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Air Cannons: The "Force Multiplier" Effect

Air Cannons can free up staff time, reduce manpower, increase productivity, improve equipment utilization, and enhance safety. These benefits contribute to a "force multiplier" effect where air cannons allow staff and manpower to be utilized more effectively in other areas across the operation.

What you will learn:

  • Reduce the manpower required to maintain a smooth production flow
  • Ensure equipment is utilized to its full potential
  • Eliminate risks by offering a safe and remote method for clearing blockages
Belt Conveyor Optimization
Increase Profitability with Conveyors

Increase Profitability

High-level look at the impact fugitive material has on facilities using conveyors and a deep dive into issues with fugitive material.

Conveyor Belt Support

Belt Support

Learn how proper belt support contributes to cleaner, safer, and more productive bulk material handling.

Conveyor Belt Transition Distance

Belt Transition Distance

Often times designers shorten transition distance to reduce costs and/or fit conveyors into an existing space. 

Preserving Conveyor Belt Top Cover

Preserving Belt Top Cover

Identify impingement & impact damage and drastically reduce or prevent it altogether while adding years to the life of your belt!

Belt Damage

Belt Damage

Most experts suggest that conveyor belts can last 15 years. If your belts aren't lasting that long, they might be damaged. Belt damage can be prevented. 

Belt Mistracking

Belt Mistracking

A mistracked belt will prematurely damage, cause spillage, and put a strain on limited resources. Here we discuss the correct strategies to keep the belt running straight.

Justifying Conveyor Improvements

Justifying Improvements

Learn how to justify conveyor projects by demonstrating it is more costly to not do a project than to do it.

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Splicing & Fugitive Material

Conveyor belting must be joined together to make a continuous loop through splicing. There are several important factors to consider when splicing.

Conveyor Load Zone Maintenance

Load Zone Maintenance

Conveyor dust and spillage, found at a load zone, can be reduced with proper maintenance. 

Conveyor Head Pulley and Inspection

Head Pulley Maintenance & Inspection

If your facility has ever experienced belt mistracking or carryback, it may be due to errors at the head pulley.

Belt Tracking and Cupping

Belt Tracking & Cupping

It’s not easy for new operations and maintenance personnel to understand how to prevent belts from mistracking. 

CEMA Conveyor Belt Tracking Allowance Guide

CEMA Conveyor Belt Mistracking Allowance Guide

Review the Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association's guide for allowable mistracking on conveyor belts in bulk material handling.

Top 5 Oversights

Design, Build, & Upgrades

Belt conveyors have maintenance needs, operation limitations, and they can pose hazards to workers. 

Are Your Skirts Rubbing You Wrong?

Are Your Skirts Rubbing You Wrong?

This webinar covers best practices for belt height, length, and skirtboard spacing to reduce wear and fugitive material.     

Carryback & Belt Cleaning
Belt Cleaner Selection

Belt Cleaner Selection

Take a deep dive into belt cleaner selection to be sure you understand how to effectively clean a belt.

Cleaning Raw Material Belts

Cleaning Raw Material Belts

We’ll share tactics that have proved successful in cleaning belts in pulp and paper mills. 

Critical Concepts in Reducing

Critical Concepts in Reducing Carryback

Learn new techniques to control carryback that can have an immediate impact on your conveyors’ performance.

Conveyor Head Pulley and Inspection

Head Pulley Maintenance & Inspection

If your facility has ever experienced belt mistracking or carryback, it may be due to errors at the head pulley.

Metal-Tipped Primary Cleaners

Metal-Tipped Primary Cleaners

Metal-tipped primary cleaners can be used when traditional belt scrapers are underperforming.

Material Flow
Air Cannons Uncovered

Air Cannons: Uncovered

Air Cannons prevent buildups and obstructions by releasing controlled yet powerful bursts of air without risking damage to equipment.

Truck Vibration

Truck & Trailer Vibrators

Proper selection, installation, and use of a vibrator can maximize production, reduce downtime, and increase safety for your operation. 

Air Cannon Nozzles

Air Cannon Nozzles

Using the correct nozzle can mitigate material buildup to maximize production rates, minimize downtime, and reduce installation and maintenance requirements.

No Build-Up, No Damage

Applied Vibration

We will discuss the proper application of vibrators to efficiently stimulate the continued flow of material AND eliminate damage to bins, hoppers, and chutes.

Utilizing Air Cannons

Utilizing Air Cannons

Air cannons help safely restore material flow and in turn, reduce costs.

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Optimizing Your Current Air Cannon System

Optimize your current system’s performance.

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External Concrete Vibrators

The Easiest Way to Ensure Consistent, High-Quality Finished Product

Dust Control
Passive Dust Control

Passive Dust Control

Implementing passive dust control tactics on conveyor transfer points can meet acceptable dust levels while reducing costs.

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Dust Mitigation at Belt Conveyor Transfer Points

This webinar will focuses on existing dusty conveyor belt transfer points.

Reducing Dust and Spillage Transfer Points

Reducing Dust & Spillage

Dust & spillage creates environmental & health concerns, premature equipment failure, safety hazards, lost material, and increased cleanup costs. 

Conveyor Load Zone Maintenance

Load Zone Maintenance

Conveyor dust and spillage, found at a load zone, can be reduced with proper maintenance. 

MSHA Silica Dust

MSHA Silica Dust

Discover what you need to know, and may have to do, to reduce dust and avoid potential citations

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Reducing Dust at Load Zones

As dust control becomes more important, techniques to reduce dust must be better understood.

Safety & Culture
Conveyor Safety

Conveyor Safety

Belt conveyors are very effective but also dangerous if not treated with caution. Unfortunately, almost every day workers are harmed while working around conveyors. 

Reducing Risk of Injury at Belt Conveyor Tail Pulleys

Reducing Risk of Injury

Tragically, a miner was fatally injured in February when pulled into the belt conveyor's tail pulley. In this webinar, we discuss the risks workers face in relation to tail pulleys. 

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Insight From a Seasoned Miner and MSHA Instructor

Mike has helped plants & mines reduce the risk of injury preventing accidents and educating employees on the risks of the job.

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Unite Your Team

We discuss personality profiles, how they affect people's behavior, and how using style mirroring/flexing can improve your business relationships. 

Guarding Strategies for Belt Conveyors

Guarding Strategies

Guards are effective additions to protect from the risk of conveyor injury. Elevate your knowledge and enhance the safety culture within your organization.

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Coaching Your Crew

Addressing change can be difficult but it doesn’t need to be. Success depends on staff understanding, buying into, and supporting change.

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Safety Always

Check out this thought-provoking interview with Martin Engineering’s Safety Manager, where we’ll discuss how you could evolve your people's and company’s safety culture. 

Effective Confrontation

Effective Confrontation

When you need to confront peers at work, you might worry about it creating tension, hurt feelings, and unproductiveness. 

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Think Outside the Box

We'll discuss how Martin Engineering addresses safety topics, such as; hazardous communication, priorities vs. value, lockout-tagout, situational awareness, confined space, and electrical safety.

Industry
The Impact Of The NSSGA

The Impact of the NSSGA

NSSGA advances public policies that protect and expand the safe, environmentally responsible use of aggregates that build America’s infrastructure and economy. 

Martin Engineering Webinars

With over 75 years of industry experience, we have a lot of knowledge to share. 

Our goal has always been to make bulk materials handling cleaner, safer, and more productive. With our series of webinars, we hope to share our knowledge and be your source of information for all things belt conveyor and bulk materials handling. Check out our upcoming webinars here

Foundations Book, Standing, Open, Laying Flat, Cut Out

Foundations™ Book

For nearly 20 years, Martin Engineering’s FOUNDATIONS™ The Practical Resources for Cleaner, Safer, More Productive Dust and Material Control- Fourth Edition, Martin Engineering (2009) has taught industry personnel to operate and maintain clean and safe belt conveyors. The book includes a thorough discussion on topics and techniques for enhancing the performance of belt conveyors.

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