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New Conveyor Belt Cleaner Built for Challenging Conditions


December 17, 2012
By Aggregates and Roadbuilding

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brushclnronchevron1December
17, 2012, Neponset, Ill. – Martin Engineering has introduced a new powered
brush cleaner for conveyor belt applications featuring a rotating design that
removes material accumulation and dust in difficult applications.

brushclnronchevron1December
17, 2012, Neponset, Ill. – Martin Engineering has introduced a new powered
brush cleaner for conveyor belt applications featuring a rotating design that
removes material accumulation and dust in difficult applications. Well suited
to belts that use raised elements (cleats, chevrons, ribs or lugs) to assist in
carrying material, the Martin Brush Cleaner is an economical solution that
provides high-performance, energy-efficient operation, even in conditions
involving sticky materials or stringy fibers, such as coal and biomass. 

 

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The
economical 230/460-volt, 3-phase electric motor provides successful cleaning
with minimal power consumption. A 1 HP motor powers the units for 18-42 inch
belts, and a 2 HP motor drives the cleaners for 48-96 inch belts. The motor can
be operated in either direction, and the unit can be installed on the left or
right side of the cleaner, depending on the plant’s requirements. Constructed
of durable steel and stainless steel components, the cost-effective belt
cleaner delivers a long-service life, holding up even in the harshest operating
environments.

 

Two
bristle pattern options are available to accommodate materials with a range of
moisture contents. For both models, standard polypropylene bristles offer an
operating temperature range of -20ºF to 180ºF (-29ºC to 82ºC), and optional
bristles are available for higher temperatures. 

 

The
Martin Spiral Brush Belt Cleaner contains bristles that are wrapped in a spiral
pattern, effectively cleaning dry materials that can cling and cause buildup on
the shaft of conventional brush cleaners. The standard .038" (0.96 mm)
diameter bristles are 4" (102 mm) long. Developed for belts carrying dusty
or crumbled materials that readily release from bristles, the spiral design is
also available in low-profile versions and wider constructions for especially
challenging applications. 

 

For
soft or moist materials that tend to cling to bristles and brush shafts, the
Martin Strip Brush Belt Cleaner is a 10-inch diameter unit that employs a
series of brush strips on shaft-mounted hubs. The strip design allows material
to fall from the brush, where it can be collected and returned to the material
flow, rather than settling into the bottom of the bristles. Bristles are
.040" (1 mm) in diameter and 3" (76 mm) long. 

 

Martin Engineering's Conveyor Belt Brush Cleaners
are designed for use in the secondary cleaning position, with recommended
placement at the point where the belt leaves the discharge pulley. The cleaners
may also be mounted further along the conveyor's return run, where an idler or
pulley can support them. Installation of a primary on the face of the discharge
pulley below the material stream is always recommended.