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Continuous Bucket Elevators: A Basic Maintenance Checklist

January 4, 2022

You can extend the service life of your continuous bucket elevator by implementing simple inspection and maintenance procedures. These procedures can help to significantly reduce the incidence of unplanned stoppages and downtime, as well as improve the equipment’s overall efficiency and energy consumption. In this blog, we present some basic maintenance routines which users of continuous bucket elevators can consider implementing.

In the basic checklist presented below, each item refers to a part of the bucket elevator, what inspection and maintenance routines should be done, and how frequently these routines should be performed. It is also important to note that most manufacturers of continuous bucket elevators include specific maintenance routines in their manuals – the routines described in this blog do not replace these and you should always consult your OEM for advice on the specific routines to follow for their equipment.

Continuous bucket elevators: basic maintenance checklist

This checklist describes areas of a continuous bucket elevator that should be regularly inspected and maintained.

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NOTE: The information contained in the above table is for illustrative purposes only. Please consult your equipment OEM for the specific maintenance program that is appropriate for your continuous bucket elevator.

UniTrak manufactures the TipTrak™ line of continuous bucket elevators. These gentle handling conveyors offer industry-leading reliability and spillage-free operation. TipTrak™ units will transfer material at rates up to 2552 cubic feet per hour. A number of construction styles and configurations is available and each TipTrak™ unit is customized for the target application. A variety of options is also available, including explosion-proof, Clean-in-Place (CIP), and more.

TipTrak™ units have a proven track record for reliability in demanding applications. Every TipTrak™ unit which UniTrak builds ships with a detailed operating manual, as well as instructions for maintenance safety.

For over 50-years, UniTrak has been helping companies the world over to solve their bulk material handling challenges.

To find out more about how TipTrak™ continuous bucket elevators can service your application and process, please contact our sales team directly for further information.

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