Bucket elevator moves fragile cereals -- gently and efficiently
In 1985, a leading breakfast cereal manufacturer began looking for another to convey its products. It needed a system that could convey to multiple discharge points without transfers and negotiate both horizontal and vertical bends. In addition, the cereals, which are light in bulk density, had to be conveyed at rates up to 2,000 ft3/h, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The manufacturer's existing system, a combination of belt and vibratory conveyors, had several drawbacks. Cleanup was time consuming because the belt had to be removed manually. In addition, each transfer increased product degradation, segregation, and coating loss.