MARTIN ENGINEERING BLOG

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

Do You Know What BUGS Me? Bugholes In Concrete.

Bugholes are the enemy when it comes to precast concrete products, and there is no need to put up with them. Bugholes are caused by entrapped air bubbles that reach the surface ...
Read More

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 wall.” ...
Read More

Vibrators are NOT One Size Fits All...Size Matters

I recently received a phone call from a maintenance supervisor at a cement plant looking for help on keeping the vibrators they're using from cracking the mounting brackets and ...
Read More

6 "TIONS" of properly-sized and applied vibration

If I had a nickel for every time I’ve heard something like, “I’ve tried vibrators in the past but they don’t work,” I’d have enough nickels to help with the coin shortage! I often ...
Read More

Precast Concrete Vibrator Fails

I’ve seen some unique methods of attempting to vibrate concrete in precast plants. This one definitely stands out the most.
Read More

External Form Concrete Vibrators & Consistency of Operation

It is very important  to understand why proper vibrating of concrete is essential. Some reasons include increased strength and a better finish. Likewise, improper vibrating ...
Read More