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Bucket Elevators

One of the most efficient ways to elevate bulk materials vertically is with a bucket elevator. A Bucket Elevator consists of a series of buckets attached to a belt or chain with pulleys or sprockets located at the top and bottom of the unit. The buckets are located in a casing or housing to contain the material. Bulk materials are loaded into each bucket as the bucket moves past an inlet point. KWS designs and manufactures a wide variety of bucket elevators based on the characteristics of the bulk material and the process requirements.

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Head Section of Centrifugal Bucket Elevator

Bucket Elevators - KWS Manufacturing

Advantages of Using Bucket Elevators

  • Designed to handle a wide variety of bulk materials – from average to very free-flowing
  • Many different bucket and casing sizes available for capacities up to 15,000 cubic feet per hour
  • Completely enclosed for dust and weather-tight operation
  • Inlet section can be control fed or flood loaded with bulk materials
Bucket Elevator Conveyor Benefits

KWS designs and manufactures Bucket Elevators to meet the needs of many industries, such as Chemical, Minerals Processing, Food, Wood Products and Wastewater Treatment.

KWS Bucket Elevators are custom designed for your application. Bulk material characteristics, capacity and overall height are considered when designing Bucket Elevators. KWS is an ISO 9001:2015 certified manufacturer. Every component and assembly is manufactured in the USA by highly skilled craftsmen. All KWS welders are certified in accordance with American Welding Society (AWS) Codes. KWS Bucket Elevators are manufactured to rigid quality standards.

Boot Section of Continuous Bucket Elevator

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Available Features / Options

  • Custom Engineered For Your Specific Application
  • Wide Range Of Construction Materials – Carbon Steel, Stainless Steel and Abrasion-Resistant Alloys
  • Belt and Chain Type Elevators Available To Meet Your Specific Requirements
  • Screw-Type Or Internal Gravity Take-Ups Available
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Problem Solvers for Bucket Elevators

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Bucket Elevator for Conveying Glass Cullet and Sand at Cardinal FG in Durant, OK

Bucket Elevator for Conveying Glass Cullet and Sand at Cardinal FG in Durant, OK - KWS Manufacturing

KWS designed the new bucket elevator with the ability to handle an additional capacity of 20-percent…

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Bucket Elevator for Elevating Abrasive Mixture at Prince Minerals in Milwaukee, WI

Bucket Elevator for Elevating Abrasive Mixture at Prince Minerals in Milwaukee, WI - KWS Manufacturing

KWS provided a heavy-duty continuous type bucket elevator for the abrasive application.

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Stainless Bucket Elevator for Elevating Pressed Beet Pulp at Wyoming Sugar in Worland, WY

Stainless Bucket Elevator for Elevating Pressed Beet Pulp at  Wyoming Sugar in Worland, WY - KWS Manufacturing

KWS lined the inlet and discharge areas with UHMW to improve bulk material flow.

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System for Conveying and Elevating Aluminum Trihydrate at GEO® Specialty Chemicals in Deer…

System for Conveying and Elevating Aluminum Trihydrate  at GEO® Specialty Chemicals in Deer Park, TX - KWS Manufacturing

KWS saved GEO thousands of dollars by provided engineering, design and manufacturing of the conveying…

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Mechanical Conveying System Replaces Pneumatics at Durcon, Inc. in Taylor, Texas

Mechanical Conveying System Replaces Pneumatics at Durcon, Inc. in Taylor, Texas - KWS Manufacturing

Professional engineers at KWS designed a support structure that provided the needed lateral support for…

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Railcar Unloading System for Sugar

Railcar Unloading System for Sugar - KWS Manufacturing

KWS was able to modify some of the existing equipment design specifications to provide a more efficient…

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Loading Shredded Rubber into Super Sacks

Loading Shredded Rubber into Super Sacks - KWS Manufacturing

Genan wanted to eliminate the need for a truck ramp so the hopper could be loaded from ground level. KWS…

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Heavy-Duty Bucket Elevator Boot Section with Dust-Tight Internal Gravity Take-Up for Hydrated…

Heavy-Duty Bucket Elevator Boot Section with Dust-Tight Internal Gravity Take-Up for Hydrated Lime - KWS Manufacturing

KWS designed and manufactured a heavy duty bucket elevator boot with an internal gravity take-up.

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Heavy-Duty Bucket Elevator to Lift Char Created from Pyrolysis Process

Heavy-Duty Bucket Elevator to Lift Char Created from Pyrolysis Process - KWS Manufacturing

A thermal processor cooled the char and fed the bucket elevator at a controlled rate.

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Heavy-Duty Mass-Flow Twin Screw Feeders and Bucket Elevators for Ground Rubber

Heavy-Duty Mass-Flow Twin Screw Feeders and Bucket Elevators for Ground Rubber - KWS Manufacturing

KWS designed and manufactured twin mass-flow screw feeders to match hoppers supplied by Hoover Conveyor.

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Custom-Engineered Bulk Material Handling System for Zein Corn Protein Plant

Custom-Engineered Bulk Material Handling System for Zein Corn Protein Plant - KWS Manufacturing

BRPG contacted KWS after meeting with our local sales representative and requested an engineered solution…

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Abrasion-Resistant Centrifugal Bucket Elevator for Elevating Frac Sand

Abrasion-Resistant Centrifugal Bucket Elevator for Elevating Frac Sand - KWS Manufacturing

KWS provided a heavy-duty centrifugal type bucket elevator.

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