Bucket elevators are transportation equipment used in vertical transportation. They are considered similar to conveyor belts, with the major difference being that bucket elevators transport material vertically to higher levels using buckets attached to a rotating belt or chain. The buckets work to pick up material, move it to the desired end point, unload the material, and finally return to the starting point to pick up a new load.
Elevator buckets are the most important spare parts for bucket elevators. Bucket elevator users frequently change these parts due to reasons such as wear and breakage. Elevator buckets are particularly active spare parts in flour and feed mills for the collection and transportation of powder or granular materials. They are attached to belts on a conveyor system. Elevator buckets or conveyor buckets, as they are sometimes known, are usually bolted to a vertical conveyor belt and used to transport material vertically.