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Utilizing Air Cannons
To Prevent Material Flow Problems
Material flow issues cost your daily operation in a variety of ways…some more recognizable than others. Some visible indicators include; interrupted production due to a lack of material flow or finished goods that can't be packaged. Hidden costs include labor to clear plugged material or clean up spillage and premature wear and tear on hopper/silos, cones, or transfer points. Both visible and hidden issues increase the possibility of injury based on what current tools and methodology are being used to restore material flow. Air cannons help safely restore material flow and in turn, reduce costs.
Belt Conveyor Optimization
Increase Profitability with Conveyors
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
Learn how proper belt support contributes to cleaner, safer, and more productive bulk material handling.
Conveyor 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
Identify impingement & impact damage and drastically reduce or prevent it altogether while adding years to the life of your belt!
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.
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
Learn how to justify conveyor projects by demonstrating it is more costly to not do a project than to do it.
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.
Carryback & Belt Cleaning
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
We’ll share tactics that have proved successful in cleaning belts in pulp and paper mills.
Critical Concepts in Reducing Carryback
Learn new techniques to control carryback that can have an immediate impact on your conveyors’ performance.
Air Cannons: Uncovered
Air Cannons prevent buildups and obstructions by releasing controlled yet powerful bursts of air without risking damage to equipment.
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
Using the correct nozzle can mitigate material buildup to maximize production rates, minimize downtime, and reduce installation and maintenance requirements.
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
Air cannons help safely restore material flow and in turn, reduce costs.
Passive Dust Control
Implementing passive dust control tactics on conveyor transfer points can meet acceptable dust levels while reducing costs.
Reducing Dust & Spillage
Dust & spillage creates environmental & health concerns, premature equipment failure, safety hazards, lost material, and increased cleanup costs.
Safety & Culture
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
Tragically, a miner was fatally injured in early February when pulled into the belt conveyor's tail pulley. In this webinar, we discuss the risks workers face in relation to belt conveyor tail pulleys.
Coaching Your Crew
Success depends on staff understanding, buying into, and supporting change. We'll share tactics on engaging workers and asking for change in their behavior.
Unite Your Team
We’ll discuss the 4 D.I.S.C. personality profiles, how they affect people's behavior, and how using style mirroring/flexing can improve your business relationships.
Insight From a Seasoned Miner and MSHA Instructor
Mike has many years of mining experience as well as teaching new miner training. He has helped plants and mines reduce the risk of injury by helping them create strategies to prevent accidents and educating employees on the risks of their job.
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.
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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