Easifit Elevator Bolts

4B Easifit elevator bolts are unique in that they employ a hexagon tip. Special installation tools lock onto the tip, keeping the bolt from spinning as the lock nut is tightened. Fanged or square shoulder designs have to "bite" into the belt to keep from rotating during nut installation. Easifit bolts are especially useful for repair jobs where only the elevator buckets and not the belt are being replaced since they eliminate the problem of elongated bolt holes that can no longer accept the square shoulders of other bolt styles.

Easifit elevator bolt
Product Features: 
  • Steel / Stainless steel 316
  • Shank formed with hexagon tip (easy fastening with special tool)
  • Speeds fitting & removal of bolts
  • Improves elevator safety
  • Reduces belt damage caused by standard elevator bolts
Easifit
Size
(in.)
Head Diameter
(mm)
Max. Torque
(Nm)
Package Quantity
Package Weight
(kgs)
1/4 x 3/425121001.82
1/4 x 125121001.88
1/4 x 1-1/425121002.04
5/16 x 3/430251002.84
5/16 x 130251003.02
5/16 x 1-1/430251003.24
5/16 x 1-1/230251003.48
5/16 x 1-3/430251003.68
3/8 x 132461004.56
3/8 x 1-1/432461004.70
3/8 x 1-1/232461005.10
3/8 x 1-3/432461005.50
3/8 x 232461005.90

Standard zinc plated; self colour and stainless options on request.

Easifit Tools

Easifit elevator bolts require a specialized ratchet.  The ratchet has been designed to grip the hexagon tip, holding the bolt in place place while the nut is tightened. The ratchet is available in either a standard hand model or in a pneumatic air version.  

To see an installation video using the pneumatic air ratchet, click on the 'Videos' tab above.

Elevator Bolt Hardware - Nuts, Washers & Spacers

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.

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FAQ - Elevator Bolts

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:

ISO Grade SAE Grade Min. Tensile Strenghth (psi)
5.8 2 74000
8.8 5 120000
10.9 8 150000


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

Bolt Dia. in. lbs. ft. lbs. nm
M6 72 6 8
M7 115 10 13
M8 168 14 19
M10 336 28 38
M12 588 49 66


MAXIMUM RECOMMENDED TORQUE FOR 4B ELEVATOR BOLTS SAE GRADE 2 OR 302 STAINLESS STEEL

bolt dia. in. lbs. ft. lbs nm
1/4" 72 6 8
5/16" 156 13 18
3/8" 276 23 31
1/2" 684 57 77

 

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.  

Bucket Elevator Design Service

Bucket Elevator Design Service

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Contact Details

Elevator Details

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Elevator Bolts Catalogue

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