amounts. These elevators don't discharge the product until the buckets begin to turn upside down since there is little centrifugal force on the product. Their slow speed design makes them last for years with low maintenance.
- Double Trunking
- The most common type of elevator trunking, the double trunk is designed for outdoor use and is not affected as much by wind load as compared to a single trunk. View Example
- Single Trunking
- This type of elevator is generally used indoors or when there is little chance for excessive wind loading. Its construction is less expensive to build than a double trunk due to fewer sections and less labor. View Example