Phillips Products

Scrap Charging Buckets

scrap charging bucket

Phillips Scrap Charging Buckets - for top loading of electric arc furnaces - are designed for an even spread of scrap over the bed of the furnace. Constructed of heavy steel plate, bars and rolled shapes. Bottom doors, fabricated of dished plate are waffled for added strength and allow the bucket to sit on the floor without special auxiliary supports. Cylinder body of rolled plate is welded inside and out. Main bails are of heavy duty construction or for long life - ease of operation. A spreader beam type auxiliary bail and guides, keep the door operating cables from wearing against the bucket.

For loading bucket, the main bail swings aside to provide a clear top opening. The bucket is then positioned over the furnace. The primary crane hook is engaged in the main bail, and the auxiliary crane hook is engaged in the auxiliary bail. The auxiliary hook lifts the auxiliary bail which actuates the door. The door pivots on individual hinge pins - linked together to synchronize opening, closing, and locking of doors.

Buckets are also available with loose "ladle type" main bails and separate auxiliary bails. Other bail configurations, such as main bail trunnions located on the same centerline as the door hinges, are available to suit your individual conditions.

scrap charging bucket

The Phillips Bottom Discharge Box provides complete versatility in operation. While it is primarily carried by overhead crane when engaged in the bail opening, the box can also be carried by fork lift trucks with the insertion of forks into the fork pocket tunnels beneath the doors. In the carrying and lifting mode, the doors are held up and locked to prevent inadvertent discharge. When straddled across a bin and seated on its horizontal leg extensions, this box assures complete control of discharge by the rate at which the operator lowers the crane hook. Welded of heavy plate and structurals, this box can be designed to your exact requirements of size and capacity of both load weight and volume.

Contact Phillips Products for more information.

Irwin Car & Equipment
9953 Broadway P.O. Box 409
Irwin, PA 15642
Phone: 724-864-8900 / Fax: 724-864-8909 /