The Results for Process Optimization of Bulk Material Filling into the Bucket to Minimize Abrasive and Destructive Impacts of the Bucket Edge on the Transported Mass
When a bucket elevator needs to be operated at the lowest possible costs, we need to take the service life of the different components into account as no part is everlasting. We need to employ scientific findings and measurements to set the service life according to relevant maintenance schedules. When a component has an insufficient service life, machine manufacturers may blame the type and strength of materials. However, this need not be the only option how to improve the service life. For example, the shape and inclination of the bucket also influences the service life of the bucket during the operation. The operation of any machine will show, in due time, which components must be replaced and why. However, in the design, the wear may be accelerated in order to avoid faulty designs via the identification of the sites of extreme wear.