In 2014, a coal mining facility in east China with production of approximately 1 million TPY was experiencing dust and spillage from one of its conveyors. Fugitive dust lowered the air quality, clogged equipment and had the potential to affect workers’ health. Misalignment of the belt caused piles of lost product that had to be cleaned up, reducing system efficiency and wasting labor hours. Operators attempted to build a settling zone in-house, but it yielded no positive effect and was dangerous to maintain.
The Martin team created a transfer point system that effectively settles the load and centers it on the belt. MartinPLUS® technicians installed a Martin® Impact Cradle, Martin® Slider Cradle and Martin® ApronSeal™ Skirting, as well as a Martin® Tracker™ to maintain proper belt alignment. Designed for heavy, high impact loads, the transfer point features low friction polyurethane bars and skirts that retain a tight seal on the belt to reduce spillage and promote belt health.
Martin® Slider Cradle and a belt sealing system, as well as a Martin® Tracker™ to maintain proper belt alignment. Designed for heavy, high impact loads, the transfer point features low friction polyurethane bars and skirts that retain a tight seal on the belt to reduce spillage and promote belt health.
The customer reports a drastic reduction in fugitive dust and spillage, resulting in fewer equipment breakdowns, better air quality and increased production, with less product loss. Operators say that they are “very satisfied” with the products and service Martin provided and will continue a positive working relationship.
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