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Foundations™ Book

MARTIN® FOUNDATIONS™ Reference BookFor nearly 20 years, Martin Engineering’s Foundations™ Books have taught industry personnel to operate and maintain clean and safe belt conveyors.

In 2009, Martin Engineering published the fourth edition of Foundations™, the Practical Resource for Cleaner, Safer, More Productive Dust & Material Control. Foundations™ is a 576-page hard cover authoritative reference on "Why" and "How" to improve conveyor productivity, and provides a thorough discussion on topics and techniques for enhancing the performance of belt conveyors.

This key resource for controlling fugitive material includes more than 600 color photographs and illustrations, as well as, tables, engineering calculations, advanced topics, sample problems, return of investment analysis and typical specifications.

Providing valuable information to all industries and personnel at all levels Foundations™ is a one-stop shop for efficient material handling.

Foundations™ is our largest effort yet and offers solutions to real problems in conveying of bulk materials. This edition has an increased emphasis on safety, dust control, the human factor in control of fugitive material and the payback for improvement in bulk material handling systems. It also features new ideas for belt washing systems, hood and spoon transfers, the analysis of belt cleaner performance and the incorporation of material science into the handling of bulk materials.

Foundations™ covers conveyors with a comprehensive, real world approach. It features topics ranging from basic components of belt conveyors to the calculation of air flow and the analysis of material properties. It takes readers from the basics of how and why conveyors run as they do (and where their problems come from) to how to prevent spillage, dust and carryback, how to correct tracking, and how to engineer a conveyor belt washing system.

Published in English, German, Portuguese and Spanish, hardcopy books and digital versions are available.

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Glossary of Conveyor Terms