Vertical Bucket Elevators for Bulk Materials Handling

Manufacturer of Custom-Built Bucket Elevators

The bucket elevator is the most simple and efficient machine for vertically elevating bulk solids in many process and handling installations. Their inherent simplicity makes them a popular choice for bulk material handling and processing applications.

Our range of belt and chain type bucket elevators has the backing of many years experience in dealing with elevating problems, and they are designed to handle a wide variety of materials. Our standard bucket elevator consists of an assembly of modular components, which can be designed to cope with a wide range of lift heights and capacities.

Manufactured to your specifications and customized to suit specific applications. Fabricated in mild steel, galvanized steel or stainless steel, with either belt or chain and buckets. Component parts are also available from stock such as:- belting, buckets and fixings.

Custom Built Elevators

Although our standard range of elevators consists of component parts which have standard lengths, we can also fabricate elevators to suit your specific requirements such as heavy duty construction or double width elevators to accommodate 2 sets of buckets running side by side to increase capacity. We also manufacture custom elevator buckets shaped to suit applications where materials have poor flow characteristics.

For a free, no obligation quotation or additional technical information please contact us.

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The head assembly comprises a load-bearing lower section, now increased in depth to remove dust retention areas. This supports the drive shaft in pedestal bearings, and the detachable upper head sections, which are designed to provide for centrifugal discharge.


Boot Assembly

The boot incorporates the material inlet and driven shaft and bearings. A pulley or sprocket is fitted to the driven shaft dependent upon elevator type. A screw tensioning arrangement is fitted to the bearings on the boot, the shaft incorporates provisions for fitting of a rotation sensor at the lower end.


Legging Section Assemblyelevleg2

All legging on our elevators are of the folded and welded or bolted construction and jig-drilled connection flanges ensure accurate leg-to-leg location on assembly. Legging is in standard lengths of 2 Metre and 3 Metre sections, although special or customized legging lengths can be fabricated as requested. A bolted inspection door is provided in the legging of every elevator for use at a convenient level, to allow access to the belt, chain and buckets.

Belt & Chain

The belt carrying the elevator buckets is manufactured from polyester with rubber covers and has a very low percentage of elongation. A wide range range of belting is available in various plies and widths to suit the lift height and different widths of the buckets, this includes chemical / abrasion resistant and FDA approved belting for food applications. Elevator chains can also be supplied as an alternative for carrying the buckets, and they are of the precision roller type, fully machined to ensure smooth operation and durability.


Drives are from a geared motor suspended from the head assembly, via a chain drive, which ensures a compact arrangement. Alternatively a standard foot mounted induction motor supported from the head, and driven via a v-belt and a shaft mounted speed reduction unit is available.

Explosion Panels

It may be necessary to provide at least one explosion panel complete with switch capable of being interlocked with the drive motor for every machine. It is also considered that the correct location of those panels would be as close as practicable to the top of the legs.

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For a free, no obligation quotation or additional technical information please contact us.

Bucket Elevators

G&H Engineering is an independent, family owned company with vast expertise in designing and fabricating truly bespoke systems and solutions. We provide services in structural steel & metal fabrication, as well as designing custom-built gates and railings across Edinburgh, the Lothians and Fife.

Our main business is bulk materials handling equipment: we specialise in screw conveyors, screw bin dischargers, chain and flight conveyors and dischargers, load and discharge hoppers, belt conveyors, tubular conveyors and bucket elevators.

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