Esbelt Trading - USA & Canada

Thermoplastic buckets for elevators

The most important components of an elevator are the buckets, which should have properties matching the material carried and a suitable shape for ease of unloading.

esbelt buckets have been designed to solve the problems currently encountered in the use of metal buckets.

esbelt buckets: general features:

  • Functional design with rounded, smooth, non-stick inside walls facilitating the easy unloading of any powder or granulated product, thereby affording high speed performance.
  • Minimum weight, since their synthetic resin fabrication makes them 70% lighter than iron buckets.
  • They are rust free and resistant to oils, fats and agressive chemicals.
  • Being non-toxic and physiologically neutral, they are specially suited for foodstuff applications.
  • Their elasticity permits recovery from impact and the bucket breaks before the belt in case of accidental jamming.
  • Recessed holes for use with flat head bolts.


Belt types for elevators

Drago 30 CR - 30 CC - 40 CC - 81 CC: Grain products mixed with mineral oils, coal, limestone, clay, chemical products, cereal grains in general (e.g. wheat, barley), soaps, etc.

Espot 30 CC - 40 CC - 81 CC - 90 CC: Foodstuffs, oleaginous products, soya, fodder, flour, sugar, etc.

Febor 31 CC - 32 CC - 41 CC: Abrasive products (sugar, salt and similar).

Febor 35 CC - 75 CC: Non oily food products (coffee, flour,...).


Technical data and dimensions

The buckets are secured to the belt by means of special bolts with a wide flat head, concave washer and nut.

The hole to be made in the belt for securing the buckets is of the same diameter as the bolt.

Bolts should be checked periodically for tightness, after 100 hours of operation.

The load per bolt should not exceed 50 or 60 N.

In elevators it is very important to have the buckets loaded from a hopper which is located above the lower pulley or take-up.

"Dredging" of the buckets at the bottom of the elevator must be avoided. Such interference significantly increases the load on the belt and can reduce belt life.