Material and Grain Handling Equipment


Grain HandlingEvery commercial material handling operation is unique.

That’s why Chief goes the extra mile to offer maximum flexibility with a wide selection of bucket elevators, conveyors and accessories to meet your needs. 

For optimum longevity, Chief offers galvanised material handling systems to withstand the most corrosive conditions. All components feature rugged construction and are designed for easy maintenance.

Chief’s staff of engineers are dedicated to continually seeking ways to increase the capacity, efficiency and longevity of our material handling systems. To assure ease of installation, Chief trunking systems are precision aligned and test fit at our factory.

Behind every Chief material handling system is our company’s 50-plus year tradition of excellence in engineering, manufacturing and customer service.

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[content] => <h2>Chief horizontal conveyors offer maximum flexibility!</h2> <p>Chief offers chain and flight conveyors with capacities ranging from 40 T.P.H. for agricultural applications duties up to 600 T.P.H. for Commercial and Industrial applications based on dry cereals.</p> <p>Suitable for all cereals and similar granular products, meals and pellets.</p> <h3>Drive End</h3> <p>The drive end is manufactured from hot dipped galvanised sheet steel and reinforced to provide an extremely robust construction. Inner spacing bars ensure rigidity. To ensure chain cleaning and to prevent dragging of the product beyond the final outlet, the drive end is fitted with a cleaning system made of a high density polizene scraper (except for the 320 series). This system is coupled with a scraper for the cleaning of the drive sprocket, when a drop forged scraper chain is used. These devices ensure reliable operation of the machine and efficient conveying of the product.</p> <hr /> <h3>Tail End</h3> <p>The Tail end is built with hot dipped galvanised shaped sheet steel and strengthened with plates to provide an extremely robust structure. Inner spacing bars ensure notable resistance to the working stress of the machine. The tail end is supplied with a chain tensioning system made with two slides supporting the shaft and return gear. Adjustment is made by two screw turnbuckles.</p> <h3>Capacity Choke Protection</h3> <p>In case of clogging, the product lifts two blades connected to a cam. This cam activates a microswitch which stops the conveyor. This system also prevents access to the machine head while the conveyor is operating.</p> <h3>Motors</h3> <p>The Chief Chain Conveyors come as standard with 3 phase 380/420 volt 50hz direct coupled geared motor drive (15.0kW drives and over require soft start facility) but can also be supplied with a transmission. The motor can be handed either to the left or to the right for flexible installation.</p> <h3>Casing</h3> <p>The casing is of hot dipped galvanised and available in lengths of 0.5m to the maximum of 3.0m. The whole range can also be supplied with angled casings up to 150. Casings are available in the following forms:</p> <h2>Accessories:</h2> <h3>Outlet Slides</h3> <p>Available as in-line or transverse type depending on application, with either hand operated, geared motor unit, or electro-pneumatic operation, complete with limit switches.</p> <h3>Inlet Hoppers</h3> <p>A range of Inlet options are available including single/double side inlets and metered inlets depending on application.</p> <h3>Outlet Hoppers</h3> <p>A range of square and round outlet options are available depending on application.</p> <h3>Rotation Sensors</h3> <p>Rotation Sensors come complete with IP67 rated proximity switch.</p> <p>Other accessories available:</p> <ul> <li>Level Sensors</li> <li>• Cupped flights for recycling</li> <li>• Brush for intermediate outlets</li> <li>• Food quality polyethelene bases.</li> </ul> <h3> </h3> <p><span style="font-size: 1.1rem;"> </span></p> <table style="width: 100%; border: 0px none;" border="0" cellpadding="10" align="center"> <tbody> <tr align="center"> <td style="width: 33%; border: 1px none;" align="center" valign="top"> </td> <td style="width: 33%; border: 1px none;" align="center" valign="top"> </td> <td style="width: 33%; border: 1px none;" align="center" valign="top"><br /><br /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> [richtext] => 1 [template] => 38 [menuindex] => 5 [searchable] => 1 [cacheable] => 1 [createdby] => 3 [createdon] => 1473446435 [editedby] => 1 [editedon] => 1507839411 [deleted] => 0 [deletedon] => 0 [deletedby] => 0 [publishedon] => 1427290980 [publishedby] => 2 [menutitle] => Chief Grain Handling Chain & Flight Conveyors [donthit] => 0 [privateweb] => 0 [privatemgr] => 0 [content_dispo] => 0 [hidemenu] => 0 [class_key] => modDocument [context_key] => UK [content_type] => 1 [uri] => products/grain-handling/conveyors.html [uri_override] => 0 [hide_children_in_tree] => 0 [show_in_tree] => 1 [properties] => Array ( [stercseo] => Array ( [index] => 1 [follow] => 1 [sitemap] => 1 [priority] => 0.5 [changefreq] => [urls] => ) ) [tv.CHA-SectionImage] => assets/site/images/Agri/ProductImages/GrainHandling/Conveyors/cover-material3-flat.jpg [idx] => 1 [link] => ) Array ( [id] => 889 [type] => document [contentType] => text/html [pagetitle] => Chief Range of Belt & Bucket Elevators [longtitle] => Chief Range of Belt & Bucket Elevators [description] => Chief bucket elevators are built to last and are easy to maintain. 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Belt pulleys are fabricated from heavy gauge steel and convex in shape to help self-centering of the belt., lagged pulleys available at extra cost. Adjustment is provided for the pulley, shaft and bearings assembly.</p> <p>Standard drive has shaft mounted gearbox with internal backstop and can be handed left or right to the elevator head depending on customer requirements.</p> <p>Outlet adaptors and vertical explosion vents can be supplied as required.</p> <h4>Boot</h4> <p>Also manufactured from hot dipped galvanised heavy gauge sheet steel. The boot includes two large clean-out hatches. Belt adjustment is achieved by external screw tensioned slides, gravity tension available at additional cost. The standard inlet hopper fitted to the up leg is at either 45 0 or 55 0, with optional second inlet on the down leg, and is fitted with abrasion resistant liner. Caged pulleys can be supplied at additional cost.</p> <h4>Leg Casing</h4> <p>Bolted construction, manufactured from heavy gauge hot dipped galvanised sheet steel. Each length is bolted together using a spacer for easy alignment and erection, and also provides greater rigidity. An inspection door is included with the elevator and can be open on two sides allowing easy access for maintenance etc. Aspiration points can be fitted at additional cost.</p> <h4>Buckets</h4> <p>The standard buckets are manufactured from pressed steel and specially designed to guarantee high capacity and total emptying of the product. As an option the Chief range of Elevators can be fitted with buckets manufactured from high-density polyethylene or stainless steel, depending on customer requirements and product to be handled.</p> <h4>Belts</h4> <p>The standard belt supplied is a weatherproof oil-resistant belt, suitable for most cereals and oily seeds and fitted with a bar clamp for site joining. Special food quality belts can be supplied depending on customer requirements and product to be handled.</p> <hr /> <h2> </h2> <h2>Accessories:</h2> <h4>Rotation Detector</h4> <p>This system is mounted on the elevators boot. In the event of the belt slipping or breaking, the change in speed is signalled by a sensor which automatically shuts the elevator down. ATEX specification available at extra cost.</p> <h4>Belt Alignment System</h4> <p>Comprises of four belt alignment sensors - two on the head of the elevator and two on the boot of the elevator. Each consists of an anti-wear disc, support with spring and a microswitch. If the belt becomes mis-aligned, it comes into contact with the anti-wear disc, which activates the microswitch, shutting the elevator down. 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