An elevator conveyor as we call it at NM Heilig is a vertical conveying unit within a bulk handling system or recycling system. The numerous applications for vertical transportation systems can be found in conveying materials in an efficient way to great heights, for instance silos or plants with multiple stories.
Synonyms for an elevator conveyor are, for instance, vertical conveyor, lift conveyor, and bucket elevator.
Depending on the properties of the conveyed streams, the engineers of NM Heilig apply durable materials and select an appropriate configuration. Designing an elevator conveyor that needs to withstand the wear and tear of abrasive materials in heavier industries requires a different approach than when lightweight materials need to be conveyed through a covered system for dust-control. Also the speed and throughput capacity are significant factors in the design.