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Martin Engineering launches its Mr Blade conveyor belt optimisation program in Italy

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Global bulk handling equipment solutions company Martin Engineering has launched its Mr Blade TM conveyor belt optimisation program in Italy’s construction materials sector.

Martin Engineering launches its Mr Blade conveyor belt optimisation program in Italy

Mr BladeTM is a direct-to-site service to maintain and replace belt-cleaner blades. Already establised in the USA and UK, the programme helps materials manufacturers to to keep their conveyor belts running.

Martin Engineering developed Mr BladeTM after studies found that 9 out of 10 conveyor belt cleaners in operation were neither installed nor maintained properly. Conveyor belt cleaners that aren’t looked after create material carry-back and spillage, increasing risks to health (from airborne dust) and safety (due to manual handling to clear build-ups). Poorly maintained belt cleaners can also increase wear-and-tear on the belt, exacerbate downtime and reduce productivity.

In Italy, Martin Engineering is already operating in industries like energy and steel. Through the launch of their Mr BladeTM programme, Martin Engineering hopes to extend this offering to smaller sites – such as quarries, concrete and asphalt plants – which may not have their own on-site resources to maintain every aspect of the plant.

Simone Memmola, Italy’s first Mr BladeTM technician

Italy’s first Mr BladeTM technician is Simone Memmola who covers the north of Italy. As a conveyor specialist – equipped with a mobile workshop van – Simone’ job is to carry out maintenance, replacing worn or failing components before they lead to a breakdown that stops production.

Martin Engineering expects to launch Mr BladeTM in other European countries later this year.

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