Impact Cradle MD

Installed under the belt conveyor loading zone, Martin® Impact Cradles absorb the force of falling material to prevent damage to the belt and structure and to help eliminate spillage.

Features and Benefits:

  • Steel reinforcement for impact bars; each impact bar is reinforced with a bed of steel angles
  • Adjustable supports make installation easy; wings adjust to match any standard trough angle
  • Allows compensation for wear; eccentrics in wing supports allow outer bars five degrees of wear adjustment
  • Durable impact bars; rugged bars are composed of a top layer of low friction UHMW and a lower layer of energy-absorbing urethane
  • Simple bar replacement; impact bars are each secured with four bolts
  • Meets CEMA design standards; impact Cradle conforms to CEMA Standard No. 502-1998 & 575-2000 Bulk Material Belt Conveyor Troughing and Return Idlers
  • Engineered to fit Your conveyor; the Martin® Impact Cradle MD is available for belts from 24 to 72 inches (500 to 2000 mm) wide
  • Rugged structure stands up to abuse; sturdy cradle base is formed channels

Our technicians and engineers are available to provide expert advice and assistance on this product and all of your bulk material handling questions and problems. Please contact us today and let us help!

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Martin Transfer Point Solution Saves Mainframe
A nickel mining plant was experiencing excessive equipment wear and damage at a main transfer point leading from the rotary dryer, handling 71,430 tons per month of bulk material. The impact force of cargo on an unsupported belt was cracking idlers and bending the mainframe. The damage forced operators to shut down the entire system regularly to repair mainframe damage and replace broken equipment.
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Impact Cradles Minimize Conveyor Belt Damage
A drop of approximately 23 feet onto the belt proved hard on conveyor components, causing excessive wear and damage to both the belt and idlers. Martin® Impact Cradles absorb the impact originating in lumps of material landing on the belt. The cradles prevent impact damage to the belt and other conveyor components and stabilize the belt line to reduce load zone spillage.
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Martin® Impact Cradles Boost Steel Production From 15% to 100%
As production increased at a steel production facility in Mexico, the existing impact cradles started to fail. After inspection, Martin® Impact Cradles were recommended due to the extreme operation conditions. Martin® Impact Cradles had been installed in the client's other mines so they were familiar with the product and knew these impact cradles would solve the problem.
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