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• Prevent material breakage Minimize dust generation
• Fit geometry of the application area
• Maybe nothing else will handle it
• 24/7 continuous-operation capability
• Performance predictability
• Low maintenance
First, ensure that material is fully discharged at the desired point. This is done by making sure there's sufficient horizontal space left to allow for material to fall from the bucket over the discharge opening. Discharge can be assisted by bucket knockers and various air or water jets to get all product out of the bucket.
This is really hard to answer. Maintenance is probably a lot less than you think, but it will vary considerably—depending on the product handled, service conditions, and the preventive maintenance program in place. It's probably best to talk directly to a UniTrak Sales Engineer about the specifics of your application.
A TipTrak™ bucket elevator is not suitable for applications requiring USDA inspection and approval. Although nothing replaces good housekeeping, TipTrak™ can be fitted with a number of sanitary options—including a clean-in-place system, air-jets drying, and microbe inhibiting components (silver ions) for further protection.