Martin Engineering sets ‘new standard’ in conveyor put on liner technologies
Posted by Daniel Gleeson on 16th March 2023
Martin Engineering has introduced what it says is a new normal in put on liner technologies with the Manufactured Canoe Liner.
Produced from sturdy urethane moulded about a rugged steel plate to absorb effect and abrasion from the punishing bulk handling atmosphere, the Manufactured Canoe Liner is anticipated to provide extended gear life, longer periods of dust and spillage manage, enhanced security and significantly less upkeep, lowering the general price of operation, according to the enterprise.
With the protective plate integrated straight into the urethane liner, the style delivers superior shielding of the skirt sealing program and chute wall from heavy, quick-moving cargo, it says.
“This is a shift in the engineering and function of put on liners,” Dave Mueller, Manager of Conveyor Items for Martin Engineering, stated. “Like most conveyor elements, the style has evolved into a element that is extra productive, safer to retain and extra reputable.”
Previously, most put on liners had been sheets of steel welded onto the internal chute wall of the conveyor loading zone. These protected the wall from the punishing effects of splashing, shifting and abrasive material. But given that they are put on components, periodic replacement of these early styles involved enclosed chute entry and hot function working with a blow torch, which expected certification and supervision, whilst operating the danger of igniting explosive dust. The steel plates typically did not efficiently defend the rubber skirt seal, major to extra frequent skirt replacements.
Additionally, the put on liner’s position normally left a gap involving the liner and the skirting, which captured little lumps of material that could harm the belt. These style troubles resulted in excessive downtime, premature gear replacement and further labor to monitor and retain.
The Martin Manufactured Canoe Liner is an engineered urethane strip moulded straight about a protective steel plate. The special strategy avoids the bonding troubles widespread to earlier styles, stopping urethane separation from the plate that could harm the belt and enclosure, the enterprise says.
Every section has a series of two in (51 mm) lengthy bracket holes for vertical adjustment. The bottom “belt side” of the liner is reduce to an optional 20º, 35º, or 45º angle to maximise belt sealing and defend the softer material of the skirt seal from premature put on. Based on the weight and abrasiveness of the conveyed material, consumers can pick a urethane thickness of 1.three-two in (33-51 mm).
Delivered in storable cartridges 48 in (1,219 mm) in length, the units can be reduce on web-site to match the wants of the chute. The cartridges can also be installed vertically on top rated of one particular yet another to accommodate taller chute walls or raised enclosures. Like the reduce sections, the upper units can be adjusted as properly, Martin Engineering added.
As material steadily erodes the Manufactured Canoe Liner, the bottom trough angle continues to defend the skirting. If there are substantial gaps involving the belt and liner, every person cartridge can be adjusted by a single technician working with a socket wrench, the enterprise claims. Replacement is carried out by removing the worn units, mounting every new cartridge and cutting the finish piece to match. This reduces what employed to be a one particular or two day job to one particular to two hours, according to the enterprise.
“Martin is frequently in search of to innovate every single aspect of the bulk handling course of action with the aim of creating it safer, extra productive and less complicated to retain,” Mueller stated. “The introduction of the Manufactured Canoe Liner achieves our objectives by enhancing efficiency and lowering the price of operation.”