Bucket elevators have been deemed effective in vertical transport of diverse bulk materials for decades. Bucket elevators have set the norm for efficient and reliable material handling solutions, with several manufacturers having established facilities across lucrative regions such as North America. On-site field support and application-specific service offerings are key customer attention attracting methods being employed by leading stakeholders in the bucket elevators market.
Requirement-specific service offerings for emergency situations point at complete reliance of customers on manufacturers at critical uptimes. Manufacturers of bucket elevators are focusing on developing products that are designed to handle various bulk materials, and are precision manufactured for catering custom application needs. Centrifugal and continuous bucket elevators are one of the most popular variants in the market, which feature belt carrier line or chain drive for constant and smooth operations.
Belt bucket elevators have witnessed consistent evolution in recent years, enabling greatest possible conveying capacity with maximum center distances. However, chain bucket elevators are in relatively higher demand as preferred conveying systems for transporting coarse-grained materials and hot bulk materials. Additionally, heavy-duty bucket elevators are being developed by prominent manufacturers in a bid to enable maximum conveying capability and heights. Demand for heavy-duty bucket elevators as suitable recirculation units to back high-pressure roller mills, will continue to be a key trend influencing growth of the bucket elevators market.
Bucket Elevators Market: Definition and Introduction
Bucket elevators are one of the most effective solution to move essential materials or components in certain applications. Also known as grain leg, construction of bucket elevator mainly includes bucket, a belt, and accessories for pickup material, among others. It vertically conveys bulk material, wherein materials move using bucket attached to a rotating bucket or chain. Exceptional characteristics of the elevator includes relatively high tensile strength & fatigue resistance, huge transporting capacity, and better speed operation, easily connecting-disconnecting, reduced chain elongation and superior wear resistance, many more. Various kinds of light, heavy and abrasive materials can be transferred by using bucket elevator.
There are three main type of bucket elevators available in the market – centrifugal, continuous and positive discharge elevator. In centrifugal discharge elevator, buckets discharge product by using centrifugal force, which is mainly applied in agricultural applications. Continuous discharge elevator is applied for the sluggish product while the positive discharge elevator is used usually for food grade applications. Moreover, bucket elevators have wide application portfolio across various industries, such as building & construction, metallurgy, pharmaceutical, food and agricultural, glass, chemical ceramic and many more.
Bucket Elevators Market: Dynamics
Rising industrialization across emerging countries mainly drive the global bucket elevators market. The increasing demand from the agricultural, chemical and the mining industries, along with growing output growth from the same has been contributing to the growth of the bucket elevators market and is anticipated to continue influence throughout the forecast period. The equipment are relatively smaller in size and chain travels faster (more than 80 m/min), often proving to be significantly effective in solution providing.
At the time of operation, if bucket elevator chain breaks, the quick reinstallation is difficult and required relatively more time to remove broken chain along with higher repair cost, which is one of the key challenges faced by end-users.
Bucket Elevators Market: Segmentation
Global bucket elevator market is segmented on the basis of classification, by capacity, by application or end users and by regions as mentioned below.
On the basis of type, global bucket elevator market is segmented as listed below:
- Centrifugal discharge elevator
- Continuous discharge elevator
- Positive discharge elevator
On the basis of capacity, global bucket elevator market is segmented as listed below:
- < 1 ton/hr
- 1 ton/hr - 100ton/hr
- 100 ton/hr -250 ton/hr
- 250 ton/hr - 400 ton/hr
- 400 ton/hr - 650 ton/hr
- 650 ton/hr - 800 ton/hr
- >1000 ton/hr
On the basis of applications or end use, global bucket elevator market is segmented as listed below:
- Agriculture Industry
- Power Plant
- Pulp and Paper Mills
- Steel Production Plant
- Lime, Cement, and Other Mining Industries
- Food Industries
- Other Industrial
Bucket Elevators Market: Regional Outlook
Based on regions, the global bucket elevator market is segmented into seven key regions. North America is expected to hold significant position in the global market owing to demand for high efficiency systems from across various industries. Western Europe is expected to provide sustainable growth opportunities while Asia Pacific is tipped to be high growth market over the forecast period. Due to rapid industrialization and rising population, China, and India are estimated to rapidly expand their share in global bucket elevator market by the end of 2028. New construction and installation of Greenfield plants/ operations in the Middle East region, i.e. in places such as Saudi Arabia, Jeddah, Dubai and many other may positively impact the market in the MEA region. The rising economy and penetration of new technologies are anticipated to facilitate the bucket elevator market growth over the forecast period globally.
Bucket Elevators Market: Key Players
The global bucket elevators market can be identified by participation of large number of small-medium scale players, contributing to significant share to their respective regional markets. Some of the participants identified across the value chain of global bucket elevators market are mentioned below:
- Sukup Manufacturing Co.
- KWS Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
- Mahindra Tsubaki Conveyor Systems
- Mark & Wedell
- Chaoyang Heavy Machinery Manufacturing Co.
- Satake Corporation
- Beumer Group
- FEECO International
- NERAK systems
- FLENDER AG, and others
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