Martin Engineering

Bulk Material Handling Technologies for Mining Applications

One Martin Place, Neponset, Illinois 61345-9766, United States of America



Martin Engineering is a global leader in technologies that make bulk materials handling cleaner, safer and more productive. Since 1944, MARTIN® products have improved belt conveyors by controlling dust and spillage at transfer points, removing carry-back and controlling belt tracking. 

Bulk material-handling management

Martin Engineering specialises in belt cleaners, air cannons, engineered vibration, transfer point technologies, dust management and belt alignment. The company also provides specialised services, including equipment installation, process improvement, maintenance and silo cleaning. All MARTIN products and services are covered by the company’s ‘absolutely, positively, no excuses guarantee.’

Our success can be attributed to the development of practical, field-proven, cost-effective answers for real-life problems. MARTIN products are designed for tough industrial conditions, built to allow easy maintenance and engineered for simplicity, cleanliness, safety and efficiency. The company’s material handling solutions are personalised to meet each customer’s unique requirements.   

Mining belt conveyors and dust control

We have invested heavily in facilities and equipment in order to become a world-class manufacturing operation. The corporate headquarters in Neponset, Illinois, is a 130,000ft² (12,126m²) facility, including 109,000ft² (10,077m²) of manufacturing space, 19,000ft² (1,765m²) of office space and a 2,000ft² (186m²) training center. 

Internal manufacturing operations include the latest NC and CNC machining, stamping, punching and forming machinery, welding and flame cutting operations, urethane molding operations, painting, assembly and packaging operations, as well as a comprehensive tool and die department. 

Martin Engineering routinely machines and fabricates a variety of materials, including ductile and gray iron, mild and stainless steel and aluminum, as well as steel and aluminum castings and molded polyurethane and plastics.

Bulk materials-handling innovation

Martin Engineering’s center for bulk materials handling innovation adds an additional 22,630ft² (2,100m²) of research and development laboratories at the company’s Neponset campus.

This new building houses environmental, metals, polymers and bulk materials laboratories, as well as test areas for conveyor products, air cannons and engineered vibration. Facilities include a 44-seat training room with a kitchen and break-out area, plus a state-of-the-art video conferencing center.

International bulk handling for mining

In recent news, Martin Engineering has announced plans to open a business unit in Pune, India, in 2011. Active in the India market since 2004, the company established a solid presence through its licensee, Thejo, to distribute and support selected bulk material-handling technologies across the continent.

Already incorporated in India, Martin Engineering completed a detailed market study and entry strategy in 2010, finding huge potential in further developing its business there and serving customers directly.

The firm maintains its global reach from operations in Brazil, China, France, Germany, Indonesia, Mexico, South Africa, Turkey, and the UK.

Air Cleaner

The Martin® compact dust collector can be installed above a conveyor transfer to capture airborne dust and collect particles in its foam filter. The cleaner's reverse pulse returns dust to main cargo stream.

ApronSeal™ Double Skirting

The ApronSeal double skirting from Martin Engineering offers effective sealing for higher speed belts. The skirting provides a dual sealing system in a single construction piece.

Brush Cleaner

Martin Engineering's brush belt cleaners are designed to remove fine matter and residue from conveyor belts that are ribbed, flighted, grooved, or chevroned. Martin offers a selection of brush belt cleaners so customers can choose one most suitable for their operation and budget.

EVO® Combination Cradle

The EVO® combination cradle is a powerful and adjustable load support that helps prevent dust and spillage in the conveyor load zone. EVO also removes gaps between conveyor belt idlers, to provide a sealing surface for skirting.

EVO® Slider Cradle

Martin Engineering's EVO slider cradle is similar to other products in the EVO range, but it also features track-mounted sub-assemblies. The edge support bars and centre support roller slide into position on the track, making it quicker and easier to install and maintain the cradle.

QC1™ Cleaner HD

Martin engineering manufacturers the QC1 cleaner; a single, curved, urethane blade for heavy-duty applications. The QC1 cleaner out-performs equivalent belt scrapers in primary belt cleaning.

Replacement Urethane Blades

Martin Engineering offers replacement belt cleaner blades that are suitable for belt cleaning systems of any manufacturer. The urethane blades are colour-coded according to performance and conditions use.

SQC2S™ Cleaner

Martin Engineering's SQC2S™ secondary conveyor belt cleaner for medium to heavy-duty applications is suitable for belt widths of 18in to 96in, operating at speeds up to 5.1m per second.

Surfactant Dust System

Surfactant agents reduce surface tension of water, improve its ability to wet surfaces and form fine droplets. Reduced surface tension, random collisions between droplets of water and dust fines result in the wetting and enlargement of the dust particles, so that they drop out of suspension in the air.

Martin Tracker™

The Martin® Tracker™ conveyor belt tracking system provides continuous and precise adjustment of the patented parallel steering / training system keeps the belt tracking properly and prevents wandering conveyor belts. The Tracker reduces damage to edges, prevents spillage and extends belt life.

Martin Products for the Mining Industry

When you must move tons of ore to yield only pounds or even ounces of refined material, the efficiency of the material handling system is the key to success. Martin Engineering products and services improve the handling of raw, crushed or processed ore through mine and mill.

Dust Management: Control, Suppresion, Filtration

The adverse impact of dust is limited only by the distance it can be carried through the air. Issues for the operation and its employees include the risk of explosion health problems, safety hazards, material loss, increased maintenance requirement equipment damage, regularatory citations and fines and decreased productivity.

Martin Engineering Corporate Profile

Established in 1944, Martin Engineering is the leading international developer, manufacturer and supplier of innovations to make the handling of bulk materials cleaner, safer and more productive.

Conveyor Belt Tracking Systems for Reduced Hazards and Spillage

A global leader in bulk material handling solutions provides a family of responsive conveyor belt tracking systems that mitigate misalignment, rather than correcting it after the fact, even on reversing belts, to promote conveyor efficiency and safety.

Martin Engineering Announces New Business Unit in Russia

A global leader in bulk material-handling technology has announced the formation of a new business unit in Russia, created with an initial focus on applications for conveyor technologies, flow aids and engineered vibration.

Low Maintenance Conveyor Belt Plows Extend Tail Pulley Life

A global leader in bulk material handling technology offers a complete line of high-performance components for reducing fugitive material entrapment and improving conveyor tail pulley protection under virtually any belt conditions.

Safety Solutions for Conveyor Applications

A global leader in conveyor safety technology offers a suite of products and services to protect workers from fast-moving rollers and belts, helping bulk material handlers maintain safer and more productive operations.

Martin Engineering Acquires TNJ Industries

Martin Engineering announced its acquisition of TNJ Industries, an Arizona-based firm specialising in dust management for crushing and conveying of mined materials. The decision further broadens Martin Engineering's extensive line of dust control products for bulk material handlers, allowing customers to benefit from an even wider range of components and experience to address fugitive material issues.

Cougar B Series Vibrators Rated for Continuous Duty

The Cougar® B series vibrators from Martin Engineering minimise accumulation in storage vessels, transfer chutes, dust collectors and other locations, maintaining throughput and reducing maintenance time required to clear blockages. All models are totally-enclosed, non-vented (TENV) designs with class H high-temperature windings and enclosures rated IP-66.

Martin Engineering Expands its Conveyor Training Programmes

Martin Engineering has expanded its Foundations™ training programme on the design and development of more productive belt conveyors to offer three customisable seminars. Training is available to suit individuals with varied levels of experience and responsibility, from new-hire to senior engineer.

Martin Engineering Acquires TNJ Industries

In a move designed to strengthen its leadership position in dust control for bulk material handlers, Martin Engineering today announced the acquisition of TNJ Industries, an Arizona-based firm specializing in dust management for crushing and conveying of mined materials.

Martin® PV Cleaner

A global leader in bulk material handling technology has announced a conveyor belt cleaner engineered specifically for the aggregate industry.

Martin® Replaceable Tip Cleaner

In a move designed to reduce landfill waste from worn-out conveyor belt cleaners, while reducing labor time and safety risks associated with blade changeouts, Martin Engineering has announced a new family of replaceable tips to maximise the amount of usable material on each cleaner blade.

EVO® High Speed Roller Cradle

A new high speed impact cradle is designed to reduce roller and frame damage from heavy conveyor loading conditions in mining, coal handling, aggregates and other applications involving dense materials and/or high volumes.

GCC Cement Upgrades Conveyors

A global producer of cement, ready-mixed concrete, aggregates and related products has completed a significant upgrade to its bulk material handling conveyors, helping the company eliminate waste and reduce maintenance, while minimizing potential risks from airborne dust and fugitive material build-up.

Combination Cradle Absorbs Impacts in Conveyor Loading Zones

An innovative impact cradle design is helping bulk material handlers protect conveyor belts and structures from falling material in loading zones, reducing equipment damage and downtime while stabilizing the belt line to prevent dust and spillage.

New Conveyor Belt Cleaner for Challenging Conditions

A new powered brush cleaner for conveyor belt applications has been introduced by Martin Engineering, a rotating design that removes material accumulation and dust in difficult applications. Well suited to belts that use raised elements (cleats, chevrons, ribs or lugs) to assist in carrying material, the Martin® Brush Cleaner is an economical solution that provides high-performance, energy-efficient operation, even in conditions involving sticky materials or stringy fibers, such as coal and biomass.

New Transfer Chutes Clamp Down on Coal Dust at Westar Energy

The largest electric utility in Kansas has announced completion of an upgrade program to redesign transfer chutes and load zones on the coal handling conveyors at its biggest coal-fired facility, drastically reducing dust and spillage.

Martin Engineering Releases Updated Air Cleaner

To overcome the maintenance problems and operating costs of centralized dust control systems, Martin Engineering recommends the use of insertable air cleaners on conveyor transfer points and recently introduced an updated version of its insertable air cleaner.

Martin Engineering Introduces New Family of Electric Screen Vibrators

A world leader in engineered vibration for bulk material handling has introduced a new family of electric screen vibrators for regular duty and hazardous environments. Designed to deliver up to 16,500 pounds of centrifugal force for efficient material separation, Martin® Screen Vibrators are built specifically to withstand the rigors of industrial applications and continuous use, and can run 24/7 as needed.

Martin Engineering Improves Paint System at World Headquarters

Martin Engineering recently installed a new and improved paint system at its Neponset, IL location. This new system is already up and running and producing high-quality paint jobs. The new system is much more comprehensive than the previous paint system and consists of four steps; washing, drying, painting, and curing.

Martin Engineering Finalises Plans for New Larger Facility in China

A global leader in conveyor technology and bulk materials handling has announced final plans for a new 10,000m² (107,600ft²) facility in Kunshan, which is in the Jiangsu Province of China. Scheduled to open in late 2011, the new Martin Engineering building will house 8,000m² (86,1

Conveyor Seminar Highlights Safety and Productivity in Coal Industry

Two of the coal industry's leaders in conveyor technology have completed a one-day conveyor safety symposium to introduce strategies and innovations to raise safety education and standardize maintenance practices to further reduce the risk of injury from working on and around conveyors.

Martin Engineering

One Martin Place

Neponset

Illinois 61345-9766

United States of America

+1 309 852 2384 +1 800 814 1553 www.martin-eng.com