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10.12.2012 Getting the best out of steel elevator buckets

4B Braime Elevator Components, Leeds, UK, has invested in tooling to increase the capacities of its popular STARCO steel elevator buckets. As a result, all of the company’s STARCO steel buckets are now said to have the same or greater capacities than comparable buckets available from competitive suppliers.
The STARCO bucket was originally invented by 4B Braime’s French subsidiary, SETEM, in the 1980s and was the first low-profile elevator bucket to use centrifugal discharge on a parabolic elevator head to achieve much higher capacities on a given elevator leg. As such the STARCO bucket, which has been engineered to provide perfect fill and discharge for a wide range of products, has revolutionised the elevator buckets market. It operates efficiently at a wide speed range up to 4.55m/s. 4B Braime states that the STARCO bucket has been copied by a number of competitors, with varying results.
In a range of tests that 4B has carried out to compare its own 4B STARCO buckets with competitive designs, the company reports that lots of buckets actually have a lower capacity than what is claimed on paper; also the quality of the buckets can be very variable depending on the production process and the grade of steel used. On request, 4B can provide test results and field evidence to show the differences between different models.




Genuine STARCO steel elevator bucket from 4B Braime

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