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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.

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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To what extent does proper maintenance - or lack thereof - impact the overall operational picture?

When conveyors don't operate efficiently... they force unplanned stoppages and outages, release large quantities of fugitive materials, and require more maintenance. Emergency ...
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What are your top tips for conveyor maintenance?

When I'm out in the field, I get asked this question a lot. My answer isn't always short and sweet because conveyor maintenance can be more complex than you think. But here is ...
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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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Belt Tracking [Feud]

In a recent survey, we asked over 1000 conveyor users "what is your biggest problem with belt conveyors?’" (read in your best Steve Harvey/Family Feud host voice)  Over 65% ...
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