Bucket Elevators

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 in a casing or housing to contain the material. Bulk materials are loaded into each bucket as the bucket moves past an inlet point.

Application Area:

  • 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 20,000 cubic feet per hour.
  • Completely enclosed for dust and weather-tight operation.
  • Inlet section can be control fed or flood loaded with bulk materials.

Customization 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.
  • Heavy-duty construction – to increase life and reduce downtime.
  • Totally enclosed design – to eliminate dust or vapor emissions.
  • Multiple bucket styles available – to increase conveying capacity.
  • Bucket material and style chosen based on material characteristics – Plastic or Metal buckets

Industries Served:

  • EFM designs and manufactures Bucket Elevators to meet the needs of many industries, such as aggregate, Cement, Chemical, Minerals Processing, Mining, Food, Wood Products, Wastewater Treatment, and many more industries for elevating bulk materials.
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