MARTIN ENGINEERING BLOG

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

Your Complete Guide to Attending MINExpo 2021

After being delayed a year, the MINExpo tradeshow is finally here. This weekend, I’ll be flying back to Las Vegas 564 days after COVID-19 brought the CONEXPO-CON/AGG show to a ...
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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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Brand New Belt Cleaner, Same Old Carryback…What’s the Deal?

So you’ve got a primary belt cleaner on the face of the head pulley at the 3 o’clock position. It’s properly specified, installed, and tensioned. And yet you’ve still got ...
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Are You Ok With Throwing Away Your Pay[dirt]?

A while back, my friend Trey called me about a problem he was having loading paydirt onto a belt conveyor feeding his wash plant. I’d worked with Trey during his time with the ...
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All Rolling Conveyor Components Steer The Belt (For Better For Worse)

Imagine heading out to your truck one morning only to discover that you had driven through wet concrete the night before and now your driver side tires are covered in a thick ...
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Stubble & Spillage Grow Slowly But Bring Big Changes

Most of my colleagues haven’t seen me since March 4, when I left for a two-week work trip. Ten days later, my kids were no longer going to school, toilet paper was scarce, and ...
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