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Conveyor Belt Transition Distance

In this webinar you will learn to identify problems caused by incorrect transitions, the benefits of correct transition distances, and some problem solving techniques to reduce belt damage. Common design shortcuts will also be compared to best practices for transition distances.

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Increase Profitability with Conveyors

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When facilities tolerate fugitive material, they underestimate the impact it has on their overall success. We’ll take a high-level look at the impact fugitive material has on facilities using conveyors and take a deep dive into problematic issues with fugitive material.

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Coaching Your Crew: Effective Ways to Achieve Change

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Equipment upgrades in your process can only do so much. Success depends on staff understanding, buying into, and supporting change. We will share tactics on engaging workers and asking for change in their behavior.

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Conveyor Safety

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In early September 2020, MSHA noted that there had been 8 conveyor-related fatalities in the mining industry since January 26, 2017. Martin Engineering will discuss 3 separate conveyor fatalities and provide additional insight into tactics that could have prevented these tragic events. 

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Conveyor Belt Support

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Dust and spillage create environmental and health concerns, premature equipment and belt failure, safety hazards, lost material, and increased cleanup costs. In this informative webinar, we will discuss how proper belt support contributes to cleaner, safer, and more productive bulk material handling.

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No Build-Up, No Damage

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In this 30 minute webinar, we will discuss the proper application of vibrators to efficiently stimulate the continued flow of material AND eliminate damage to bins, hoppers, and chutes.

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Cleaning Raw Material Belts at Pulp & Paper Mills

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Martin Engineering has cleaned bulk material handling conveyor belts in some of the most punishing conditions. In this 45-minute webinar we’ll share tactics that have proved successful in cleaning belts in pulp and paper mills. 

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Preserving Conveyor Belt Top Cover

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

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Reducing Risk of Injury at Belt Conveyor Tail Pulleys

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Tragically, a miner was fatally injured in early February when pulled into the belt conveyor's tail pulley. In this 45-minute webinar, we will discuss the risks workers face in relation to belt conveyor tail pulleys. 

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Air Cannons - Uncovered 

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Air Cannons prevent buildups and obstructions by releasing controlled yet powerful bursts of air without risking damage to equipment. In addition to enhancing material flow, air cannons increase safety and maintenance planning.

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Justifying Conveyor Improvements 

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Ok, you get it, your conveyors need improvements, but you're told it's not in the budget.  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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Critical Concepts in Reducing Carryback

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Carryback leads to belt mistracking, shortened belt life, premature equipment failure and increased risk of injury. Come away from this webinar with new techniques to control carryback that can have an immediate impact on your conveyors’ performance, don’t miss out!

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Reducing Dust and Spillage with Improved Transfer Point Design

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Dust and spillage creates environmental and health concerns, premature equipment and belt failure, safety hazards, lost material, and increased cleanup costs. This short, but informative, webinar will discuss how proper belt support contributes to cleaner, safer, and more productive bulk material handling. 

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Belt Damage 

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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. Learn how in this webinar!

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Belt Mistracking

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A mistracked belt will prematurely damage, cause material spillage, and put a strain on limited resources to address the problem. This webinar will discuss the correct strategies to keep the belt running straight.

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Air Cannon Nozzles

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In this webinar you will learn how using the correct nozzle can mitigate material buildup to maximize production rates, minimize downtime, and reduce installation and maintenance requirements.

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Transition Distance

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Often times designers shorten transition distance to reduce costs and/or fit conveyors into an existing space. Maintenance personnel often modify transition geometry to treat symptoms rather than root causes. 

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DSC06213b_LowRes-1For 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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