A bucket elevator is a very economical way to elevate material, in both large and small quantities. There are several types and styles of bucket elevators. The selection of type and style depends on the material to be conveyed, its qualities and characteristics, the desired capacity and amount of lift.


The material that is being conveyed and the service that the elevator will see will determine selection of materials of construction for the elevator.

  • Centrifugal discharge
  • Continuous discharge
  • Positive discharge

The different types are:

  • Belt Bucket Elevators
  • Chain Bucket Elevators