As per the bucket elevator working principle, bucket elevators are the Centrifugal bucket elevator and Continuous Bucket Elevator.
Centrifugal Bucket Elevator is the most common and efficient way to convey material. It has been serving efficiently and is used to convey free-flowing/powered bulk solids, such as sugar, grains, animal feed, sand, minerals, aggregates, chemicals, and more. Centrifugal Bucket Elevators as the name suggest operating at high speed throwing the materials out of the buckets into the discharge throat by centrifugal force. The industrial bucket elevators operate at slower speeds than standard duty-type elevators. In Centrifugal Bucket Elevators the Style AA buckets are used, which are widely spaced on a chain or belt, which operate at speed up to 305 FPM for handling the heaviest industrial material up to 1213 pounds per cubic foot.