Bucket Elevators

Orthman Conveying Systems (OCS) started in 2003 in Lexington, NE as a bolt on company to Orthman Manufacturing Inc


Elavate bulk solids and flowing powders to new heights with Orthman Systems

Orthman’s line of bucket elevators are designed to move flowing powders or bulk solids vertically with total reliability and precision. Orthman bucket elevators use an endless belt or chain with a series of specialized buckets or cups attached to it. From bulk material spread into an inlet hopper, the bucket elevator scoops it up and then lifts it up and over the head sprocket or pulley into a discharge throat.

Orthman industrial bucket elevators are made in a variety of shapes, weights and sizes, all utilizing centrifugal buckets or continuous buckets.

Precision-Engineered Bucket Elevators with Stainless Steel Access

Orthman's range of bucket elevators is precision-engineered to transport flowing powders or bulk solids vertically with unmatched reliability. Built for gentle handling to minimize product degradation, our elevators are designed with a series of specialized buckets attached to either an endless belt or chain.

Starting from the material loaded into an inlet hopper, the bucket elevator consistently scoops and conveys it up and over the head sprocket or pulley, leading to a smooth discharge through a dedicated throat.

Enhanced with stainless steel components and access doors for easy maintenance, Orthman elevators cater to various industrial requirements. They are available in different shapes, weights, and sizes, allowing you to choose between centrifugal buckets or continuous buckets to match your specific needs.



For the efficient movement of free-flowing, bulk materials like grains, animal feed, sand, and more, our centrifugal bucket elevators stand out. Made from high-quality stainless steel, they’re designed to swiftly elevate materials. Operating at high speeds, the centrifugal force precisely throws the materials from the buckets into the discharge elevators.


When gentle handling is most important, especially for fragile materials, our continuous bucket elevators are the top choice. Ideal for light, fluffy materials where aeration must be minimized, they operate at slower speeds with continuous bucket placement. This design utilizes the force of gravity for discharge, allowing materials to flow smoothly onto the inverted front of the following bucket. The buckets then guide the material seamlessly into the discharge throat.

To ensure ease of access and maintenance, both types of elevators are built with stainless steel access and inspection doors. At Orthman, we understand that every bulk material handling situation is unique. Therefore, we offer a wide range of elevator designs to meet your specific requirements. Selection depends largely on the capacity needed and the characteristics of the material in question.



With our extensive rep network across the country we are able to supply customer service that is second to none