Scrap Charging Buckets
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 and the main bails are of heavy duty construction for long life which work to ease operations. A spreader beam type auxiliary bail 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 then actuates the door. The door pivots on individual hinge pins that are 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 needs.