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Martin’s new solution designed for tough aggregate conditions


October 15, 2013
By Rock to Road

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martin_pv_cleanerOctober 7, 2013, Neponset, Ill. – Martin Engineering has
released a conveyor belt cleaner engineered specifically for the aggregate
industry. The Martin PV Cleaner is a durable, one-piece blade that
contains approximately 20 percent more urethane than comparable primary
cleaners, yielding a longer life in challenging service conditions.

martin_pv_cleanerOctober 7, 2013, Neponset, Ill. – Martin Engineering has
released a conveyor belt cleaner engineered specifically for the aggregate
industry. The Martin PV Cleaner is a durable, one-piece blade that
contains approximately 20 percent more urethane than comparable primary
cleaners, yielding a longer life in challenging service conditions. This design
for gravel applications is able to remove wet, sticky sand from belts 18-72
inches (450-1800 mm) wide. 

Engineered to simplify maintenance and reduce costs, the
mounting system delivers no-tool replacement, as it’s dropped into place and
secured with a wire lock pin.

“This cleaner uses an aggressive angle of attack to the belt
for improved cleaning efficiency,” explained Martin Engineering Senior Product
Specialist Dave Mueller. “And the
quick-replacement feature means never having to deal with corroded bolts or
other fasteners during blade changes.”

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The belt cleaner from Martin Engineering features the
company’s patented Constant Angle Radial Pressure (CARP) design, which provides
consistent cleaning throughout all stages of blade life. The specially engineered
curved blade maintains the same contact angle, even as the belt wears, helping
to retain cleaning efficiency. 

The Martin PV Cleaner fits head pulleys up to 16 inches (406
mm) in diameter and belt widths from 12 to 72 inches (300 to 1800 mm). Cleaning
width is matched to the conveyor load profile. Typically supplied as a complete
assembly, it can accommodate a standard cable tensioner, spring tensioner or
the Martin TwistTM Tensioner. The durable frame can be fitted with solid or
segmented blades. Maximum recommended
belt speed is 500 FPM (2.54 m/s).