A global leader in conveyor belt cleaning technologies, Martin Engineering, has released a new conveyor belt cleaner. The new product, the SQC2S RM (reduced mini) cleaner, has been designed specifically for applications in which there is limited space for installation.
Allowing for cleaning in close quarters, the compact secondary belt cleaner is built with a narrow profile, in order to resist material build-up. The design includes patented rubber buffers to maintain cleaning pressure, which are engineered to deflect splices, allowing them to pass without damaging the belt or cleaner. This is even possible on reversing belts.
The SQC2S RM needs only 134 mm of space between the tip of the blade and the bottom of the mainframe. Tensioners are also included, allowing the simple adjustment of blade-to-belt pressure maintaining cleaning efficiency, regardless of blade wear.
The unit can be used in applications operating in temperatures between -34°C and 149°C, and is suitable for belt widths of between 450 and 1829 mm, operating at speeds of 3.81 m/sec.
In addition, rugged construction uses individually-cushioned stainless steel blades that have tungsten carbide tips, allowing for effective cleaning with negligible risk to belt, splice, or blade. It can also withstand punishing operating conditions, including corrosive environments, high-speed belts, and high-tonnage loads.
“The blades conform to the belt profile, adjusting individually to deliver continuous contact across the belt,” said Dave Mueller, Conveyor Products Manager at Martin Engineering. “In a perfect world, bulk materials would load uniformly, wearing the blade evenly, but that rarely happens. By having multiple segments attached to a single rigid assembly, the tension can be maintained and adjusted accurately, quickly, and safely.”
Similar to other designs in Martin Engineering’s SQC2 product line, the removal and replacement of blades is a simple operation, achieved by removing the lock pin from the main support assembly before sliding out the cartridge. These lock pins are key components of the company’s “no-reach design,” allowing workers to conduct lockout and tag-out procedures more safely.
Martin Engineering is a global innovator in the bulk materials handling industry, developing new solutions to common problems and participating in industry organisations to improve safety and productivity.
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