There are various different options when using a conveyor belt as a bucket elevator, depending on the facility. In general, it is important for the belt to be highly resistant to transversal breakage in the carcass in order to bear the force produced in holding the buckets.
This resistance in the weft can be improved with specially reinforced fabrics. If transversal rigidity is also required, specially rigid fabrics can be used in the weft.
Fields of application
These conveyor belts are mainly used in facilities with vertical transport (gradients of 90o) in diverse sectors, such as the chemical industry (fertilizer plants), port facilities, cement plants, grain elevators in silos and thermal power plants.