Bucket Elevator - SIMPLEX S Type 100 Series
Casting Frame Design
Simplex 100 Series are pivoting bucket conveying elevators designed
to gently transport a wide variety of products horizontally and
vertically, without transfer points. From the low capacity 152 to
the high capacity 182 these machines offer a full range of sizes
with capabilities ranging from 3.82 to over 107 cubic meters per
hour. Capable of handling most dry, granular, free flowing products
these machines also work well with non-free flowing product. This
series elevator is suited to normal duty applications where operating
conditions are not especially severe. The buckets are designed to
operate in the C configuration unlike other machines using modified
standard buckets that must be tilted in the horizontal to avoid
overlap interferences. It is designed to be a cost effective solution
to most conveying and elevating requirements yet incorporates many
standard features described below that are not available on similar
machines found in the industry. Dimensions, bucket sizes and capabilities
are listed in this document. Options are described in here too.
with double pitch carrier roller type chain with oversize rollers
for smooth rolling contact with tracks. Standard chain is steel
brushed for longer life. Heavy-duty pivot pints are larger diameter
to resist bending. Extra-long length prevents bucket fall out.
Chain take-up is by means of standard screw type adjusted unit located on both sides of lower horizontal section.
variety of materials available. All sizes available in polycarbonate,
polycarbonate alloy, fabricated mild and stainless steel. Some sizes
available in high-density polythene and cast aluminium alloy. Inverted
Y lip overlap prevents build up on edges, eliminating the need for
unsanitary brushes or wipers.
Heavy-duty chain tracks are made from standard angle iron and bolted to the
side panels. Tracks are not an integral part of the main frame thus
allowing for future replacements if required.
panels are made from 4.5mm or 6mm plate depending upon the model
with intermediate panels of 10-gauge steel. Panels are pre punched
for accurate dimensional control. Sectional design allows for future
expansion if required. Side panels are flanged for easier instillation
of optional covers. Bolted construction allows for easier construction
Manufactured from oversized plate the teeth are turned true to the bore after
the hub is welded on. This feature reduces chain side plate wear
and increases sprocket and chain wear thus increasing chain life.
Bearings and Shafts
High-strength steel shafts ride in top quality ball bearings. Self-aligning quality
ball bearings incorporate contact seals to resist moisture and dirt.
Inset and Discharge (back to top)
with type 304 stainless steel flanged inlet. Head section casting
is flanged to allow for addition of optional discharge chute for
connection with existing equipment. Flanged inlet helps to guide
material in to buckets and away from chain.
vertical end mount drive assembly consists of a 380/440 volt, 50
Hz, 3 phases T.E.F.C motor with right angle worm gear reducer. Power
transmit ion is via chain and sprockets. Drive chain is heavy- duty
single pitch roller chain with tension idler or slotted reducer
Safety Overload Protection
Each unit is supplied with an easy to adjust torque
limiter overload protection device to prevent bucket and chain damage
in case of a jam.
Standard is S shape with lower horizontal perpendicular vertical and upper
horizontal crossing back over lower horizontal section.
Mild steel parts are primed and undercoated and finished in two-pack
epoxy. Standard colour is white but special colours can be accommodated.
and testing in our plant prior to shipment is thorough to ensure
minimum if any problems during field erection and start up.
Safety Guarding and Labelling
Four sided drive guards are standard on all machines. Guard has a hole
in the front panel to permit torque limiter adjustment without removing
guard. Safety guards are also provided over sprockets in lower boot
corner. Caution and warning labels are attached to machine at potential
hazard locations. Vertical and horizontal guards up to 2.5 meters
Many options are available for the 100 series. Some of the more common
ones are mentioned below. Dimensional information is given for standard
bottom discharged and built on feeders. Special or unique options
are not listed below, but can be available to meet your needs. Please
call to discuss any special needs that you may have.
- Built on feeders for controlled feed to elevator
- Multiple bottom discharges
- Bolted hinged or quick release flat covers can be gasket dust or water tight
- Sand blasting on surfaces foe epoxy coatings
- Stainless steel construction for the ultimate in corrosion resistance and sanitisation
- Internal wash down sections for easy and thorough cleaning of chain and buckets
- Complete electrical control from simple hand wired to complete PLC controlled systems