MARTIN ENGINEERING BLOG

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

No More Conveyor-Related Fatalgrams Please!

I was disappointed the other day when I received a fatalgram from MSHA. A miner can visit MSHA’s website and sign up for Fatality Reports, commonly referred to as fatalgrams. ...
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The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly of Conveyor Belts

Being involved in a wide variety of industries and having our products and solutions used in different applications, we have seen a lot through the years. I have seen a lot ...
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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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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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