Optimize your operation’s efficiency.

In an industrial environment where tons of material are being unloaded from containers, transported along conveyor belt systems and funneled through chutes, efficiency is critical. With so many moving parts in the process, they have to be precisely coordinated to make sure that the product is moved efficiently without spilling or sticking to the conveyor belt.

When problems occur, materials accumulate quickly. It can build up on the belts and result in carryback or it can adhere to the interior walls of chutes and containers, especially if the material retains moisture. In addition to the loss of product, this also creates obstructions that can hinder or damage the equipment. In extreme situations, particularly at the tail section of conveyor belts, components can be completely buried by spilled material. This frequently causes a shutdown that requires manual cleanup. This is not only inefficient… it can be hazardous for the workers.

If your operation would benefit from an increase in efficiency, talk to one of our experts and ask about our Walk The Belt™ program, where we perform a thorough inspection and assessment of your entire conveyor system. We’re standing ready to listen to you describe your operation and offer recommendations on how to optimize your efficiency. Our technicians and engineers are available to provide expert advice and assistance on all of your bulk material handling questions and problems.

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MartinPLUS® Offers Process Improvement Recommendations in Coal-Fired Power Industry
In normal operations at a coal-fired power plant in Arkansas, a 72-inch (1800 mm) feeder belt loads coal onto another 72-inch (1800 mm) belt. Plant engineers wanted to be able to bypass the second conveyor and load material directly from the first conveyor to the last. The plant needed engineering assistance to accomplish this redesign and avoid bottlenecks and plugs in the new chute.
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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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Martin® Self Adjusting Skirting Maintains Effective Seal Without Maintenance
A salt plant in Ohio was looking to upgrade their skirtboard sealing systems. The existing slab rubber skirting was in bad repair and leaking material. With less than two inches (51 mm) of free belt area on each side of the loading zone, the conveyor had very limited amount of space available for installation of a sealing system.
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Plant Needed Solution To Coal Dust Fire Hazard
The transfer chutes of these redundant systems would choke, cutting coal flow to 550 tph, roughly half the system's design capacity. This required the operation of both twin bunker feed conveyors on longer schedules without allowing for system maintenance. In addition, the transfer points created large quantities of coal dust, creating a fire hazard and maintenance headache.
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Transfer Point Products Improve Severe Spillage And Dust Problems
At a cement plant in Kentucky, the clinker transport system had severe problems with the escape of spillage and airborne dust in the loading zones of three conveyors. Martin® Transfer Point Solutions were recommended to stop the spillage and dust problems. To improve the clinker conveying, the plant agreed to upgrade the transfer points.
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Martin® Air Cannons Result In No More Unscheduled Outages
At CEMEX in Tennessee, buildup on the walls of the pre-heater was a continuing headache for operating personnel and a consistent production bottleneck. To knock down the buildup, the plant resorted to water blasting, but the frequent water blasting proved costly, with high labor expenses, shortened refractory life and reduced kiln efficiency.
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Martin Creates Long-Term Solution To Material Flow Problems
During the power plant’s summer outage, an independent contractor designed and installed new chutes to feed the coal mills. But at start-up, material clogged in these new chutes and closed off the flow of coal into the boilers, causing the plant to shut down. The plant needed an emergency-response “quick fix” to return to production and a solution for long-term correction.
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Air Cannons Eliminate Need For Water Blasting
A plant used water blasting to remove material buildups from the pre-heater tower’s riser duct. Personnel were required to open access doors into the tower twice a day to remove the accumulations with a high-pressure water spray. The water blasting caused production problems, dropping lumps into the kiln feed, downgrading kiln efficiency and clinker quality.
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Save With Our Martin® Walk the Belt™ Service!

Every conveyor is different, even within the same facility! We can provide regularly-scheduled reviews of your bulk material handling system components, involving a specialized crew with the expertise necessary to achieve high operating standards, keeping the conveyor system running at maximum productivity. Immediate data and photos will be available to facility managers and our suggestions will ensure long-term savings and efficiency.

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While your problem seems unique and frustrating, with 70+ years of solving similar problems around the world, and with the most experienced and educated people on our teams, we can assure you that we’ve “Been There, Done That.” At least close enough to know what needs to be done next and adjust for your situation.

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Our technicians have solved problems for people in your industry all over the world. Take advantage of our wealth of knowledge. Tell us about your situation today to learn how Martin can improve your performance, safety and bottom line - with no obligation. We want to ensure that you choose the right solution for your exact needs and we are willing to invest the time upfront to get it right the first time.

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