Martin: Impact beds offer distinct benefits within load zones

By |  March 25, 2020
According to Martin Sprocket & Gear, one key advantage of an impact bed is excellent transfer point sealing. Photo: Martin Sprocket & Gear

According to Martin Sprocket & Gear, one key advantage of an impact bed is excellent transfer point sealing. Photo: Martin Sprocket & Gear

Martin Sprocket & Gear exhibited a heavy impact bed at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2020 that’s suitable for belt conveyor load zone applications.

A 4-ft.- or 5-ft.-long impact bed can be installed on a conveyor system in place of conventional impact idlers, Martin says.

According to the company, an impact bed offers two primary advantages: The frame fabricated from back to back C channel will handle higher loads and impact with reduced frame deflection. Also, an impact bed offers excellent transfer point sealing, Martin says.

With conventional impact idlers spaced closely together, Martin says a belt conveyor may experience belt sag between the idlers that can result in material spillage. With an impact bed, the transfer point skirting can be installed against a flat surface, resulting in improved transfer point sealing.

Other impact beds offered by Martin include impact slider beds with CEMA D impact rolls in center; CEMA E impact and impact slider beds; and custom engineered impact beds for extreme applications.

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Kevin Yanik

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Kevin Yanik is the editor-in-chief of Pit & Quarry magazine. Yanik can be reached at 216-706-3724 or kyanik@northcoastmedia.net.

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