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When you’re in the business of food processing and manufacturing, you spend a lot of time thinking about quality. More than any other product type, your quality has to be as close to perfect as possible when it leaves the plant because, if the flavor, smell or texture is just a little off, you’ll be hearing from some unhappy consumers! While your ingredients and raw materials are clearly the most important factor in food quality, your process also has a substantial impact.

For companies that transport raw ingredients in bulk – such as producers of sugar, grain, barley or corn – complex industrial conveyor systems are usually in heavy use. The primary challenge with conveyor belts is keeping material on the belt. When conveyor belts are not correctly tracked or the transfer points are out of alignment, bulk materials can easily spill off the sides or generate fugitive dust, which can cause an explosion or be inhaled by workers. With material that contains a lot of moisture, such as the bagasse byproduct of sugar production, it can stick to the belt and travel back to the tail pulley, where it can damage equipment. Plus, once it spills off the belt, it can't be recovered, so it results in lost product.

Reliable equipment that’s perfect for food processing and grain handling.

While you’re focusing all this attention on product quality, however, you can’t let productivity drop or profits will suffer. This is where material flow solutions like industrial vibrators and air cannons from Martin Engineering can help. We have decades of experience working with large industrial food manufacturers and have developed a wide range of industrial vibrators that solve a lot of these problems.

At larger facilities where material has to be unloaded from silos or large hoppers, air cannons are an effective way to prevent bridging and obstructions that block the discharge.

To eliminate the carryback of wet, sticky material on a conveyor system, we manufacture the most durable, effective food-grade belt cleaners on the market, which can be used with a wide range of belt widths, speeds and material types.

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When profitability is so closely tied to product quality, the equipment you depend on absolutely has to work – 100% of the time! At Martin, we back all of our products with a 100% Money-Back Guarantee. So, if you’re not completely satisfied with the performance of any product, you can return it, and we’ll gladly refund your money with no questions asked. 

So pick up the phone and give us a call. We’ll take the time to listen to you and truly understand your operation and the challenges you’re dealing with, as well as what you’ve already tried as a solution. With our expertise and experience, we’ll be able to recommend a product that gets the job done!

Increased Productivity
  • Keep downtime for maintenance and housekeeping to a minimum
  • Move ingredients and products more efficiently through your process
Safer Operation
  • Eliminate the need to manually break up obstructions in material flow
  • Manage airborne dust and minimize the risk of inhalation or explosion
More Profit
  • Deliver more product by maximizing overall throughput
  • Eliminate excessive downtime for maintenance and cleanup
  • Reduce costs by minimizing waste and reducing energy consumption
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Sugar Processor Hires Martin Engineering For Systems Analysis
The 10 conveyors in the raw sugar conveying system suffered severe spillage and carryback as well as belt wander that originated in the accumulation of fugitive material on rolling components. Plant management made a commitment to solve these problems. Martin Engineering provided a detailed engineering study that listed a number of recommendations.
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Secondary Belt Cleaner Eliminates Need For Manual Scraping And Washing
A small power plant burns sugarcane bagasse that would otherwise be waste material from processing. The hot gas generator produces hot ash, which must be cooled with moisture and transported by conveyor. The moist ash is very difficult to remove from the conveyor, forcing operators to run a hose behind the existing scraper to wash the belt, wasting water and creating a mess.
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Air Cannons Stop 60,000 Pounds Of Sugar From Sticking To Vessel Walls
Fine sugar used in a line of powdered drink mixes would build up on the walls of the storage silo. This choked the flow of sugar out of the silo leading to slowdowns in production. By the time of the annual outage, there would be between 40,000 to 60,000 pounds of sugar stuck to the vessel walls. The cost to recover and reprocess this sugar was a considerable drain on the budget.
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Installing Dust Containment Solutions at Sugar Processing Plant
A sugar processing plant in California handles approximately 10,000,000 tons of raw sugar per year through their plant. One of the transfer points was giving them trouble with spillage. They contacted Martin distributor Applied Conveyor Technology (ACT) for their recommendation. ACT recommended upgrading the transfer point with cradles, wearliner, dust curtain and skirting.
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Sonic Horn Eliminates Downtime From Ash Accumulation
Ash accumulation issues had been forcing Alaskan Brewery Company to shut down its equipment to cool and manually clean the swirlers and collectors of its ash handler on a weekly basis. The process required an outage of 3-4 days, including as much as twelve hours of maintenance time with bottle brushes and bead blasting.
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Belt cleaners from Martin Engineering make conveyor systems cleaner, safer and more productive. Martin is the worldwide leader in the development of high-performance urethanes for specialized applications, and we will make them work for you, or you get 100% Of Your Money Back! If you’re ready for CLEANER, LONGER-LASTING, MORE VALUE, it’s time to switch to Martin® Belt Cleaners.

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