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The Martin® SQC2S™ conveyor belt cleaners

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Martin Engineering- a global world leader in bulk material handling technology has announced a secondary conveyor belt cleaner engineered to improve performance and reduce maintenance time, even as average belt speeds and loads continuously increase. With its headquarters in Neponset, IL, the firm offers services from various countries in the world; including South Africa.

The Martin® SQC2S™ Cleaner features individually cushioned tungsten carbide blades for effective cleaning without risk to the belt or splices. The new design forms a single sealing edge that maintains steady, adjustable pressure.

Dave Mueller, a Senior Product Specialist in the firm explained that “The blades conform to the belt profile, adjusting individually to deliver continuous contact across the belt”. He further stressed that “In a perfect world, bulk materials would load uniformly, wearing the blade evenly, but that rarely happens. By having multiple segments attached to a single rigid assembly, the tension can be maintained and adjusted accurately, quickly and safely.”

The rugged construction is designed to withstand punishing conditions, such as high belt speeds, high-impact transfers and high tonnage loads. With a maximum belt speed limit of 1000 fpm (5.08 m/sec), the cleaner is suited for belt widths from 18 to 96 inches (~400 to 2400 mm).

The unit features:

-Patented rubber buffers that maintain the cleaning pressure throughout the blade’s life span,

-Zinc plated moving parts to resist seizing or rusting.

-Straight 5.91 inch (151 mm) individual blade sections or 3 inch (76.2 mm) individual blade sections, attached to a sturdy square mainframe.

-Replaceable urethane blades, color-coded according to their continuous temperature rating, ranging between -40° to 350°F (-40° to 177°C).

-Tungsten carbide tips which can be specified for normal, acidic or high-impact conditions.

-A rubber wear strip supplied in continuous lengths up to 100 feet (30.48 m).

The cleaner simply removes and replaces the blade by taking out the lock pin from the main assembly and sliding out the cartridge. The lock pins allow workers to conduct their lockout / tag-out procedure more safely.  This innovation helps customers achieve Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) compliance.

“We work with all types of bulk material, from biomass to aggregate to sticky sand, each with different requirements,” said Mueller.  “So our products are developed to improve efficiency and safety, without compromising belt health. This design gives customers more options, regardless of the nature of the bulk material being conveyed.”

The company supplies conveyor products and flow aids around the world for a wide variety of bulk material applications, including: coal, cement, aggregate, biomass, grain, pharmaceuticals, food and other materials.

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Source: ConstructionReviewOnline

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