Mid-Size Bucket Elevator features 495 in.³ capacity.

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With open construction to facilitate maintenance and cleaning, Elecon(TM) Bucket Conveyor and Elevator System features chain and wedge shaped cantilevered bucket design that comes together and overlaps at load or fill station. Rack and pinion system ensures full discharge with 360° bucket rotation on selection and quick return to upright position. System can convey material vertically, horizontally, or any direction up to 180°, without transferring load being conveyed.

Original Press Release:

New Larger Capacity 'Mid-Size' Elecon(TM) Bucket Elevator From Gough Econ Provides Better Throughput and Expansion of Material Handling Solutions From Process to Packaging

CHARLOTTE, N.C.- A mid-size Elecon(TM) Bucket Conveyor and Elevator System from Gough Econ, Inc. of Charlotte, N. C. has been introduced with a larger capacity bucket design for higher throughput and applications beyond typical dry bulk material handling.

With an increased bucket capacity of 495 in3, the new Gough Elecon(TM) mid-range bucket elevator offers more than twice the capacity of the original Elecon(TM) system.
"The new and additional capacity expands this unit's capability to not only process applications where our customers traditionally are familiar with this product but now also allows for its placement in typical higher volumetric capacity packaging system applications," noted David Risley, President and CEO of Gough Econ, Inc.

Go Anywhere Conveyor

Like the other Gough Elecon(TM) bucket conveyors in the line, the new mid-size multi-axis Go Anywhere Conveyor, has a patented chain and wedge shaped cantilevered bucket design that come together and overlap at the load or fill station. The patented rack and pinion system assures full discharge with a 360o bucket rotation on selection and quick return to the upright position for maximum flexibility.

The mid-size Elecon(TM) can convey material in three different directions: vertically, horizontally or any direction up to 180o. This is done without having to transfer the load being conveyed which makes it one of the world's most flexible systems of its kind. It also lets users fit the conveyor within their production facility instead of modifying their facility to accommodate the material handling system.

"What we offer is a much simpler system with fewer pieces of equipment," noted Andy Leitch, Vice President of Sales for Gough Econ. "It lets users free up critical floor space since much of the movement can be designed to occur overhead. Because it's so flexible, the Gough Elecon(TM) system can virtually handle unlimited circuit designs and configurations."

Applications in the food industry include handling items such as cereal, coffee/tea, confectionary, pasta, pet food, salt/spices and snack products. Industrial
applications range from handling catalyst to chemicals, fertilizer, metal powders, carbon black, battery powders, coal, sand and coin blanks.

Mid-Size Gough Elecon(TM) Details

Like the other Gough Elecon(TM) bucket elevators, the new mid-size unit consists
of a heavy-duty proprietary tri-planar chain, a tubular track, and a vertical drive plate for power transfer and chain tension. The chain is constructed of investment cast PIAD alloy links and cruciforms and sealed roller bearings. The chains are assembled individually at Gough Econ's manufacturing facility to meet precise specifications and to assure high reliability and durability. The chain's wash through design and PIAD non-corrosive alloy components meet food sanitation requirements.
Multiple cover panel options are available to meet a customer's specific needs.

Made of folded steel, the panels can be enclosed with steel or Lexan panels or they can be left open with the tubes exposed. Open construction allows for easier cleaning and maintenance whereas the two enclosed cases are appropriate for safety applications or to maintain a controlled environment.

Beside the new mid-size unit, other bucket configurations available from Gough Econ include the standard Elecon(TM), the more specialist Pasta bucket that is most suitable for all pasta long goods, and the Max-Elecon. The bucket configuration required depends on the throughput and the type of product being conveyed. The Elecon(TM) family of buckets has capacities ranging from 222 in3 for small capacity units up to 3,456 in3 (1.5 ft3 for the Max Elecon.

About Gough Econ

Gough Econ was established in 1974 in the United States as a subsidiary for a
UK company founded in 1940. Today, Gough Econ's operations are locally owned with headquarters in Charlotte, N.C. where the design, manufacturing and administrative functions take place.

The company specializes in the design and manufacture of a range of standard and special engineered material handling systems that move and protect the customer's
product. Gough Econ also provides a variety of technical services including product
testing, product engineering, control systems and installation management.

Beside the Gough Elecon(TM) in-line bucket elevators, Gough Econ markets other
products including the Econ-O-Lift(TM) and Swinglink(TM) in line bucket elevators, vibratory screeners and conveyors, belt conveyors, hoppers, tote dumpers, vibratory feeders, bulk bag handling equipment and storage conveyors.

For more information on the new Gough Elecon(TM) mid-size bucket conveyor, other bucket conveyors in the line or other products, services or capabilities, contact Gough Econ at P.O. Box 668583, Charlotte, N.C. 28266- 8583. Telephone is 1-800-264-6844; FAX (704) 392-8706 and e- mail sales@goughecon.com. Gough Econ can also be found on the web at www.goughecon.com.

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