Martin Engineering Bulk Material Handling Technologies for Mining Applications
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.
Products and Services
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.
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.
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.
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® Mandrel Belt Cleaner Mount – Technical Data Sheet
Used with the MARTIN® Twist™ tensioner, the unique MARTIN® Mandrel belt cleaner mount simplifies belt cleaner service. Please download this free white paper to find out more
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.
Martin Engineering: Transfer Point Products
Through proper design and maintenance, bulk material handling operations can run cleanly, safely and efficiently.
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 Vibration Technology Brochure
Martin Engineering has released a brochure on its service offering in applied vibration technology.
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.
San Rafael Zinc-Lead-Silver Project
Poplar Grove Mine (Buck Creek No.2 Mine), Kentucky
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