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The fanged elevator bolt is characterized by two sharp teeth that are intended to penetrate the carcass of the elevator belt. Once the teeth penetrate the belt, they help keep the bolt from spinning which easily allows the lock nut to be tightened.
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Standard zinc plated; self colour and stainless options on request.
Along with the various types and sizes of elevator bolts, 4B offers all of the hardware required for each fastener.
For more information on all elevator bolt hardware specifications, see page 5 of our full bolt catalogue by clicking the link below.
Is the installation of fang bolts any different to other elevator bolts?
Fanged bolts are a little more unique than other elevator bolts. Install fanged bolts with fang tips in-line across the
width of the belt. Placing the fangs in such a manner minimizes stresses caused by the flat head going
around the curved pulley. Set the fangs into the belt cover by tapping them with a mallet. Once the bolt is tightened, the
fangs will draw up into the belt and the head will seat properly.
How long of an elevator bolt do I need?
When installing buckets on an elevator belt, use this simple formula:
(belt thickness + bucket back thickness + washer thickness + nut thickness + 1/4 inch)
What grade are 4B elevator bolts?
4B elevator bolts meet or exceed ISO Grade 5.8 / SAE Grade 2 standards. The bolt grade guide below is for bolt diameters of 6mm (1/4") to 12mm (1/2"):
BOLT GRADE GUIDE:
What torque setting should I use?
An ideal installation will result in the elevator bolt head fitting snuggly just below the surface of the belt after tightening (Image B). However, never exceed the maximum recommended torque as shown in the tables below:
MAXIMUM RECOMMENDED TORQUE FOR 4B ELEVATOR BOLTS METRIC ISO GRADE 5.8
MAXIMUM RECOMMENDED TORQUE FOR 4B ELEVATOR BOLTS SAE GRADE 2 OR 302 STAINLESS STEEL
How do you install an elevator bolt?
The head of the elevator bolt should lie against the inside surface of the elevator belt with the nuts and washers on the inside of the elevator bucket. An ideal installation will result in the elevator bolt head fitting snuggly just below the surface of the elevator belt.
Do you have any maintenance recommendations?
After initial installation, it is recommended that the bucket elevator be run for approximately four hours. After which the bolts should be re-tightened to ensure that there are no loose parts. Periodic inspections are always recommended to check for any issues that may occur during the life of the elevator, including checks for loose or damaged elevator bolts.
A range of mechanical splices and fasteners for use on most PVC, rubber and steel web elevator belts.
4B has the world's largest range of elevator buckets. -With over 400 different sizes and styles, 4B has an elevator bucket for any product and any application.
How to measure your elevator bucket.
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4B has a wide range of elevator belting to suit all applications. Belt types include anti-static, abrasion-resistant, high temperature, oil resistant, and flame retardant and steel web belting for the toughest environments. Belts are supplied slit, cut to length and punched to your requirements.
View our NEW Elevator Belting Catalogue here.
At 4B, we have designed hundreds of bucket elevators for all industries, including Animal Feed, Grain Handling, Flour Milling, Malting & Brewing through to Cement, Coal and other heavy industries.
Take advantage of 4B's free, guaranteed worldwide technical support service from a team of engineers specialising in the design and calculation of bucket elevators.. Using your key technical data, our engineers can give you a detailed technical recommendation for the ideal bucket elevator with the ideal capacity and discharge characteristics. We can either design your new bucket elevator or we can help you to increase the capacity of your existing bucket elevator.
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