MARTIN ENGINEERING BLOG

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

The Woes of the Belt Splice-to-Belt Cleaner Relationship

If you have been in the bulk materials business for longer than a week, you have probably been involved in some form of conveyor belt splice repair. Other than a scheduled belt ...
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CEMA What?

Very often as I am conducting Foundations™  Conveyor Operations and Maintenance classes, many of the attendees say they are constantly changing out conveyor idlers that don’t ...
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Make Sure to Clean your Tail

Who would have ever thought that the Coronavirus Pandemic and the hoarding of toilet paper would lead to a discussion on preventing one aspect of conveyor belt damage?!  What ...
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Reducing Confined Space Exposure & Cleanup Costs

I recently had a discussion with a coworker on the aspect of confined space and how to reduce its dangers.  Most of the time, confined space issues refer to entering silos, ...
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Whatever Blows Your Skirt(ing) Up - I Mean Out!

In my role at Martin, I travel to different sites and lead Conveyor Operations and Maintenance workshops, and I come across various circumstances/confusions in the bulk ...
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Conveyor Belt Transition Zones

Placing belting on a conveyor structure without understanding the characteristics of the belt will impair the performance of the system and can lead to problems in the form of ...
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