Bulk Handling Equipment Manufacturer Expands Operations In UK and Scandinavia

Bulk Handling Equipment Manufacturer Expands Operations In UK and Scandinavia

With its expanded team of knowledgeable industry professionals, Martin Engineering will partner with UK and Scandinavian customers to offer solutions to common material handling problems, while at the same time improving the work environment with safer equipment and detailed training seminars.

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Bulk Handling Technology Manufacturer Expands Operations In United Kingdom and Scandinavia

With its expanded team of knowledgeable industry professionals, Martin Engineering will partner with UK and Scandinavian customers to offer solutions to common material handling problems, while at the same time improving the work environment with safer equipment and detailed training seminars.

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Conveyor Equipment Manufacturer Uses Unique Strategy to Control Dust Emissions

Conveyor Equipment Manufacturer Uses Unique Strategy to Control Dust Emissions

“It’s almost like a light switch,” Nance said. “Turn the DCU on and the dust is no longer present at either of the emission points. Turn it off and within a few minutes, the dust returns.”

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Core Gate Technology

High Temp Air Cannon Installation & Service Without Production Shutdown

Currently, the only technology to safely install air cannons and replace nozzles during production, the specialized equipment and process require no confined space entry.

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Robotics 2018

Martin Motion Robotics Team

Martin Engineering is a proud sponsor of Martin Motion and enjoys providing opportunites for students to learn more about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics).

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Equipment Manufacturers Stress Compliance With OSHA's Silica Dust Deadline

Equipment Manufacturers Stress Compliance With OSHA's Silica Dust Deadline

“We believe dust control doesn’t need to come at the expense of production or profits, but should support operations and deliver a return on investment,” explained Jerad Heitzler, Foundations™ Training Manager at Martin Engineering. “Although added regulations are always a strain on any business, compliance is an opportunity to assess aging systems and improve efficiency.”

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Australia Manufacturing Facility

New Manufacturing Facility in Australia

Company officials say that having local production will also allow Martin Engineering to supply its products at lower prices, reducing the overall cost of ownership. Among the manufacturing capabilities are the firm’s proprietary technology for producing belt cleaner blades, using its custom-built work cell.

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Cleanscrape Gold Rush

CONVEYOR TECHNOLOGY HELPS GOLD RUSH TEAM COMPETE

Martin Engineering technicians traveled to the Colorado site and reviewed the entire conveyor network, recommending specific cleaner designs for each application. On one they recommended the company’s patented CleanScrape® design, which is engineered to provide as much as 4x the lifespan of conventional cleaners in difficult applications. “When I first met with the Martin guys, I had trouble envisioning how it would work. It’s unlike anything I’ve seen in my 20 years of mining. But it’s been in service for six months without us having to touch it. And the cleaning performance is great.”

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air cannon clinker cooler

Innovative Air Cannon Positioning at Clinker Cooler for Easier Maintenance

A global leader in bulk material handling equipment has helped a U.S. cement plant resolve clogging issues in its clinker cooler, using advanced air cannon technology and an innovative mounting strategy.

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Martin Engineering Program Raises Funds To Improve Breast Cancer Awareness

Martin Engineering manufactured a special series of its Cougar® brand DC truck vibrators in the color pink, and donated $50 to the Susan G. Komen Foundation for each one of the limited edition units sold throughout October -- a total of $3,750.

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High-Efficiency Vibrators for Spreaders, Pumpers & Volumetric Mixer Trucks

A global leader in bulk handling technology has introduced a 12 VDC electric vibrator that combines superior performance with long-lasting reliability to improve material flow in specialized hauling and distribution vehicles. Cougar ® MDC12-400/700 vibrators from Martin Engineering offer powerful bulk material movement for concrete pump trucks, salt/sand/gravel/fertilizer spreader trucks and volumetric mixer trucks.

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Compact Precast Concrete Vibrator: Powerful Performance In Tight Spaces

“These units solve problems common to the precast industry by delivering as much power on the inside of the smaller diameter core as on the outside. By providing consistent consolidation, the vibrator helps operators produce stronger casts with fewer bug holes or voids.”

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Martin Engineering has manufactured a special series of its Cougar® brand DC truck vibrators in the traditional pink color.

Martin Engineering Announces Program To Support Susan G. Komen® to Raise Breast Cancer Awareness

A global leader in bulk material handling technologies has announced a new program to benefit the Susan G. Komen foundation during October -- Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Martin Engineering has manufactured a special series of its Cougar® brand DC truck vibrators in the traditional pink color, and will donate $50 for each one of the limited edition units sold throughout the month. The Cougar Cares program is the latest in the company’s annual efforts to raise awareness of the disease and the critical importance of early detection, helping improve education and survival rates among all women.

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Mr. Blade

Innovative Conveyor Belt Cleaner Program Extends Replacement Services to UK

The idea behind the Mr. Blade program is to deliver an unequaled level of service using highly efficient, regionalized systems,” explained Chris Schmelzer, Director of the Wear Components Business Group. With this type of system, we’re in a position to be able to deliver proactive service in advance of a breakdown, replacing worn or failing components before they lead to an event that stops production.”

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Coffeyville

Conveyor Upgrades Improve Efficiency, Material Containment and Safety

The Coffeyville Resources Nitrogen Fertilizer plant in Kansas has adopted innovative belt cleaning, alignment and modular chute technology to resolve tracking, spillage and dust problems on two conveyors transporting petroleum coke (petcoke).

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Powerful, Lightweight Railcar Vibrators Deliver Efficiency and Reliability

"When a railcar is being emptied, the process needs to be fast, efficient and thorough, because extra time spent unloading, manually cleaning or sending cars back with material in them can translate into lost profits or increased costs,” explains Marty Yepsen, Business Development Manager for Railcar Products at Martin Engineering

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Industrial Vibrator

High-Efficiency Vibrators for Spreaders, Pumpers & Dump Trucks

Slow discharge or blockage occurs for several reasons -- humidity, material consistency, etc., but out in the field, the most aggravating reason is when vibration equipment fails.

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Safe-to-Service Conveyor Belt Cleaners Reduce Risk and Service Time

“Routine maintenance and replacement of blades that require reach-in or chute entry is an unpleasant and potentially dangerous task for workers,” said Daniel Marshall, Product Engineer for Martin Engineering. “We developed the STS system so operators could work on the product safely from outside the chute wall, without breaking the plane of entry.”

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Roll Gen

Automated Tensioner For Conveyor Belt Cleaners Reduces Wear and Maintenance

“Pneumatic tensioners have some advantages vs. mechanical construction,” explained Design Engineer Andrew Timmerman. “Mechanical designs work well as long as they are properly adjusted, but in many cases this requires periodic attention from maintenance crews as the cleaning blade wears down,” he said. “Also, some operators will loosen a mechanical tensioner to reduce drag at start-up, which reduces the cleaner’s performance if not correctly re-tensioned afterward.”

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Cleanscrape

Martin Engineering Acquires CleanScrape GmbH

The CleanScrape® received the Australian Bulk Handling Award in the "Innovative Technology" category for its design and potential benefits, which include low belt wear, extended service life, reduced maintenance and improved safety, ultimately delivering lower cost of ownership. It has been proving itself in a wide range of applications, such as mining, coal handling, quarrying, cement, scrap and other material bulk handling operations.

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Upgrades from Martin Help Martin Marietta Avoid Belt Damage, Spillage and Downtime

Upgrades from Martin Help Martin Marietta Avoid Belt Damage, Spillage and Downtime

The Martin Marietta facility in New Braunfels adopted several technologies from Martin Engineering to mitigate the effect of drop forces from 8-inch minus rocks falling 20 feet onto the B-06 conveyor, including a rock box, impact cradle, settling zone and skirt sealing. Installed with a series of belt trackers to maintain proper alignment and a V-plow system to protect the tail pulley, the upgrades are helping the Hunter plant in New Braunfels avoid belt and idler damage, spillage and downtime.

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Mr. Blade Program

Martin Launches Mr. Blade® Program

Martin has announced a new factory-direct replacement program for belt cleaners, delivering fresh polyurethane blades, specified and custom-fitted on-site and installed free of charge. The new program from Martin Engineering assures customers of accurately-sized and professionally installed replacement blades that are matched to their specific application, providing optimum cleaning performance and service life.

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Martin Attending MINExpo INTERNATIONAL® 2016

Join us at MINExpo INTERNATIONAL® 2016 as Martin Engineering unveils new and improved component designs for conveyor belt cleaning, dust management, load containment, risk reduction and improved material flow. Visitors to indoor booth #4015 will find interactive product displays, safety seminars, and even a unique game with a chance to win a variety of valuable prizes.

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Martin Engineering Introduces New Roller Tracker™

Martin has introduced a more effective return belt tracking system that uses high-quality materials for easier maintenance and longer unit life. Building upon the standard crowned roller, the Roller Tracker™ uses a unique ribbed lagging made of durable polyurethane to increase performance and wear life. The roller does not come in contact with the belt edge, which means no fraying and excellent tracking for reversing belts.

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Martin® Roll Gen™ System Generates Power Using Conveyor Belt Energy

Martin Engineering has introduced an innovative technology that uses the kinetic energy from a moving conveyor belt to generate enough power to run a wide variety of electronic systems. It is a self-contained mini power station that allows operators to run electrical monitoring systems and safety mechanisms. Able to be retrofitted on existing idler support structures, operators are not required to maintain a special stock of conveyor rollers.

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Martin® Typhoon Air Cannons Help Citrosuco

Martin Engineering has used innovative air cannon technology to help the world’s largest orange juice producer mitigate material buildup cause by the super-heated silica flowing from the company’s thermal generator. In 2009, Citrosuco, based in Matão, Brazil, switched from Brazilian petroleum fuel (BPF) oil to using a sugarcane bagasse hot gas generator or “gerador de gás quente” (GGQ).

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Martin Engineering Introduces Washbox™ Cleaning System

Martin has introduced a secondary cleaning system that removes nearly all of the carryback left on a belt, including adhesive materials and fines lodged in surface divots and valleys. The Martin® Washbox™ Cleaning System combines water spray and secondary cleaning blades in an enclosed and self-contained unit, draining residue safely away from the work area.

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Martin Engineering Releases New Surfactant Dust System

Martin Engineering has introduced a customizable dust control system that delivers application-specific components, controls and additives to significantly improve suppression vs. off-the-shelf products. The Surfactant Dust System is a turnkey solution comprised of modular elements that are configured to best suit the individual operating conditions and materials of each customer operation, with a broad array of options.

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Martin Offers Wide Variety of Specialty Belt Cleaners

A worldwide innovator of conveyor belt accessories offers a family of specialty belt cleaners designed to address challenging applications, from viscous food manufacturing to hot slag. Developed in response to customer input, Martin Engineering conducted extensive research at its Center for Innovation (CFI) facility in Illinois to find conveyor solutions to carryback, belt health, spillage and pulley/idler health problems faced by numerous industries.

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Martin® Belt Cleaners Help Barrick Gold Corporation

Martin Engineering has resolved excessive carryback problems on the conveyor systems of the largest gold mine in the Dominican Republic by installing several heavy duty belt cleaning systems. The Pueblo Viejo Dominicana Corporation (PVDC) – newly updated and reopened by Barrick Gold Corporation – realized the conveyor system’s existing belt cleaners were unable to adequately address the area’s overburden.

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Martin Engineering Releases New Pin Latch Belt Cleaner

Martin Engineering has announced the introduction of its new Pin Latch Secondary Belt Cleaner, a tungsten carbide-tipped secondary cleaner that slides in and out for service without requiring any tools. The design features a square, tabbed mainframe with segmented blades connected by a simple pin mechanism, allowing easy access and quick blade replacement.

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Martin Introduces New Cougar® THD Hydraulic Vibrators

Martin has introduced the next generation of vibrators for vacuum and pump truck applications, featuring smaller, lighter designs that deliver more force per size/weight than preceding models. The new line of hydraulic vibrators ensures a thorough and safe offloading process, without the need to manually break up stubborn loads.

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Martin Helps Holcim Apasco With Carryback

Martin Engineering has helped a cement manufacturer resolve fugitive material buildup caused by a variety of alternative fuel resources (AFRs). The second largest cement producer in the country, Holcim Mexico increased the use of solid and liquid AFRs at one of its facilities, but the change resulted in spillage and carryback that caused equipment failures, cleanup and maintenance costs estimated at $67,000 per month.

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Martin Engineering Names New COO

Robert Nogaj has been named Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Martin Engineering. Mr. Nogaj will be responsible for all facets of the company’s business, including R&D, manufacturing, sales, marketing and finance. With 22 years of experience in bulk materials handling, he has previously served Martin Engineering as Vice President of Operations from 2001-2015.

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Martin® Hurricane Air Cannons Help Martin Marietta

Martin Engineering used high-performance air cannons to help a cement plant prevent material backup due to a clogging transfer chute. With a total production of 2.3 million tons annually, the Hunter Cement Plant experiences heavy rain dousing raw material on its partially covered, tower-mounted D-07 conveyor system.

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DC Truck Vibrators Help Manlius Township

A township in Illinois has improved production and increased worker safety by installing truck vibrators to empty adhered material from its dump trucks without worker intervention. Manlius Township was having problems with gravel, rock salt and dirt sticking to the bed of its dump trucks, causing drivers to get out and shovel or use dislodging methods that could harm equipment.

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Martin Engineering Introduces Vibrating Dribble Chute

The Vibrating Dribble Chute prevents carryback from sticking to the rear slope of the discharge chute. Material can encapsulate secondary cleaners and deposit carryback onto the return side of the belt, fouling idlers and pulleys. The chute uses material disruption to cause tacky sludge and fines to fall from the chute wall and back into the main discharge flow.

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Martin Engineering Introduces The Boot-Lift® Railcar Connector

The Boot-Lift® Railcar Connector from Martin Engineering improves the speed and safety of connecting a hopper car to under-track conveying systems, preventing the loss of material to wind or contamination without workers crawling under the car. Installed on the track flanges and powered by an air-over-hydraulic design, the boot rises to the unloading gates for clean, efficient unloading.

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Martin Receives EAC Certification

Martin has gained the EAC Mark of Conformity for the export of conveyor products and material flow aids, including the company’s full line of impact cradles, belt cleaners, sealing systems, air cannons and sonic horns. The important certification allows the Martin Engineering business units in Germany and Russia to offer the company’s extensive product family to the Customs Union.

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Martin Engineering Introduces SHD Series Cleaners

A family of primary conveyor belt cleaners has been engineered for the world’s fastest, most heavily-loaded belts, with industrial-strength construction that delivers effective cleaning, minimal maintenance and long service life, even under punishing conditions. SHD Cleaners have been proven on belts up to 10 feet wide – with speeds as high as 2,000 fpm – carrying loads up to 300,000 tons per day.

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Martin Adds New Distributor in Africa

A global leader in high-performance bulk material handling technologies has named two new distributors of its complete line of conveyor components and flow aids, including belt cleaners, transfer point solutions, safety products and training, air cannons and field services. Martin Engineering RSA made the announcement as part of its ongoing commitment to deliver innovative products and technical support.

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Martin Offers Responsive Conveyor Belt Tracking Systems

A global leader in bulk material handling solutions offers a family of responsive conveyor belt tracking systems that mitigate misalignment, rather than correcting it after the fact – even on reversing belts – to promote conveyor efficiency and safety. A mistracking belt can contact the mainframe, seriously damaging both the belt and the structure, resulting in excessive spillage and even creating a potential fire hazard.

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Roadstone Uses Air Cannons to Resolve Hopper Clogging

Martin Engineering has designed an innovative solution to address ratholing and clogging of limestone dust in the main hopper at a cement and concrete block production firm. Before implementing the changes, limestone dust extracted from the quarry was screened and loaded into the hopper, where gradual build-up left just a center hole for discharge, seriously affecting production.

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Martin Becomes Sole Distributor of CleanScrape™ Belt Cleaners

A worldwide leader in belt conveyor technology has become the sole distributor of the acclaimed CleanScrape™ Cleaner, as Martin Engineering takes exclusive responsibility for sales in all of Europe as well as in Russia, North Africa and the Middle East. The innovative belt cleaning system received the Australian Bulk Handling Award in the "Innovative Technology" category in 2013.

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Martin Expands Foundations™ Training Into Russia

Martin has announced the expansion of its conveyor safety training program, with its first seminar presented in Russia. Designed to raise the knowledge level and risk awareness of attendees, the groundbreaking session was conducted by Martin Engineering GmbH at the JSC Verhnebakansky Cement Plant in the Krasnodar region.

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New Vibration Work Cell Introduced

Martin Engineering has announced the design of a new manufacturing process to build its industrial vibrators, bringing a higher level of quality and consistency. With two cells now completed and fully operational, Martin Engineering has confirmed that the process delivers repeatable close-tolerance results for outstanding product uniformity, while cutting manufacturing time and reducing the physical demands on employees.

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Martin Engineering Introduces Redesigned EVO® External Wear Liner

Martin Engineering has redesigned an integral conveyor transfer point component to eliminate worker entry into the chute box for safer replacement, easier maintenance and reduced downtime. Conventional wear liners have historically been installed inside the chute, but the EVO® External Wear Liner is placed on the outside, improving skirtboard sealing and preventing spillage.

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Martin Engineering Introduces Cougar® Concrete Form Vibrators

A global leader in industrial vibration technology has introduced a lineup of long-life vibrators for precast concrete applications, built with heavier-duty materials for internal components than most competing designs. Cougar® Concrete Form Vibrators from Martin Engineering utilize Class H windings and a rigid alloy frame to withstand maximum force output levels for longer sustained periods.

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Martin Europe Hits Top 100 In “Great Place To Work” List

It has taken two years, but Martin Engineering Europe --with divisions in Italy, Britain, France, Spain, Turkey and headquartered in Walluf, Germany -- has made it into the top 100 on the list of Great Places to Work in Europe amongst companies with 500 employees or more! Announced at a gala held in Berlin, Germany on March 4th, 2015, the company was awarded the 55th position in a field of 600 participants.

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New CEMA Standard for Belt Cleaners

The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers’ Association (CEMA) has issued a new standard for the ranking of conveyor belt cleaners, a long-awaited publication that provides performance-based guidelines for specifying belt cleaners by establishing a specific formula for determining the level of difficulty in a given application.

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Martin Offers Products To Improve Tail Pulley Protection

Martin offers a complete line of high-performance components for reducing fugitive material entrapment and improving conveyor tail pulley protection under virtually any belt conditions. Martin Engineering has designed a family of products to provide consistent blade pressure across the belt plane, producing little wear on the splice, with specific designs for regular and heavy duty applications.

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Martin Engineering Co-Sponsors FIRST Robotics Teams

For the second year, Martin is co-sponsoring two teams of students building highly-functional robots, helping aspiring inventors and engineers continue their participation in the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competitions. Martin is providing its support to a Kewanee High School team, Notre Dame High School, and Quest Charter Academy in Peoria.

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Martin Engineering Offers Impact Cradles To Prevent Belt Damage

A global innovator in bulk handling technology offers a family of impact cradles engineered to prevent belt and mainframe damage and eliminate spillage of heavy materials. The Impact Cradles Heavy Duty (HD), Medium Duty (MD) and Light Duty (LD) feature a bed of steel angles lined by energy-absorbing impact bars with a top layer of low friction, ultra-high molecular weight (UHMW) plastic.

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New Slider Cradles Introduced By Martin Engineering

Martin has introduced two conveyor system components designed to mitigate expensive spillage and belt wear issues at material transfer points. The EVO® Slider Cradle and the Martin® Slider Cradle both support the belt and prevent spillage due to belt edge sag. Located under the skirt board in the chute box after the impact cradle, the units utilize “double-life” slider bars, which offer a superior seal.

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Martin Opens Office in Russia

Martin Engineering has announced the formation of a new business unit in Russia, created with an initial focus on applications for conveyor technologies, flow aids and engineered vibration. Martin Engineering made the announcement as the company continues to expand its presence in the Customs Union of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan, initially targeting industries that include coal and mining, cement, gas and oil.

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Martin Offers Employee Wellness Program

A global innovator of bulk material handling equipment has announced a pioneering step in the industry’s health care by opening a free on-site medical clinic for employees and their families. Martin Engineering built two fully equipped examination rooms and partnered with a local hospital to staff them with an experienced full-time nurse practitioner and a trained medical assistant.

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Introducing New Martin® QB1™ Cleaner HD

A new conveyor belt cleaner has been engineered to contain a smaller total volume of urethane, while maximizing the usable area, reducing the purchase price and overall cost of ownership. By minimizing the non-consumable portion of the blade, the heavy-duty primary belt cleaner delivers the same performance and durability as the model it replaces, while reducing the amount of urethane going to landfills.

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Martin Engineering Celebrates 70th Anniversary

A global innovator in bulk material handling is celebrating 70 years of designing high-quality equipment and accessories, serving customers in a wide range of industries around the world. Along with spearheading efforts in safety and education, Martin Engineering has had a profound impact on efficient operations in coal, cement, aggregate, biomass and other industries across 6 continents.

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Martin Expands Urethane Molding Capabilities

Martin Engineering has announced the design and manufacture of a custom molding cell for its polyurethane conveyor belt cleaners. By mixing, forming and curing its own designs in the modular work station – rather than subcontracting the production as most suppliers do – the company is taking complete control of the entire process, allowing one-day turnaround on most orders and even same-day shipping in many cases.

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GreensGroomer Uses Cougar® Truck Vibrators on Turf Sweepers

A manufacturer of synthetic turf grooming equipment has partnered with a pioneer of industrial vibration to improve reliability and reduce maintenance on its turf sweepers. In a move to extend the company’s mission of engineering the most functional and durable designs in the turf care industry, GreensGroomer specifies a matching pair of Cougar® DC-80 12V Vibrators on every Turf Sweeper.

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Innovative Conveyor Belt Skirting System Introduced By Martin Engineering

An innovator of modern bulk material handling technology has introduced a novel conveyor belt skirting system with a streamlined design engineered to fit virtually any conveyor with less maintenance and more efficiency. Martin® Self Adjusting Skirting prevents spillage and equipment breakdown caused by fugitive material by creating a constant tight seal to the belt.

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Martin Introduces SQC2S™ Secondary Cleaner

A global leader in bulk material handling technology has announced a secondary conveyor belt cleaner engineered to improve performance and reduce maintenance time, even as average belt speeds and loads continue to increase. The Martin® SQC2S™ Cleaner features individually cushioned tungsten carbide blades for effective cleaning without risk to the belt or splices.

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Ash Grove Cement Resolves Buildup with Air Cannons

The largest cement manufacturer in the nation has solved a buildup problem in the precalciner of its Nebraska plant by installing a network of high-performance air cannons, improving material flow and drastically reducing the need to hydro-lance. The series of 25 air cannons fires a powerful discharge of compressed air in a prescribed pattern to remove material that becomes adhered to the vessel walls.

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Orlando Utilities Adopts Innovative Dust Containment Measures

A key Florida power supplier has adopted a series of innovative dust containment measures on its coal handling system, helping the facility reduce potential hazards from fugitive material accumulations and significantly cut down the number of man-hours spent on clean-up. By limiting dust and spillage from one of its primary conveyors, the energy provider has reduced airborne particles.

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Full Suite of Safety Products Offered By Martin Engineering

A global leader in conveyor safety technology offers a suite of products and services to protect workers from fast-moving rollers and belts, helping bulk material handlers maintain safer and more productive operations. The components and training from Martin Engineering can be used alone or together to help prevent accidents and injuries, reducing risk while benefiting productivity.

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MartinPLUS® Offers Walk the Belt™ Service

Martin Engineering is helping conveyor users reduce operating costs and improve safety with inspection and maintenance programs designed specifically for each individual system. The Walk the Belt™ Program provides regularly-scheduled reviews of belts, cleaners, tracking, chutes, dust control and other components from experienced specialists to maximize productivity and reduce downtime.

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Silo Cleaning Services At Stark Excavating

A Ready-Mix Concrete plant has resolved material build-up issues in three storage silos where accumulation had slowed production and increased internal pressures, damaging the vessel walls and forcing a shutdown. By enlisting the services of a professional silo cleaning crew, Stark Excavating was able to have all three silos safely emptied and ready for repair in just ten working hours, without confined space entry.

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Martin Engineering Names Zambian Distributor

Martin Engineering RSA has named Fluid Base Industries as its full-service distributor in Zambia. Fluid Base will be a source for all Martin Engineering RSA products and services throughout the country, including conveyor belt cleaners, transfer point solutions, flow aids, safety products and training, belt support products, silo cleaning and other field services.

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Martin Engineering Introduces Cougar® B Series Vibrator

Bulk material handlers are improving process flow and efficiency with a lineup of heavy-duty vibrators so durable that they are rated for continuous duty even at maximum force settings. The Cougar® B Series Vibrators from Martin Engineering minimize accumulation in storage vessels, transfer chutes, dust collectors and other locations, maintaining throughput and reducing maintenance time required to clear blockages.

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New Industrial Vibrator Rental Program

Martin Engineering has introduced a new rental program for its line of industrial vibrators, designed for vibratory screens such as shale shakers and other solids separation equipment. The announcement from Martin Engineering represents the industry’s first factory-direct vibrator rental program for these applications, ensuring that customers are protected from surprise repair costs and the associated downtime.

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Martin Introduces New Belt Cleaner Specifically For Aggregate Industry

A global leader in bulk material handling technology has announced a conveyor belt cleaner engineered specifically for the aggregate industry. The Martin® PV Cleaner is a durable, one-piece blade that contains approximately 20% more urethane than comparable primary cleaners, yielding a longer life in challenging service conditions. This aggressive design for gravel applications is able to remove even wet, sticky sand.

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Silo Cleaning Without Confined Space Entry

Bulk material handlers now have a proven solution for blocked vessels and plugged discharge chutes, one that will remove build-ups, reclaim lost material and restore design capacity and flow rates. In most cases, MartinPLUS® Silo Cleaning eliminates the need for confined space entry and hazardous cleaning techniques such as explosives, water and air lancing.

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Martin Engineering Selects New Canadian Distributor

To improve customer service and component availability across Canada, two of the region’s most respected suppliers have announced an exclusive alliance to deliver bulk material handling solutions. The announcement comes from Martin Engineering in collaboration with BelterraCorporation, Canada’s largest distributor of conveyor belting and material flow handling products, accessories and services.

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NALC Saves Time and Money With Martin Products

North American Limestone Corporation (NALC) supplies high-quality limestone from their 243 Complex in Cloverdale, IN. The 243 Complex supplies crushed and fine limestone products to a wide range of industries in the Midwest that include animal feed producers, electric power generation, coal mining, industrial manufacturers and various construction segments.

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Upgraded Conveyor Components Improve Operations At GCC Cement

A producer of cement, ready-mixed concrete, and aggregates has completed a significant upgrade to its bulk material handling conveyors, helping the company eliminate waste and reduce maintenance, while minimizing potential risks from airborne dust and fugitive material build-up. By avoiding accumulations that required cleanup, the company is also reducing the need for maintenance personnel.

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Martin Introduces EVO® High Speed Roller Cradle

A new high speed impact cradle is designed to reduce roller and frame damage from heavy conveyor loading conditions in mining, coal handling, aggregates and other applications involving dense materials and/or high volumes. The rugged EVO® High Speed Roller Cradle is engineered to withstand brutal operating conditions, reducing roller failures and service requirements.

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Martin Introduces New Hybrid Air Cannon Design

A global leader in material flow aid technology has introduced a new hybrid air cannon design. The Martin® Typhoon Air Cannon features the simple one-line plumbing of a traditional solenoid operation with the power, efficiency and ease of maintenance advanced centrally-located valve designs.

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Martin Engineering Acquires TNJ Industries

In a move designed to strengthen its leadership position in dust control for bulk material handlers, Martin Engineering today announced the acquisition of TNJ Industries, an Arizona-based firm specializing in dust management for crushing and conveying of mined materials. The decision further broadens Martin Engineering’s extensive line of dust control products.

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Phola Coal Handling Facility Uses Hurricane Air Cannons

A high-volume coal handling operation in South Africa has solved material build-up problems in the transfer chute feeding its export silo and discard bin with a strategically-timed series of air cannons that blast the accumulation from chute and vessel walls, preventing bottlenecks and maintaining throughput rates. The air cannons from Martin Engineering are credited with eliminating the blockages.

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TCI Uses Martin Cleaners in Portable Conveyors

An innovative manufacturer is specifying high-efficiency belt cleaners for its standard and custom-designed conveyors, delivering premium performance and longevity, even in difficult service environments. TCI Manufacturing and Equipment includes one or more belt cleaners from Martin Engineering on every model in its broad line of stacking conveyors, transfer conveyors, barge loaders, trippers and floating conveyors.

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Martin Air Cleaners were installed at OPPD

Upgrades Make OPPD a Leader in PRB Safety

Material handling upgrades at the Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) have been so successful that the PRB Coal Users’ Group recently announced OPPD as recipient of the Plant of the Year Award. The PRB Coal Users Group recognizes a power plant each year for innovation and implementation of “best practices and best available technologies.”

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Martin Engineering Forms Strategic Alliance With CCC Group

Two global innovators in bulk material handling technologies have formed a strategic alliance specifically to design and manufacture state-of-the-art conveyor solutions for engineered transfer points. The announcement comes from Martin Engineering in partnership with CCC Group, an internationally-recognized general contractor that delivers construction, manufacturing, design and engineering services.

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Sasol Synfuels Conveyor Upgrades

One of South Africa’s oldest and most respected manufacturers of synthetic fuels, lubricants and chemicals is specifying high-performance idler frames and skirt seals on its coal conveyors, helping the company prevent spillage and small particles from escaping the material flow. The new components from Martin Engineering South Africa are proving effective at containing fugitive material, minimizing safety hazards and lost production time, while significantly reducing maintenance and wash water usage.

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EVO® High Speed Cradle Solves Problems At Arizona Mine

A new high-speed impact cradle has solved problems with roller and frame damage from heavy conveyor loading conditions at an Arizona mine-for-leach copper mine, where two open pits feed a crushing facility with a capacity of 103,000 metric tons per day. The customer estimates that the new cradles from Martin Engineering paid for themselves in just the first week of service.

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Martin® Replacement Blades Available In Variety of Shapes, Sizes, And Materials

Conveyor belt cleaner blades from Martin Engineering are available in a wide array of shapes, sizes and materials, designed with the company’s patented Constant-Area Radial Pressure (CARP) technology. Unlike most competing designs, the innovative engineered cleaners maintain the same contact area, blade angle and pressure to effectively remove virtually any type of material carryback.

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Martin Introduces New Retractable Nozzle

Martin Engineering has introduced a new 360º retractable air cannon nozzle that loosens stubborn build-up in pre-heater towers and large process vessels, extending into the material stream only during the firing cycle to protect the nozzles from extreme temperatures and abrasion. The new product solves two common industry problems: effectively dislodging accumulations in hard-to-reach areas.

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MartinPLUS® Silo Cleaning Eliminates Blockage At Illinois Cement

A leading manufacturer of cement and other building materials has overcome a severe blockage in its 80,000 ton capacity storage silo by employing an innovative pneumatic cleaning technology. The Illinois Cement facility experienced the blockage when a support cable on the reclaim screw conveyor came loose, sending thousands of pounds of material down into the silo at one time.

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Martin® Introduces Brush Cleaner

A new powered brush cleaner for conveyor belt applications has been introduced by Martin Engineering, 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 Brush Cleaner is an economical solution that provides high-performance, energy-efficient operation.

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Martin® Railcar Opener Resolves Slowdowns at CEMEX

A powerful pneumatic railcar opener has solved persistent work slowdowns caused by difficulty opening discharge gates, allowing the CEMEX Cement Terminal in Sacramento to maintain its aggressive schedule, while minimizing risk to personnel and damage to gates. The Martin® Railcar Opener improves unloading efficiency and speed, without gang tactics, stoop labor or excessive noise.

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Transfer Point Upgrades Reduce Dust And Spillage At Westar Energy

The largest electric utility in Kansas has announced completion of an upgrade program to redesign transfer chutes and load zones on the coal handling conveyors at its biggest coal-fired facility, drastically reducing dust and spillage. Worn chutes and skirtboards at Westar Energy’s Jeffrey Energy Center (JEC) were replaced with custom-designed components from Martin Engineering.

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Conveyor System Upgrades at Kinder Morgan Vancouver Wharves Facility

The largest independent terminal operator in North America has announced completion of a load-out hopper and four belt conveyors capable of carrying as much as 1,500 metric tons per hour of mineral ore concentrate, complete with five transfer points that comply with the company’s “zero spill” principle. The system of chutes and transfers was designed by Martin Engineering.

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Introducing New Line of Electric Screen Vibrators

A world leader in engineered vibration for bulk material handling has introduced a new family of electric screen vibrators for regular duty and hazardous environments. Designed to deliver up to 16,500 pounds of centrifugal force for efficient material separation, Martin® Screen Vibrators are built specifically to withstand the rigors of industrial applications and continuous use, and can run 24/7 as needed.

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New Martin Building in China Opens

Martin Engineering has announced a new full-service business location with manufacturing capabilities in Kunshan, in the Jiangsu Province of China. The new 10,000 square facility includes 8,000 square meters of manufacturing and warehouse operations and 2,000 square meters of office space, making it eight times larger than the company’s existing space.

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Martin® Washbox™ Installated At Midwestern Utility Plant

An innovative Michigan power supplier has installed customized wash boxes from Martin Engineering on its coal conveyor belts, slashing cleanup time while drastically reducing surface dust and airborne particles. Believed to be the first wash boxes used successfully on the tripper floor of a PRB coal operation in the U.S., the units have now been installed in six locations within the company’s network of Midwestern plants.

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Martin® Recommends Air Cleaner To Minimize Dust

To overcome the maintenance problems and operating costs of centralized dust control systems, Martin Engineering recommends the use of insertable air cleaners on conveyor transfer points and recently introduced an updated version of its insertable air cleaner. The Air Cleaner is very effective in applications which create significant dust.

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110 Air Cannons Installed At Votorantim Cimentos

One of the world’s leading manufacturers of cement, concrete and aggregates has specified a total of 110 air cannons to facilitate material flow in two new plants currently nearing completion in Brazil. Company officials anticipate that the cannons, equipped with high-efficiency valves, will prevent blockages that could slow production, while minimizing air consumption.

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Upgrades At Omaha Public Utilities

The Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) is one of the largest publicly owned electric utilities in the United States, serving more than 350,000 customers in 13 southeast Nebraska counties. Employing 2,300 people, it operates over 15,500 miles of electric transmission and distribution lines. Today the OPPD has a generating capacity of over 3,200 Megawatts, almost half of which is generated from coal.

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Martin® Air Cannons Improve Operations At Drake Cement

The newest cement company in the Southwest has specified a total of 53 air cannons to prevent accumulations and ensure process flow, with the timing and firing sequence determined primarily by programmable logic control. The efforts at Drake Cement have been so successful that the plant is now running at its rated capacity of about 100 short tons per hour.

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Martin Transfer Point Solutions Reduce Dust and Spillage At Hibbings Public Utilities

A power generating facility has completed the first phase of a program to reduce dust and spillage from its biomass fuel handling system, helping to prevent fugitive material from reaching nearby homes and businesses. The project included belt cleaners, new transfer points and modified chutes, settling zones and apron skirts, as well as vibration technology to improve material flow at key points.

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Air Cannons Remove Accumulated Material At Izmir Cimentas Plant

A leading Turkish cement producer has specified high-performance air cannons to replace an under-performing existing system, which was jeopardizing the plant’s output capacity by failing to remove accumulated material from the preheaters. The new air cannon network resolves build-up issues that previously needed manual removal on a daily basis.

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Air Cannon Network Eliminates Daily Shutdowns At Koda Energy

An innovative Minnesota energy company has eliminated labor-intensive air lancing to clean biomass ash from boiler walls by installing a series of high-powered air cannons to dislodge accumulations and restore process flow. The air cannon network at Koda Energy (Shakopee, MN) helps the facility avoid the daily shutdowns and maintenance hours that manual cleaning required.

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Martin Introduces New Line of Truck Vibrators

Martin Engineering has introduced a new line of truck vibrators. Martin’s Cougar® truck vibrators help drivers ensure complete emptying of bulk materials, reducing the need for personnel to enter dump beds for manual cleanout, and minimizing the need for people to climb into or out of a truck bed reducing the potential for injuries.

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Martin Engineering Introduces EVO® Return Roller

In a move aimed at delivering superior rolling support for conveyer belts, a global leader in conveyor technology has introduced a new return roller. The new design is a track-mounted, pivoting, return-side idler that allows service and replacement from one side of the conveyor. The track-mounted assembly utilizes 1-pin quick change functionality to make service fast and easy.

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Martin® Introduces Farside Tension Adjuster

A world leader in bulk materials handling has introduced a new belt cleaner mount to help ensure that maintenance of hard-to-reach secondary conveyor belt cleaners is fast, simple and safe. Engineered for durability and ease of operation with its straightforward design, the Farside Tension Adjuster provides a quick and easy method for adjusting secondary cleaners in locations with limited access.

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Announcing Todd Swinderman's Retirement

Martin Engineering has announced the retirement of Chief Technical Director Todd Swinderman as of December 31, 2011. He will continue to support key strategic initiatives with the company as an independent consultant. Swinderman dedicated his career to advancing Martin Engineering, with more than 32 years of service.

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A Complete Conveyor System Upgrade At Port of Seward

The Port of Seward has completed a conveyor system upgrade for its coal handling operations that has raised throughput by an estimated 20%, allowing Alaska’s largest coal producer to better compete for international customers. By installing a new Conveyor Load Zone from Martin Engineering, the terminal has increased the average load rate for the entire ship loading process.

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Martin Introduces New Heavy-Duty Primary Cleaner With QC1™ Cleaner HD Max

A new heavy-duty primary cleaner from Martin Engineering has been engineered and designed specifically for challenging conveyor applications. The QC1™ Cleaner HD Max effectively removes material from the belt and is tough enough to handle harsh conditions without compromise or overkill. The QC1™ Cleaner HD Max features a unique blade profile, one-piece mainframe and Spring Tensioner.

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Martin Introduces QC1™ Cleaner HD with Metal Tipped Blade

A new, high-quality cleaning blade for use on vulcanized conveyor belts features a special polyurethane blend and tungsten carbide tip to deliver service life 2-3 times longer than conventional urethane blades. Designed to provide excellent cleaning performance immediately, avoiding any break-in period, the Martin® QC1™ Cleaner HD with a metal tip maintains consistent tension without frequent adjustment.

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QC1™ Cleaner PD Is Newest Addition to Line of Quick Change Belt Cleaners

Martin Engineering’s QC1™ Cleaner PD improves cleaning performance and extends life at an “easy on the budget” price. The latest addition to the company’s line of “Quick Change” belt cleaners, the QC1™ Cleaner PD provides maximum performance and durability across a wide range of applications, all at competitive prices.

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Martin Introduces Patent-Pending Removable Nozzle

Martin Engineering has introduced a patent-pending Removable Nozzle for use with air cannon systems in high-temperature applications. The new Martin® Removable Nozzle will reduce downtime during refractory replacement by eliminating the need to dismount the air cannon from outside the vessel to change the nozzle on the inside.

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Significant System Updates Completed At Northern Indiana Public Service Company

One of Indiana’s largest power generators recently completed significant upgrades to its bulk material handling system, reducing fugitive material and the issues that it causes. By updating the facility’s longest conveyor, company officials have seen reduced dust and spillage, contributing to greater plant safety, productivity and environmental responsibility.

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Martin Products Improve Material Handling At Vactor Manufacturing

One of the world’s leading manufacturers of industrial vacuum loaders, hydro excavators and sewer cleaners is employing engineered vibration technology to improve off-loading of industrial waste, including difficult materials such as dry bulk powders, slurries and even thick sludge. The ability to quickly and completely evacuate the debris hopper raises productivity, while avoiding the need for worker intervention.

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Material Backups and Maintenance Reduced At Superior Midwest Energy Terminal

A high-volume coal transshipment terminal has eliminated material backups and reduced maintenance -- while extending conveyor belt life -- with custom-engineered transfer chutes. Designed and constructed specifically to address the flow rate and physical characteristics of the terminal’s coal, the chutes have helped to avoid blockage and minimize fugitive material, reducing costly interruptions to clear plugged sections.

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Martin Engineering Acquires Clean Cat Conveyors

Martin Engineering has taken another step in its expansion into India with the acquisition of an Indian manufacturer of conveyor components and systems, Clean Cat Conveyors Pvt Ltd., of Goa. The acquisition of Clean Cat Conveyors follows closely on the heels of Martin Engineering’s announcement in February of the opening of a business unit, Martin Engineering Company India Pvt Ltd., in Pune, India.

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Martin Engineering Now Offering Custom-Engineered Vibration Technology

Martin Engineering has announced that it has begun offering custom-engineered vibration technology for manufacturers of shakers, separators, wash plants and other process equipment that uses vibration as a working force. This new capability will open up a wide range of new possibilities for equipment designers who have traditionally been forced to engineer their products around existing vibrator models.

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Martin Releases New Edition of Foundations™ Book

The new edition of the Foundations™ Book is a 576-page book that provides information to industries where the efficient handling of bulk materials is key to productivity and profitability. The book provides information of value for personnel at all levels from plant managers, plant and conveyor engineers, safety and maintenance managers and operation personnel.

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Foundations™ Training Now Available Online

Martin Engineering has now added an online course to its library of Foundations™ Training programs that teach personnel to make the operation and maintenance of belt conveyors cleaner, safer and more productive. Martin is expanding its workshop series into three customizable training programs, with the Operations & Maintenance Seminar available as an online course.

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Martin Engineering Expanding Foundations™ Training Program

Martin Engineering has expanded its Foundations™ Training Program on the design and development of more productive belt conveyors to offer three customizable seminars. Training is available to suit individuals with varied levels of experience and responsibility. Attendees attain a better understanding of conveyor safety and performance, helping to justify upgrade investments and increase profitability.

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Cougar® Truck Vibrators Result In Faster Emptying For Humphries Haulage

A UK haulage company is cutting its tipping time in half by using a Cougar® 24V truck vibrator to more efficiently empty dump beds. Humphries Haulage reports faster turnarounds and an ability to make more runs per day, while improving safety by avoiding the need for manual cleanout. Company officials have also cited reduced stress on truck brakes and body mounts among the benefits.

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Martin Engineering Acquires Cougar Industries

Martin Engineering, the world’s largest supplier of industrial vibrators, has announced the acquisition of Cougar Industries (Peru, IL), a manufacturer of high-quality industrial vibrators made in the USA. Martin Engineering plans to retain the Cougar name and continue operations in Peru as a division of Martin Engineering. Cougar has a great reputation for high quality, heavy-duty electric vibrators operating on alternating & direct current.

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Martin Announces Plans To Open New Office in India

Martin Engineering has announced plans to open a business unit in Pune, India in 2011. Already incorporated in India, Martin Engineering completed a detailed market study and entry strategy in 2010, finding huge potential in further developing its business there. Martin is looking forward to its role as a full-service supplier to the cement, steel, power and mining industries in India.

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Martin® Announces New Generation of Conveyor Guards

An industry leader in delivering safer, more productive bulk materials handling has announced a new generation of conveyor guards. Conveyor Guards enable workers to do their jobs with reduced risk and greater efficiency, while helping to ensure plant compliance with safety standards and regulations. Providing a simple, flexible and effective solution to conveyor guarding, the new designs help keep personnel safe.

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New Conveyor Idler Aligner Introduced by Martin Engineering

A new conveyor idler aligner featuring a safe and effective method to manually fine tune OEM-style self-adjusting idlers has been introduced by Martin Engineering. The Idler Aligner ensures precise adjustment, using a handle and comb for course modification, with slots for finer tuning. Proper alignment is an extremely important factor in a conveyor system, as a misaligned belt can cause uneven wear.

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Martin Introduces Updated Inspection Doors

To improve conveyor maintenance, Martin Engineering has introduced an updated, low-profile version of its industry-standard inspection and access door. Installed to allow inspection and maintenance access inside belt conveyor transfer chutes and other enclosures, the improved Inspection Door features a low profile that minimizes dust accumulation on door and frame while providing a dust-tight seal.

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Martin Introduces New Multi Valve Air Cannon

Martin has introduced a multi-port air cannon system featuring advanced valve design. The Multi Valve Air Cannon from Martin Engineering is a multi-valve, multi-port air cannon solution that provides up to five application points utilizing a single 60-gallon reservoir. The air cannon protects components and workers from hazardous environments.

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