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Martin Engineering unveils new secondary conveyor belt cleaner

June 28, 2024  By Rock to Road Staff


Martin Engineering states the Martin SQC2S Orion Secondary Cleaner is designed to withstand the stress of heavier loads carried on wider, thicker belts at higher speeds. Photo: Martin Engineering

NEPONSET, IL – Martin Engineering has released the next generation of secondary conveyor belt cleaners engineered to reduce dusty carryback and lower maintenance time.

Martin Engineering states the Martin SQC2S Orion Secondary Cleaner is designed to withstand the stress of heavier loads carried on wider, thicker belts at higher speeds. It features individually cushioned tungsten carbide blade cartridges for effective cleaning without risk to the belt or splices. A two-tiered tensioning system means minimal adjustments and monitoring throughout the life of the blade. The heavy-duty blades are mounted on a slide-in/slide-out assembly for faster and safer one-worker external servicing. Martin Engineering states the result is improved belt cleaning with less dust and maintenance for greater workplace safety at a lower cost of operation.

“We field tested the Orion over several months side-by-side with competitor designs in punishing mining environments and found that the new design significantly outperformed the competition,” said Dave Mueller, conveyor products manager for Martin Engineering. “At the end of the testing period, customer participants started the process of replacing all their heavy-duty secondary cleaners with the Orion. We now view this design as the future of our secondary cleaner line moving forward.”

Secondary cleaners play an essential role in the belt cleaning process by significantly reducing the volume of dust and fines dropped as carryback on the belt return.  Primary cleaners release most of the abrasive material remaining on the belt after discharge.  Located below the head pully just behind the primary, secondary cleaners scrape off the fines and dust that hide in cracks and divots in the belt.  Carryback is attributed to many environmental and operational issues such as air quality violations, fouling of rolling components and machinery, and increased labor for cleanup and maintenance.

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The Martin SQC2S Orion Secondary Cleaner is appropriate for all bulk handling material applications. The unit is made up of individual 152.5 mm blades mounted on a square steel tube assembly. Not designed for reversing belts, it is suitable for 457 to 2438.5 mm belt widths, belt speeds up to 1200 fpm, and temperatures up to 121º C.

“What sets this unit apart from others on the market is the innovative, dual tensioning system with independent heavy-duty tungsten blades which are game-changing design features,” Mueller explained. “The first level of tensioning is supplied to the entire assembly using the heavy-duty SQC2S Tensioner which applies light upward torque evenly across the belt profile for less friction and no wear on splices.”

The blades are designed for heavy-duty abrasive applications in both dry and wet environments. Martin Engineering states the Orion blades were tested on hard rock and slurry belts, and offered superior cleaning results with a longer equipment life. According to the company, this is due to the rugged tungsten carbide core surrounded by mild steel. Blades are also available in stainless-steel for specific corrosive materials.


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Martin Engineering unveils new secondary conveyor belt cleaner

June 27, 2024  By  Mike Lacey


NEPONSET, IL – Martin Engineering has released the next generation of secondary conveyor belt cleaners engineered to reduce dusty carryback and lower maintenance time.

Martin Engineering states the Martin SQC2S Orion Secondary Cleaner is designed to withstand the stress of heavier loads carried on wider, thicker belts at higher speeds. It features individually cushioned tungsten carbide blade cartridges for effective cleaning without risk to the belt or splices. A two-tiered tensioning system means minimal adjustments and monitoring throughout the life of the blade. The heavy-duty blades are mounted on a slide-in/slide-out assembly for faster and safer one-worker external servicing. Martin Engineering states the result is improved belt cleaning with less dust and maintenance for greater workplace safety at a lower cost of operation.

“We field tested the Orion over several months side-by-side with competitor designs in punishing mining environments and found that the new design significantly outperformed the competition,” said Dave Mueller, conveyor products manager for Martin Engineering. “At the end of the testing period, customer participants started the process of replacing all their heavy-duty secondary cleaners with the Orion. We now view this design as the future of our secondary cleaner line moving forward.”

Secondary cleaners play an essential role in the belt cleaning process by significantly reducing the volume of dust and fines dropped as carryback on the belt return.  Primary cleaners release most of the abrasive material remaining on the belt after discharge.  Located below the head pully just behind the primary, secondary cleaners scrape off the fines and dust that hide in cracks and divots in the belt.  Carryback is attributed to many environmental and operational issues such as air quality violations, fouling of rolling components and machinery, and increased labor for cleanup and maintenance.

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The Martin SQC2S Orion Secondary Cleaner is appropriate for all bulk handling material applications. The unit is made up of individual 152.5 mm blades mounted on a square steel tube assembly. Not designed for reversing belts, it is suitable for 457 to 2438.5 mm belt widths, belt speeds up to 1200 fpm, and temperatures up to 121º C.

“What sets this unit apart from others on the market is the innovative, dual tensioning system with independent heavy-duty tungsten blades which are game-changing design features,” Mueller explained. “The first level of tensioning is supplied to the entire assembly using the heavy-duty SQC2S Tensioner which applies light upward torque evenly across the belt profile for less friction and no wear on splices.”

The blades are designed for heavy-duty abrasive applications in both dry and wet environments. Martin Engineering states the Orion blades were tested on hard rock and slurry belts, and offered superior cleaning results with a longer equipment life. According to the company, this is due to the rugged tungsten carbide core surrounded by mild steel. Blades are also available in stainless-steel for specific corrosive materials.


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