Bucket Elevator - SIMPLEX S Type 100 Series
Tubular Open Frame Design
The Simplex 100 Series are pivoting bucket conveying elevators designed
to gently transport a wide variety of products horizontally and
vertically, without transfer points. The tubular open frame design
is ideally suited to food handling applications where all parts
of the machinery must be accessible for cleaning. 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 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 this document.
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 and assembly.
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
steel shafts ride in top quality ball bearings. Self-aligning quality
ball bearings incorporate contact seals to resist moisture and dirt.
Inset and Discharge
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.
Drive (back to top)
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 a 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.
Assembly and testing in our plant prior to shipment is thorough to ensure
minimum if any problems during field erection and start up.
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
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 for 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