Application and function
Pendulum bucket elevators are used for very gentle vertical conveying of all kinds of granular product. Especially on the seed sector, they are the most suitable conveyors. They can also manage big horizontal distances, thus being able to replace the combination of belt conveyor and normal bucket elevator.
The incoming product is fed to the pendulum bucket
elevator continuously and very gently by means of a
vibratory feeder. The edges of the buckets overlap each other in the inlet section and therefore prevent spillage of kernels. Due to the pivoted mounting of buckets in the chain, buckets keep their horizontal position all through the way around in the conveyor until they ﬁnally reach the outlet. There, each bucket is tilted and the product falling out is gently led into the outlet hopper.
The pendulum bucket elevator can be equipped with a number of several inlets and outlets. Inlets can work at the same time, while outlets are used singular, meaning only one outlet being active momentarily
• Gentle conveying
• Combination of horizontal and vertical transport
• low energy demand
• quiet running
• low maintenance demand
• ﬂexibility in installation