Foundations™ Book

4th Edition

For over 30 years, Martin Engineering’s Foundations™ books have taught industry personnel to operate and maintain clean, safe, and productive belt conveyors; from head to tail and everything in between.



Foundations™ is the authoritative resource for efficient bulk materials handling covering conveyors with a comprehensive, real-world approach. It provides valuable information to all industries and personnel at all levels:

  • 576 Pages
  • 600+ color photos & illustrations
  • Engineering calculations
  • Sample problems
  • ROI analysis
  • Typical specifications
  • Safety considerations
  • Available in English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish, and Russian

It takes readers from the basics of how and why conveyors run as they do (and where problems come from) to how to prevent spillage, dust, and carryback as well as how to correct tracking and engineer a conveyor belt washing system.

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Foundations Learning Center

Martin's Foundations™ Book is now a website!

Presented as 172 articles organized in 9 categories, all of the knowledge and information of our industry-standard Foundations™ Book is now available in a convenient, easy-to-navigate website. Supplemented by a wealth of new content—70+ additional blog articles and 40+ videos—the site also provides direct links to relevant Martin® products and solutions.