Bucket elevators: the solution for scarce land, high land prices and horizon pollution

In Europe, we are realizing increasingly that it is wise to be careful with the cultivation of detached land. High-rise buildings in the form of brewed or technical installations such as concrete plants or storage and transhipment installations are increasingly being referred to as „horizon pollution“. Are bucket elevators the solution?

Until recently it was customary to use a long belt conveyor for filling high concrete plants or storage and transshipment installations or other silos. The choice for this problem-free means of transport had actually become normal. This has changed: when new installations are built, the pressure to prevent horizon pollution increases. In addition, land prices are rising rapidly and the available land area is often insufficient. It is therefore neccesary to look for other solutions.

An efficient approach

How can you use your expensive soil economically efficient? This is possible with a bucket elevator. If you raise your product with an elevator to a height of, for example, 30 meters, you only need a ground surface of less than 2 m². A belt conveyor quickly reaches a length of 60 meters and must be supported. To do this, you definitely need a total surface area of ​​60 x 2 meters: 120 m². You know your own land price: you can calculate how much this solution will cost you.

What you need for a bucket elevator

  • a good foundation
  • a metered supply of product
  • lateral support per 10 meter height

Suitable means of transport

The bucket elevator has already proven its value as an extremely reliable means of transport for the transport of dry materials such as grains and flours. Due to the development and application of rubber belts and plastic inserts, there is hardly any elongation and the powers to be transferred have been greatly improved. Because of this and the use of modern plastic cups, the elevator is also very suitable as a means of transport for sand, gravel and other abrasive and slightly adhesive products.

By applying the most advanced techniques and materials, Jansen & Heuning can supply a suitable elevator for every product. What makes our elevators so suitable?

  • wear-resistant plastic cups
  • wear-resistant upholstery in head and foot
  • low-stretch belt or wear-resistant chains
  • hinged inspection doors
  • restless foot
  • electronic skew monitoring
  • centrifugal or gravity discharge
  • gastight and / or heat resistant

The pros of bucket elevators

The use of wear-resistant materials in the right places guarantees a long service life. You can prevent emergencies by using an electronic skew monitoring system. Elevators are resistant to rainwater and are dustproof.

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