New Belt Cleaner Saves 24 Hours Per Week In Cleanup Time
Products Used QB1™ Cleaner HD , SQC2S™ Cleaner
Product Types Used Belt Cleaning Solutions , Primary Belt Cleaners , Secondary Belt Cleaners
Industry Aggregate
Customer Hanson Aggregates in Burnette, TX

Problem

A Martin® QB1™ Cleaner HD was installed at the Hanson Burnette plant to address the excessive carryback.

Hanson Aggregates is one of the largest producers of crushed stone, sand and gravel in the U.S. The plant, located in Burnette -- about fifty miles northwest of Austin -- handles 1.5 million tons of limestone per year. After experiencing excessive carryback on their existing conveyors, they wanted to make sure to address the issue when adding a new conveyor. The plant spent 16 to 24 hours per week cleaning up. There was also excessive damage to the conveyors.

Solution

The Martin® QB1™ Cleaner HD is a patented new evolution in belt cleaner technology.

After assessing the situation, Martin recommended installing the Martin® QB1™ Cleaner HD as well as the Martin® SQC2S™ Cleaner on the new conveyor. The Martin® QB1™ Cleaner HD provides the same ease of installation as the current Martin® QC1™ Cleaners, maintaining standard installation and service costs, while also utilizing the highly effective and patented CARP profile and Martin’s innovative EVO® design principles to reduce component surface exposure to material flow, minimizing material build-up and clean-up costs, production interruptions and safety concerns.

Results

The overall cost of ownership is much less because the blades clean better, costs less and last longer.

The overall cost of maintenance is much less with the Martin® QB1™ Cleaner HD because the blades last longer and blade replacement requires no tools and can be completed by one person in just minutes without tools. David Reyes, Plant Manager stated, “This is my cleanest conveyor in the plant.” Hanson has since installed three additional Martin® QB1™ Cleaners and a Martin® SQC2S™ Cleaner.

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