Phillips scrap and bottom disCHARGe Bucket (AUXILLIARY HOOK)

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. A spreader beam type auxiliary bail guides and keeps 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 doors. The doors pivot 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

Scrap and Bottom Discharge (without an auxilliary hook)

The Phillips Bottom Discharge Box provides complete versatility in operation. While they are primarily carried by overhead cranes they can also be carried by fork lifts using bail fork pockets. In the carrying and lifting mode, the doors are held up and locked to prevent inadvertent discharge. When straddled across a bin or furnace and seated on its horizontal leg extensions, this bucket assures complete control of discharge by the rate at which the operator lowers the crane hook. Welded of heavy plate and structural members, this box can be designed to your exact requirements of size and capacity of both load weight and volume. These bucket/boxes can be made square, rectangular or cylinder shaped. Click on photos for larger images.

Our Buckets are made to last in the most demanding environments.