15. Recommended sprocket sizes

Table 15.1

Conveyors

Normal Range of Sprocket teeth

Slat, bar, steel apron, wire mesh and similar conveyors

8-12

Soft fruit and similar conveyors

8-12

Cask, package and similar elevators

8-12

Swing Tray Elevators

16-24

Ore feeders conveyors

6.8

Scraper conveyors

8-12

 

Bucket Elevators (spaced Bucket)

Head

Boot

Deflector

High Speed Vertical Twin or single chains

14-28

10-20

-

Medium speed Inclined twin or single conveyors

14-28

10-20

-

Slow speed positive discharge elevators

12-24

8-16

9-11

 

Bucket Elevators (Continuous Bucket)

Medium speed vertical or inclined Twin or single chains

8-16

8-16

-

Slow speed vertical or inclined Twin or single chains

6-14

6-14

-