Centrifugal Bucket Elevators

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Centrifugal elevators are used to handle fine free flowing materials. The buckets travel at speeds high enough to discharge material by centrifugal force as they pass around the head sprocket/pulley. Casings can be made from carbon steel, stainless steel and other harder materials as required by the application.

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The main advantage of a centrifugal elevator over a continuous elevator is the ability to dig out of the boot, allowing for a lower feed point which can reduce pit costs.

The two primary types of centrifugal elevators are chain and belt. Chain elevators will handle the non-abrasive materials while belt elevators will handle more abrasive material as long as there are no slivers or sharp objects.

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