Bucket Elevators

Bucket elevators are used by a wide range of industries for the vertical conveying of all kinds of bulk materials. Given the often highly abrasive nature of the conveyed product, which may be coarse or fine-grained in size and in some cases even hot in temperature, it is vital to have a conveyor system that has been specifically designed for the job in hand. The THIELE range of high-performance bucket elevator chains are specially designed for applications of this kind. These assemblies can be used as single-strand/centre chain systems or as double-strand systems.

Product characteristics

  • long chain operating life
  • high chain tensile forces to 2000 kN
  • sealed chain joint
  • optimised joint surface pressure
  • suitable for temperatures of up to 400 °C
  • designed to match existing bucket conveyor systems
  • extended maintenance intervals


  • Cement
  • Steel
  • Fertilisers
  • Biomass
  • Chemicals
  • Recycling
  • Building materials
  • Foodstuffs
  • Natural resources
  • Environment engineering

Product designs


THIELE‘s own drop forging plant stands guarantee for constant product quality with the ‚Made in Germany‘ label.

Our WG-Bucket Elevator Chains are forged in-house!

  • Chain joint is protected by labyrinth seals
  • Labyrinth seals are also used on the push-fit bucket plates
  • Each labyrinth is filled with high-performance lubricant
  • Overall support width is increased by load-bearing, forged inner and outer links
  • Accurately machined contact faces with the chain wheel ensure a uniform contact/wear pattern
  • The bucket plate sits within the profile of the inner link
  • Link-joint surface pressure is reduced by increasing the contact ratio of the pin in the bucket link
  • Push-on bucket plates makes the system reversible

With us, every system will find the right bucket

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