Belt Cleaners Save Copper Mine $22,000 Per Week In Downtime
Products Used QC1™ Cleaner XHD , SQC2S™ Cleaner
Product Types Used Belt Cleaning Solutions , Primary Belt Cleaners , Secondary Belt Cleaners
Industry Mining
Customer Copper Mine in Arizona (Belt Cleaning)

Problem

Martin® QC1 XHD Cleaner with SQC2S Cleaners were installed at an Arizona copper mine to reduce spillage.

An Arizona copper mine was experiencing excessive spillage from their conveyor belts feeding materials to the crushing facility. The carryback was so excessive they had to clean the area once per shift.

Solution

The Martin® QC1™ XHD Cleaner provides durable belt scraping performance in challenging primary applications.

Martin recommended a new cleaning system which included the Martin® QC1™ XHD Cleaner with SQC2S™ Cleaner. The QC1™ XHD Cleaner is engineered to preserve the cleaning edge from high belt speeds and multiple splices and provides durable performance in challenging applications. The patented “CARP" (Constant Angle Radial Pressure) design helps the blade maintain cleaning performance throughout the blade’s life. The rugged steel mainframe holds the cleaner snugly to the backbone. Martin used a brown blade to improve the resistance to chemicals used in copper leaching.

The Martin® SQC2S™ Secondary Cleaner incorporates individually-cushioned tungsten carbide blades to effectively clean the belt without risk to the belt, splice or blade. Blade replacement is simple and the design allows for installation in close quarters.

Results

The Martin® SQC2S™ Cleaner incorporates individually-cushioned tungsten carbide blades for effective cleaning.

The customer is now saving $22,000 per week and the cleaning requirements have changed drastically. “We are cleaning the area once every 4-5 days now. The scraper system is very simple to install and maintain. The system pays for itself every day we run. I’m working on installing more of them in other parts of the plant.”

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