Martin Engineering releases reduced mini belt cleaner

By |  October 11, 2018
Blade replacement is a simple operation by removing the lock pin and sliding out the cartridge. Photo courtesy of Martin Engineering

Blade replacement is a simple operation by
removing the lock pin and sliding out the cartridge. Photo courtesy of Martin Engineering

Martin Engineering debuted its SQC2STM reduced mini belt cleaner, designed specifically for applications with limited installation space.

According to the company, the cleaner is a compact secondary belt cleaner and is built with a narrow profile that is material build-up resistant.

Patented rubber buffers maintain cleaning pressure on the design, engineered to deflect and allow splices to pass without damage to the belt or cleaner, even on reversing belts, the company explains. The construction incorporates individually-cushioned stainless steel blades with tungsten carbide tips for effective cleaning with negligible risk to belt, splice or blade. It also can withstand operating conditions, including corrosive environments, high-speed belts and high-tonnage loads.

“The blades conform to the belt profile, adjusting individually to deliver continuous contact across the belt,” says Dave Mueller, conveyor products manager for Martin Engineering. “In a perfect world, bulk materials would load uniformly, wearing the blade evenly, but that rarely happens. By having multiple segments attached to a single rigid assembly, the tension can be maintained and adjusted accurately, quickly and safely.”

Photo courtesy of Martin Engineering

The new design can withstand punishing operating conditions, including high-speed belts and high-tonnage loads. Photo courtesy of Martin Engineering

Similar to the SQC2 product line, the blade removal and replacement operation can be done by removing a lock pin from the main support assembly and sliding it out of the cartridge, the company says. The lock pins are a key component to Martin Engineering’s “no-reach design,” which allows workers to conduct their lockout and tag-out procedure more safely.

Additionally, the unit is one of the company’s “Safety First” family of products.

Suitable for belt widths from 18-72 in. and operating speeds up to 750 ft. per minute, the SQC2S RM blade sections conform to the belt profile by adjusting individually to deliver continuous contact across the entire belt. The unit can be used in applications involving operating temperatures between minus 30 degrees Fahrenheit and 300 degrees Fahrenheit. The design features all steel powder coated construction – except for the rubber buffer – with a dust-tight door to cover the opening for the mainframe has also been designed to fit the reduced component size, for a clean, efficient installation, the company adds.

The SQC2S RM requires 5.27 in. of space from the tip of the blade to the bottom of the mainframe. When the blade wears out, the removable cartridge allows for easy replacement. When the time comes to switch out the cartridge, the conveyor is only out of service for short period of time, the company says. Used cartridges may be taken back to the shop, where the blades can be replaced and the cartridge put back on the shelf for the next changeout.

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