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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.

Back to the Basics. Walk Before you Run...your Conveyor Belt!

As I watch my wobbly 9-month old son, Hunter, starting to pull himself up onto everything, it truly amazes me how much we learn in the first year of life. In the past couple of ...
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12+ Hour Day of Dealing with Restricted Material Flow

When I travel to plants and sites all over the world, I see many unique and problematic situations that I am always happy to help solve. However, a majority of the time I see ...
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Selecting Belt Cleaners & Vehicle Tires

With Groundhog Day having come and gone, I believe more and more that the varmint was right. In the Midwest, it seems that 3”-6” of snow is copy – pasted into each day’s ...
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Assuming Positive Intent Within Your Plant

Sometimes...most of the time...all of the time, it’s your people that make the biggest impact on your plant’s success. For over 75 years, we have supplied bulk material ...
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Knock Knock. Who's There? Idlers!

I have been around conveyors for 20 years and have seen thousands of belts. I have just about seen it all when it comes to material handling. Do you know what I have not seen? ...
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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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