Easifit Elevator Bolts

         
 

4B Easifit elevator bolts are unique in that they employ a hexagon tip. Special installation tools lock onto the tip, keeping the bolt from spinning as the lock nut is tightened.  Fanged or square shoulder designs have to "bite" into the belt to keep from rotating during nut installation.  Easifit bolts are especially useful for repair jobs where only the elevator buckets and not the belt are being replaced since they eliminate the problem of elongated bolt holes that can no longer accept the square shoulders of other bolt styles.

 

Easifit Elevator Bolt

 

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Material:

   
  Zinc Plated Steel or Stainless Steel (316)    
       
 

Features:

   
 

• Unique Hexagon Tip Design Eliminates Spinning

   
 

• Ideal for New Bucket Replacement on Existing Belt

   
 

• Reduces Belt Damage - No Square Shoulders or Fangs

   
       
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Size
(in.)
Head Diameter Ø
(in.)
Max. Torque
(ft. lbs.)
Package Quantity Package Weight
(lbs.)
1/4 x 3/4* 1 6 100 3.00
1/4 x 1* 1 6 100 3.20
1/4 x 1-1/4* 1 6 100 3.95
1/4 x 1-1/2* 1 6 100 4.70
5/16 x 3/4* 1-3/16 13 100 5.00
5/16 x 1* 1-3/16 13 100 5.25
5/16 x 1-1/4* 1-3/16 13 100 5.75
5/16 x 1-1/2* 1-3/16 13 100 6.20
5/16 x 1-3/4* 1-3/16 13 100 6.65
3/8 x 1* 1-1/4 23 100 8.00
3/8 x 1-1/4* 1-1/4 23 100 8.30
3/8 x 1-1/2* 1-1/4 23 100 9.10
3/8 x 1-3/4* 1-1/4 23 100 9.65
3/8 x 2* 1-1/4 23 100 10.00
 
         
  * Stainless Steel Non-Stocking Size - Special Order
- Installed Bolt Torque Rating Dependent on Bucket and Belt Size
 
         
 
Easifit Ratchets
     
       
    Easifit Tools  
       
    Easifit elevator bolts require a specialized ratchet.  The ratchet has  
    been designed to grip the hexagon tip, holding the bolt in place  
    place while the nut is tightened. The ratchet is available in either a  
    standard hand model or in a pneumatic air version.  
       
    To see an installation video using the pneumatic air ratchet, click  
    on the 'Videos' tab above.  
       
       
       
 
 
 
Nuts, Washers and Spacers
     
       
    Elevator Bolt Hardware - Nuts, Washers & Spacers  
       
    Along with the various types and sizes of elevator bolts, 4B offers  
    all of the hardware required for each fastener.  
       
    For more information on all elevator bolt hardware specifications,  
    see page 44 of our full line catalog by clicking the link below.  
       
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Elevator Buckets
 

Elevator Buckets

4B manufacturers plastic, steel and stainless steel elevator buckets and cups for agricultural and industrial applications.  With over 400 different sizes and styles, 4B can supply the right product for your bucket elevator.

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Elevator Belting
 

Elevator Belting

Rubber, PVC and FDA food quality belts are available. Belts vary by style and include: anti-static, high temperature, oil resistant, and flame retardant types.

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Elevator Splices and Fasteners
 

Elevator Belt Splices & Fasteners

A range of mechanical splices and fasteners for use on most PVC, rubber and steel web elevator belts.

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  How long of an elevator bolt do I need?  
  When installing buckets on an elevator belt, use this simple formula:  
  (belt thickness + bucket back thickness + washer thickness + nut thickness + 1/4 inch)  
     
  What grade are 4B elevator bolts?  
  4B elevator bolts meet or exceed SAE Grade 2 / ISO Grade 5.8 standards.  The bolt grade guide below is for bolt  
  diameters of 1/4" (6 mm) to 1/2" (12 mm):  
     
 
BOLT GRADE GUIDE
SAE Grade ISO Grade Min. Tensile Strength (psi)
2 5.8 74,000
5 8.8 120,000
8 10.9 150,000
 
     
  What torque setting should I use?  
  An ideal installation will result in the elevator bolt head fitting snuggly just below the surface of the belt after tightening  
  (Image B).  However, never exceed the maximum recommended torque as shown in the tables below:  
     
 
MAXIMUM RECOMMENDED TORQUE FOR 4B ELEVATOR BOLTS SAE GRADE 2 OR 302 STAINLESS STEEL
Bolt Diameter in. lbs. ft. lbs. Nm
1/4" 72 6 8
5/16" 156 13 18
3/8" 276 23 31
1/2" 684 57 77
 
     
 
MAXIMUM RECOMMENDED TORQUE FOR 4B ELEVATOR BOLTS METRIC ISO GRADE 5.8
Bolt Diameter in. lbs. ft. lbs. Nm
M6 72 6 8
M7 115 10 13
M8 168 14 19
M10 336 28 38
M12 588 49 66
 
     
  What if the tolerance on bolt length?  
  See table below for specific tolerances.  
     
 
TOLERANCE ON BOLT LENGHT
Nominal Length No. 10
thru 3/8"
7/16
and 1/2"
9/16"
thru 3/4"
7/8"
and 1"
1-1/8"
thru 1-1/2"
Up to 1" +0.02
-0.03
+0.02
-0.03
+0.02
-0.03
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Over 1" to 2-1/2" +0.02
-0.04
+0.04
-0.05
+0.06
-0.08
+0.08
-0.10
+0.12
-0.12
Over 2-1/2" to 4" +0.04
-0.06
+0.06
-0.08
+0.08
-0.10
+0.10
-0.14
+0.16
-0.16
Over 4" to 6" +0.06
-0.10
+0.08
-0.10
+0.10
-0.10
+0.12
-0.16
+0.18
-0.18
Over 6" +0.10
-0.18
+0.12
-0.18
+0.14
-0.18
+0.16
-0.20
+0.22
-0.22
 
     
  How do you install an elevator bolt?  
  The head of the elevator bolt should lie against the inside surface of the elevator belt with the nuts and washers on  
  the inside of the elevator bucket (Image A).  An ideal installation will result in the elevator bolt head fitting snuggly  
  just below the surface of the elevator belt (Image B).    
     
    Bolt Installation Image A   Bolt Installation Image B    
    IMAGE A   IMAGE B    
           
     
  My elevator bucket has recessed (curved) holes, can I use a flat washer?  
  Domed washers are recommended for recessed holes.  
     
  Can nylon threaded lock nuts (nylock) be used more than once?  
  It is not recommended to re-use nylock nuts.  Also, if temperatures reach 250° F or higher, nylock nuts should not  
  be used.  
     
  How can I prevent stainless steel bolts and nuts from locking up (galling)?  
  Stainless steel fasteners are susceptible to freezing up or locking up (galling).  During the tightening process, pressure  
  builds between the two contacting thread surfaces and breaks down the protective oxide coatings.  Without the oxide  
  coating, there is an increase in friction between the threads which can generate enough heat to fuse the nut and bolt  
  together.  The following actions can help prevent galling -  
     
      1 - Slow down installation RPM speed  
      2 - Use thread lubrication such as PTFE based coatings  
      3 - Use different stainless alloy grades for the bolt and nut  
      4 - Use regular hex nuts and lock washers instead of nylon insert lock nuts  
     
  Do you have any maintenance recommendations?  
  After initial installation, it is recommended that the bucket elevator be run for approximately four hours.  After which the  
  bolts should be re-tightened to ensure that there are no loose parts.  Periodic inspections are always recommended to  
  check for any issues that may occur during the life of the elevator, including checks for loose or damaged elevator bolts.  
     
  What is the maximum temperature for zinc plated bolts and nylon threaded lock nuts (nylock)?  
  Zinc plated bolts can be used on applications where the temperature is less than 390° F (200° C).  Zinc plated nylon  
  threaded lock nuts (nylock) have a maximum service temperature of 250° F (120° C).  
     
 
Easifit Elevator Bolt
Easifit Plastic A
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Easifit Metal A
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
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