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The bucket elevator is used to transport or elevate goods and materials from one place to another quickly and easily. The buckets are connected to a chain or belt which moves when the equipment starts to function. The contents of the bucket are moved from one location to another when the belt moves. The belt is either chain driven or friction driven. 
These buckets are filled with ore which is moved vertically and then poured or dumped to a new location. Ore is a heavy material and therefore the bucket should be constructed with heavy materials such as metals. Metallic buckets are quite commonly used in most of the industries as it is durable and tensile, suitable for various purposes.
One of the main functions of the bucket elevator is to elevate the goods in the bucket in a vertical direction. The products in the buckets are raised or lowered and the contents are dropped to another container. The entire process of raising and lowering is done with the help of mechanical and hydraulic power.
Another function of the bucket elevator is transporting the bucket in a horizontal direction. The materials are moved or transported from one place to another with the help of these elevators.

The bucket elevator is composed of driving pulley, elevator boot (down section) with take-up pulley, elevator casing, driving device and back stop, braking device.
Apart from centrifugal discharge type, there are others such as positive discharge type, continuous type and super capacity elevators.

 Advantages of Bucket Elevators

• Huge transporting capacity

• Lower maintenance

• Durable with low driving power

• Smooth and easy transportation of material

• Wide range of lifting capabilities