Food Grade Plastic Elevator Buckets for Agricultural Use

Food Grade Plastic Elevator Buckets for Agricultural Use

Our Buckets Feature:

  • High resistance to impact, abrasion, and corrosion, complemented by a smooth surface that complies with FDA standards for food safety.
  • Lightweight design that extends the service life of both buckets and belts, thereby reducing the energy costs associated with elevator operation.
  • Exceptional toughness that minimizes material breakage rates, with the added benefits of being non-sparking and reducing the risk of dust explosions.
  • A diverse selection of buckets, offering a variety of styles and sizes to meet different requirements.
  • Superior cost-efficiency compared to traditional cast iron buckets, providing greater value for investment.


Agricultural Buckets

Our agricultural high-strength buckets, with their decades of patented technology and manufacturing expertise, feature a distinctive, refined design on the sides. These innovations lead to numerous benefits, including an enhanced filling capacity, reduced spacing between buckets, improved discharge qualities, extended durability, and superior strength. Thanks to these advancements, while maintaining the primary dimensions of the bucket elevator, the overall efficiency of the machine can be boosted by over 15%.

Materials of Plastic Elevator Bucket: HDPE and NYLON

  1. Operating Temperature and Material Resistance:
    • HDPE: This material is suitable for a broader temperature range, from -50°C to 70°C. It is designed for applications involving grain, fodder, seeds, manure, food, chemicals, sand, salt, and other free-flowing solid objects. The wide temperature range makes HDPE a versatile choice for various environmental conditions. However, it is not suited for very high temperatures or materials that could potentially damage the bucket due to sharp edges or rough textures.
    • NYLON: Nylon is specifically engineered for environments where higher operational temperatures and rougher material handling are prevalent, with a standard operating temperature range from -20°C to 100°C, and it can withstand transient temperatures up to 120°C. This makes it particularly suitable for high-temperature applications and materials with larger bulk density or rough surfaces, such as those found in certain industrial applications. Nylon’s composition offers enhanced durability and wear resistance in dry conditions and at lower temperatures (especially around -20°C), where HDPE might not perform as well.
  2. Application Suitability and Material Characteristics:
    • HDPE: Chosen for its economic advantages, HDPE is ideal for transporting a variety of materials, including those that are lightweight and have a large unit weight. However, it is not recommended for use with materials that are sharp-edged, rough, or could cause significant wear and tear on the bucket. This limitation includes large pellets of finished fodder and paddy, which might damage the bucket over time.
    • NYLON: Due to its resilience and ability to handle rougher and heavier materials, Nylon is better suited for applications where the buckets will be subjected to higher wear conditions, such as in the transportation of materials with higher bulk densities or at elevated temperatures. Its resistance to breaking in dry conditions and at the low end of its temperature range enhances its suitability for more demanding industrial uses.

Here at Jingwei, we can provide elevator buckets in both materials.

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HDPE Elevator Buckets

HDPE, known for its white or orange color, is a versatile material ideally suited for handling a broad range of free-flowing solid objects. This includes grains, fodder, seeds, manure, food products, chemicals, sand, salt, and more. HDPE buckets are recognized for their economical value, providing a cost-effective solution for material handling needs. They operate efficiently within a temperature range of -50°C to 70°C, making them suitable for environments not subjected to extreme heat.


Nylon Elevator Buckets

Nylon buckets, characterized by their off-white or milk white color, are designed for more demanding applications. They excel in environments where the materials being handled have a rough surface, larger bulk density, or are subjected to high temperatures. Nylon’s operating temperature range of -20°C to 100°C, with a transient temperature tolerance up to 120°C, makes it suitable for applications that HDPE cannot withstand.

Uses of Agricultural Plastic Elevator Buckets

Agricultural plastic elevator buckets are an integral part of the grain and feed handling processes in the agricultural sector. Their design and material composition make them especially suited for a wide range of applications, contributing significantly to the efficiency and safety of agricultural operations. Here are some of the primary uses of agricultural plastic elevator buckets:

1. Grain Handling

Plastic elevator buckets are extensively used in the grain handling industry. They are designed to efficiently transport various types of grains, such as wheat, corn, barley, and rice, from one point to another within a facility. Their non-corrosive and durable nature makes them ideal for moving grain without causing damage or loss.

2. Seed Transport

Seeds are delicate and require gentle handling to maintain their viability and germination rates. Plastic elevator buckets offer a smooth and gentle means of transporting seeds between different stages of processing and packaging, reducing the risk of mechanical damage.

3. Feed and Fodder Movement

In the production of animal feed and fodder, ingredients need to be moved and mixed throughout the processing stages. Agricultural plastic elevator buckets are used for transporting these materials, including pellets, meal, and mixed feeds, ensuring that they are handled safely and efficiently.

Why Choose Jingwei’s Elevator Buckets

Choosing Jingwei for your plastic elevator bucket needs is a decision that brings unparalleled benefits to your agricultural or industrial operations. With decades of experience in manufacturing high-quality elevator buckets, Jingwei has established itself as a leader in the industry. Our dedicated factory and skilled workers ensure each bucket meets rigorous standards, tailored to handle various materials efficiently.

At Jingwei, we understand that installing and operating new equipment can be a complex process. That’s why we offer the option to have our professional technical engineers assist with installation at an extra cost. More than just installation, our engineers are committed to training your team on how to operate the complete line, ensuring your operations run smoothly from day one. Alternatively, local contractors can perform the commissioning under the supervision of one of our experienced engineers.

Our equipment is designed to meet a wide range of capacity requirements, from 1 to 100 tons per hour, guaranteeing a solution that fits your specific needs. Jingwei offers complimentary design services, including production construction design drawings, full steel structure drawings and material lists, plant and sectional layout graphs, detailed construction drawings, and diagrams for floor, roof, and wall reserved holes, along with oscillatory coefficients of equipment.

Choosing Jingwei means selecting a partner dedicated to excellence, efficiency, and exceptional customer support. Let us help elevate your operations with our premium plastic elevator buckets and expert services