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Martin Engineering launches new line of belt cleaner tips


September 10, 2013
By Rock to Road

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replaceable_tips_sany1441bSeptember 10, 2013, Neponset, Ill. – Martin Engineering has announced
a new family of replaceable tips to maximize the amount of usable material on
each cleaner blade. Introduced in direct
response to customer input, the replaceable belt cleaner tips have increased
wear life in secondary cleaners, while cutting replacement labor time.

replaceable_tips_sany1441bSeptember 10, 2013, Neponset, Ill. – Martin Engineering has announced
a new family of replaceable tips to maximize the amount of usable material on
each cleaner blade. Introduced in direct
response to customer input, the replaceable belt cleaner tips have increased
wear life in secondary cleaners, while cutting replacement labor time. Because
the new tips are pinned in position and require no hammers or other tools to
remove and replace, the risk of injury during service is significantly reduced.

“We were looking for a way to reduce the amount of urethane
going to landfills from worn-out cleaners,” observed Martin Engineering global
research & development manager Adam Childs. “At the same time, we wanted to
find a way to simplify blade replacement, helping customers reduce or eliminate
injuries during the replacement process and shortening maintenance times. The
new blade tips accomplish both of those objectives.” 

The blade mounting system underwent a re-design as well,
with a patented single-pin configuration to simplify replacement. The new tips
can be replaced by hand without tools, dramatically improving safety and
cutting the service time to just 15 minutes. Because the frame slides out on a
track for servicing, no confined space entry is involved. “The belt cleaner
comes out, instead of a worker going in,” said Childs.

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