Martin Engineering releases new conveyor belt cleaners
Published by Rebecca Bowden,
Martin engineering has created a family of primary conveyor belt cleaners for the world’s fastest, most heavily-loaded belts, with industrial-strength construction, minimal maintenance and a long service life, even when under difficult conditions. The SHD Cleaners have been proven on belts of up to 10 ft. wide, speeds up to 2000 fpm and loads of up to 300 000 tpd. The massive urethrane blades deliver up to 42 in.2 of wear surface, and there is a broad range of colour-coded, high-performance blades available. As such, the cleaners can be specified to suit a wide variety of materials and performance requirements.
The SHD Series was specifically developed for super heavy-duty applications and has structural steel components to prevent bending of the main frame. This helps eliminate carry-back, reduces emergency outages and minimises unscheduled downtime.
“This design can allow conveyor operators to improve maintenance planning and reduce expenses,” observed Product Engineer Daniel Marshall. “With lower maintenance requirements, it saves money through fewer repairs and blade replacements, as well as faster service procedures,” he said. “The reduced carry-back means improved working conditions and plant safety, maximised equipment life and reduced cleanup.”
“The SHD Series was originally designed for a severe-duty mining application, built to handle the overburden at one of the largest pit mines in the world,” Marshall continued. “Every cleaner they tried was getting destroyed by the harsh conditions. There just wasn’t an¬ything on the market that could withstand the speed and abrasive forces, so we completely re-engineered the conventional belt cleaner design, from the I-beam frame to the huge blade segments. In fact, these cleaners are so large that we had to invent a way to properly tension them,” he said.
The SHD 1200 Series Cleaner is built for high-speed conveyors with a head pulley larger than 48 in. dia. and belt widths from 42 – 120 in. With blades up to 12 in. tall, a heavy structural steel frame prevents bending, even with high tonnages and large lumps. The cleaner was designed in tandem with its tensioner system to provide effective cleaning and reduced service requirements. Fully compatible with reversing conveyors and belts with mechanical splices, it has a service temperature range of 34 – 149°C and can be used in corrosive conditions or underground applications.
The SHD 600 Series Cleaner is installed in the primary position, but is designed for pulleys smaller than 48 in. Built for tough, mine-grade cleaning, the unit ‘s durability has been proven in some of the bulk handling industry’s toughest applications.
The SHD product family is finding utility in a variety of industries, wherever applications involve large high-speed belts.
Edited from various sources by Rebecca Bowden
Read the article online at: https://www.worldcement.com/product-news/24092015/martin-engineering-releases-new-conveyor-belt-cleaners-660/
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