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Martin Engineering redesigns V-Plow HD

By |  December 8, 2021
Martin Engineering introduced a newly designed v-plow to protecting the tail pulley of conveyor belts. Photo: Martin Engineering

Martin Engineering introduced a newly designed v-plow to protect the tail pulley of conveyor belts. Photo: Martin Engineering

Martin Engineering redesigned its Martin V-Plow HD in an effort to make its tail protection device lighter, more compact and safer.

Dave Mueller, conveyor products manager for Martin Engineering, says the heaviest section of the unit was previously 21 pounds. With the redesign, the heaviest component on the new modular unit is 13 pounds.

Similarly, the design’s largest dimensions have gone from 17.5 in. x 38 in. in the previous design to less than 8 in. x approximately 31 in.

“The result is a package that fits most local delivery trucks and can be easily carried by workers to sites that may have accessibility issues, with the components assembled as they are installed to reduce the risk of injury,” Mueller says.

Mueller adds that with the previous design, getting the unit to the installation point could cause potential safety issues as workers needed to carry the box by hand up several flights of stairs, through corridors or to areas with limited accessibility. The new modular, segmented design of the unit makes it easier and safer to carry to the installation point.

In practice, the redesigned unit prevents tail pulleys from becoming fouled and damaged by spillage traveling on the return side of the conveyor belt. It is engineered for belts as wide as 120 in. with speeds up to 900 fpm.

“What makes the Martin V-Plow HD a popular choice is the safety and performance, but the ease of installation and maintenance are an added benefit,” Mueller says. “I think one of the traits operators are most surprised by is how competitively priced they are, which further improves the return on investment.”

Jack Kopanski

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Jack Kopanski is the Managing Editor for Pit & Quarry and Portable Plants. Kopanski can be reached at 216-706-3756 or jkopanski@northcoastmedia.net.

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