Equipment Category: Bucket & Incline Conveyors

Bucket Elevator

BUCKET ELEVATOR

HIGH VOLUME, VERTICAL CONVEYING

Gently elevate your raw product to the next step in your process with minimal product waste on a dependable elevator conveyor.

Start Your Custom Design

WHY THE BUCKET ELEVATOR?

A time-trusted, long-lasting conveying solution that vertically lifts high volumes of product to the key processes on your food processing line in a small footprint. Take your production to new heights with the Bucket Elevator.

  • FLEXIBLE CONFIGURATIONS

    Available in a range of capacities, configurations, frames, and bucket types and sizes to fit your application.
  • OPTIMAL PRODUCT HANDLING

    Overlapping buckets contain product during transport, ensuring no degradation, breakage, or spillage and maintaining blend integrity.
  • TRUSTY OPERATION

    We have over 60 years of experience manufacturing food processing bucket elevators that have long, low-maintenance service lives.

Product Features

The Bucket Elevator conveyor elevates your product to the next step in your food processing line in a tight footprint. Its overlapping V-style buckets securely contain product and gently convey it without breakage or loss. A variety of configurations, capacities, discharge points, and bucket options ensure the Bucket Elevator can be customized specifically to your application and process.
  • Horizontal, S, C or Z-shape configurations
  • Available with multiple discharges for additional layout flexibility
  • Capacity ranging from 135-3780 cubic feet per hour
  • Easy access buckets with quick, tool-less changeouts

Equipment Information

View CAD Drawing

Download Spec Sheet

Specs

Key details to help you decide if the Bucket Elevator is right for your operation.

Horizontal, S, C or Z-shape configurations

V-style overlapping buckets

Buckets:
Polycarbonate, polyethylene, stainless steel

Chains:
Mild steel standard, stainless and Hydro-Service optional

Flow rates:
135-3780 cubic feet per hour

Bucket Widths:
6-48” (152-1219 mm)

Height:
width and application dependent

Electrical:
460/230V 60 Hz 3Phase

Options

Additional equipment options to customize the Bucket Elevator precisely to your application.

  • Open tubular or closed casing frames
  • Stainless or mild steel construction
  • Low, Medium, and High Capacity models
  • Positive controls
  • Multiple discharges
  • Buckets: standard, ribbed, color, metal-detectable
  • Options: CIP system, slide-out catch pans

Service & Parts

Our expert project managers and technical service teams work hand-in-hand with you to find the solutions you need, quickly and efficiently, so you can stay up and running.

  • Installation with onsite cutting and welding to get your operation up and running fast
  • Electrical capabilities to integrate the line
  • Training programs give your operators the know-how to keep it running
  • Contact technical service via phone, email, and emergency support available 24/7
  • Get equipment tuning, belting repair and replacement handled by experienced technicians right at your facility 

COMMON FOOD INDUSTRIES

Whether your product is raw, dusty, wrapped or not, the Bucket Elevator can lift it throughout your processing line. Don’t see your products? We have decades of experience throughout the food industry – contact us for your custom configuration.

SANITARY DESIGN

We put sanitation and food safety at the forefront of our designs. The Bucket Elevator is designed for accessibility and product safety, in line with food processing equipment standards.
  • From stainless steel construction to open frames to options to help easily access, clean, and validate.

RELATED EQUIPMENT

REQUEST A CONFIGURATION

Ready to get started on your configuration? Contact us to customize the Bucket Elevator to your application, layout, and processes.

Contact Us

Continue reading

PURlift

PURLIFT

POSITIVE DRIVE, VERTICAL LIFT CONVEYOR – NOT JUST FOR DOUGH

Lift a variety of products to the next step in your process with minimal product waste in a compact footprint.

Start Your Custom Design

WHY PURLIFT?

The PURlift is a dual “sandwich” lift conveyor that vertically lifts product to connect the key processes on your food processing line in a compact footprint with no waste. Elevate your processing with the PURlift.

  • OPTIMAL PRODUCT INTEGRITY

    Self-tracking positive drive belt and belt scrapers ensure consistent flow and no product waste, even on sticky products like dough, peanut butter, or meat. Quickly adjust the pivot point to accommodate multiple products.

  • TRUSTY OPERATION

    Automatic infeed, pneumatic belt tensioning, and adjustable belt hold mean dependable, efficient, and quiet operation.

  • SANITARY & MAINTENANCE FRIENDLY

    Featuring an open-frame design, easy access components, and tool-less belting adjustments and changeouts make maintenance and sanitation quick yet thorough.

Product Features

The PURlift positive drive vertical lift conveyor fits in tight spaces where you need to elevate your food processing line. Its positive drive system and self-tracking belt keep your product and operation moving. Sanitation is more efficient with caster footing to move on and off the line quickly, and a pneumatic belt tensioning system doubles as a quick release take up. 

Historically known as a dough elevator, we’ve optimized the PURlift for a range of manipulative, consistent products such as peanut butter, meat, and even green beans.

  • Lift product up to 90 degrees vertical between double “sandwiched” conveyor belts

  • Automatic infeed keeps product moving without delay

  • Positive drive, self-tracking belt system

  • Pneumatic belt tensioning

  • Food-grade sanitary design with open frame and belt lifts for tool-less washdowns

Equipment Information

View CAD Drawing

Download Spec Sheet

Specs

Key details to help you decide if the PURlift is right for your operation.

Positive drive belt system

Pneumatic, quick release belt tensioning

Automatic infeed

Tool-less belt scrappers

Adjustable belt hold/pivot points

Infeed safety guarding

Width
up to 48” (1219 mm) standard

Height
up to 28’ (8.5 m)

Electrical
230/460/575 volt

Options

Additional equipment options to customize the PURlift precisely to your application. 

  • Controls packages available

Service & Parts

Our expert project managers and technical service teams work hand-in-hand with you to find the solutions you need, quickly and efficiently, so you can stay up and running.

  • Installation with onsite cutting and welding to get your operation up and running fast
  • Electrical capabilities to integrate the line
  • Training programs give your operators the know-how to keep it running
  • Contact technical service via phone, email, and emergency support available 24/7
  • Get equipment tuning, belting repair and replacement handled by experienced technicians right at your facility 

COMMON FOOD INDUSTRIES

Whether your product is wet, sticky or loose the PURlift conveys and elevates it throughout your processing line. Don’t see your products? We have decades of experience throughout the food industry – contact us for your custom configuration.

SANITARY DESIGN

We put sanitation and food safety at the forefront of our designs. The PURlift is designed for maximum accessibility and ease of washdown, in line with food processing equipment standards.

RELATED EQUIPMENT

REQUEST A CONFIGURATION

Contact us to customize the PURlift to your application, layout, and processes.

Contact Us

Continue reading

Eleveyor

ELEVEYOR

ELEVATE PRODUCTION TO NEW HEIGHTS

Seamlessly elevate your product to the next step in your process with minimal product waste on a clean, dependable incline belt conveyor.

Start Your Custom Design

WHY ELEVEYOR?

The Eleveyor connects the key processes on your food processing line, elevating product to equipment like mix/blend systems, scales and packaging, or a mezzanine, in a minimal footprint. Take your production to new heights with the Eleveyor.

  • FLEXIBLE CONFIGURATIONS

    Available in horizontal, incline and
    Z-shape configurations to fit your application. Adjustable side guides allow for multiple product sizes and shapes.

  • TRUSTY OPERATION

    Positive drive system and self-tracking belts keep production running safely, consistently, and without product loss.

  • SANITARY & MAINTENANCE FRIENDLY

    Featuring an open-frame design, easy pivoting side guides and belt lifts for tool-less washdowns.

Product Features

The Eleveyor incline belt conveyor fits in tight spaces where you need to elevate your food processing line. Its positive drive system and self-tracking belt keep your product and operation moving. A variety of configurations and belt options ensure the Eleveyor can be customized specifically to your application and process. It’s designed for quick, yet thorough washdowns and simple maintenance.

  • Horizontal, incline and S or Z-shape (gooseneck) configurations

  • Custom dimensions precisely for your application

  • Positive drive, self-tracking belt system

  • Adjustable and easy pivot side guides

  • Food-grade sanitary design with open frame and belt lifts for tool-less washdowns

Equipment Information

View CAD Drawing

Download Spec Sheet

Specs

Key details to help you decide if the Eleveyor is right for your operation.

Positive drive system

.25” stainless steel construction

Adjustable, folding side guards

Quick release or threaded take ups

Angle 
5 to 90 degrees

Max Speed
150 FPM

Width
up to 72” standard

Height
application dependent

Electrical
230/460/575 volt

Options

Additional equipment options to customize the Eleveyor precisely to your application. 

  • Horizontal, incline and S or Z-shape (gooseneck) configurations
  • Washdown or RTE sanitation levels
  • Belts: positive drive; thermoplastic (TPE, TPU); modular; straight, angled or scoop cleats; corrugated sidewalls 
  • Manual hand crank crumb catch
  • Belt return side CIP Sprayers
  • Accessories/complementary: catch/drip pans, infeed hopper, discharge chute

Service & Parts

Our expert project managers and technical service teams work hand-in-hand with you to find the solutions you need, quickly and efficiently, so you can stay up and running.

  • Installation with onsite cutting and welding to get your operation up and running fast
  • Electrical capabilities to integrate the line
  • Training programs give your operators the know-how to keep it running
  • Contact technical service via phone, email, and emergency support available 24/7
  • Get equipment tuning, belting repair and replacement handled by experienced technicians right at your facility

COMMON FOOD INDUSTRIES

Whether your product is sticky, dusty, wrapped or not, the Eleveyor can convey and elevate it throughout your processing line. Don’t see your products? We have decades of experience throughout the food industry – contact us for your custom configuration.

SANITARY DESIGN

We put sanitation and food safety at the forefront of our designs. The Eleveyor is designed for maximum accessibility and ease of washdown, in line with food processing equipment standards.
  • From stainless steel construction to open frames to options to help easily access, clean, and validate.

RELATED EQUIPMENT

REQUEST A CONFIGURATION

Ready to get started on your configuration? Contact us to customize the Eleveyor to your application, layout, and processes.

Contact Us

Continue reading

© 2022 PFI. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. | Privacy Policy | Terms and Conditions