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MARTIN ENGINEERING BLOG

Welcome! Below you will find a collection of insights by leading professionals detailing their experiences in the bulk handling industry.

1, 2, 3 Strikes You're Out, Carryback!

After sitting at my son's baseball tournament all last weekend, "3 strikes you're out" is still ringing in my ears. "Strike 3" is great to hear when you're a pitcher and not so ...
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The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly...Sites Seen During A Conveyor Survey

I was surveying a limestone surface plant. I started my day at the truck unloader and had to take a quick pause to snap a picture as I was taken aback by the view. Call me a ...
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Can You Afford NOT To Make Those Conveyor Improvements? Part 3

Justifying spending time and money on conveyor improvements isn't easy. It is a tough but important job as you are justifying more than just the improvement/addition itself. By ...
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Spring Cleaning Your Home & Material Handling Operation

Spring has sprung in the Midwestern United States, and with this comes the annual task of purging all of the items that have been collected throughout the winter months, ...
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The Importance Of Routine Checkups

Last week, it was time for my regular trip to the dentist. I sat down in the chair and joked with the hygienist that I was back for more abuse. “Oh, you’d experience a lot more ...
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Hopper Damage and How to Prevent It!

A common concern that I occasionally hear is “I have material flow issues through my bin, hopper, or chute and I’ve tried vibrators in the past but they cracked my hopper ...
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