FOUNDATIONS™ The Practical Resource for Cleaner, Safer, More Productive Dust & Material Control
Martin Engineering’s Foundations™ book is an internationally-recognised, non-commercial resource for conveyor safety, maintenance and operations training - with more than 22 000 print copies in circulation around the world. The hardbound 500+ page reference text is available in several languages and has been downloaded thousands of times.
Organised into seven sections, the content includes Safe Bulk Material Handling, Loading the Belt, Return Run of the Belt, Dust Management, Leading-Edge Concepts, Conveyor Maintenance and the Big Picture of Bulk Materials Handling.
The objective is to provide the bulk materials handling industry with the most current research, reliable technical data and best practices to achieve safe, efficient, highly productive conveyor operation.
Higher production demands across all bulk handling segments require increased efficiency at the lowest cost of operation, in the safest and most effective manner possible. As conveyor systems become wider, faster and longer, more energy output and more controlled throughput will be needed. With an increasingly stringent regulatory environment, cost-conscious plant managers need a source for reliable information on equipment and design options that align with their long-term goals for the best return on investment (ROI).
Conveyor safety is not a modern trend bred by government regulation; it is a common-sense idea as old as the first conveyor design. In the modern age, safety is a key factor in worker protection, reduced insurance rates, well-managed maintenance and a lower total cost of operation.
Organisations that embrace safety show significant performance advantages over the competition. The proof is reflected in fewer accidents, greater productivity and improved efficiency, along with above industry average financial returns and higher share prices.