Continuous Bucket Elevators
Continuous elevators are used to handle heavy materials with large lumps. The buckets travel at lower speeds to allow for minimum material degradation and reduced wear on equipment. The main advantages of a continuous elevator over a centrifugal elevator are the large lump size capacity and the gentle manner in which the material is conveyed.
In both chain and belt versions of the continuous elevator the backside of a bucket helps form the discharge chute for the following bucket.