Design of Sugar Bucket Elevator and Roller Conveyor Chain for 20 Tonnes per Hour Capacity

  IJETT-book-cover  International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT)          
© 2015 by IJETT Journal
Volume-20 Number-1
Year of Publication : 2015
Authors : Hemlata H.Mulik , Bhaskar D.Gaikwad
DOI :  10.14445/22315381/IJETT-V20P208


Hemlata H.Mulik , Bhaskar D.Gaikwad "Design of Sugar Bucket Elevator and Roller Conveyor Chain for 20 Tonnes per Hour Capacity", International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT), V20(1),35-38 Feb 2015. ISSN:2231-5381. published by seventh sense research group


Roller conveyor chains are commonly used to transport goods in production lines or assembly lines, such as pallets, cars or steel coils. They are sometimes used in severe environments, soiled with water, foreign particles, chemicals or other contaminants. Normal use will result in wear of the components of the chain which can lead to unexpected failure and costly production downtime. Today, few literatures on the wear of conveyor chain are available and there are almost no reliable test-rigs to generate and measure chain wear in a reproducible manner. In this paper the different components of roller conveyor chains are designed for sugar bucket elevator used in sugar industries for 20 tonnes per hour capacity and the loading conditions are described. Additionally, the advantages of chain drive as compared with other drives are discussed. The chain wear mechanisms found in literature are listed. Abrasive and adhesive wear between pin, bushing, and roller are also discussed.


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Roller conveyor chain, Bucket elevator, material properties