Cleveland Cascades LtdBühler GmbHTOC EventsTMS Awards 2019MULTIMODAL 2019Marine Fuels 360 China
  • Bühler GmbH
  • Sailors Society
  • Port of Belledune
  • TMS Awards 2019
  • Port of Stockton
  • Cimbria Bulk Equipment A/S

New belt cleaner reduces costs

New belt cleaner reduces costs

(Posted on 28/08/19)

A new secondary conveyor belt cleaner has been engineered specifically for challenging applications where traditional designs fail to deliver the necessary performance or wear life. The CleanScrape Secondary Cleaner (CS2) from Martin Engineering is particularly effective in conditions where continuous production is a high priority or cleaner service is difficult, including corrosive or high-temperature environments. Typically requiring just one re-tensioning during its lifespan, the extremely low maintenance requirements and outstanding cleaning ability help reduce cost of ownership in a wide range of industries, such as mining, coal processing, quarrying, cement production, scrap and other bulk material handling operations.

USA based Martin Engineering is a global innovator in the bulk material handling industry, developing new solutions to common problems and participating in industry organizations to improve safety and productivity.

An excellent solution for areas with restricted space, the unique all stainless steel design incorporates a matrix of specially-engineered carbide tips and is tensioned lightly to prevent damage to the belt or splices. Despite extremely low contact pressure between belt and cleaner, it has been shown to effectively remove potential carryback material that was not dislodged by a primary cleaner. The carbide cleaning surfaces deliver excellent performance, and the unit’s light touch helps protect against belt wear.

The CS2 can be used with any primary cleaner, but was engineered to be paired with the company’s original CleanScrape Primary Cleaner (CS1). When used together, they form a rugged, low-maintenance system that effectively removes carryback, helping to prevent fugitive material and the associated cleanup. The system represents a revolutionary concept that delivers superior cleaning and up to 4x the service life of conventional designs, with half the maintenance. The combination has been shown to remove as much as 99% of the carryback in most belt cleaning applications. The reduced service requirements and exceptional durability deliver a low life cycle cost, while allowing crews to focus on other tasks.

“Many carbide-tipped belt cleaners require high pressure against the belt in order to be effective, and they typically need to be re-tensioned often throughout their service life,” explained Chief Technology Officer Paul Harrison. “Like the CS1, this design is extremely effective with light tension against the belt, which helps avoid the damage to belts and slices that can occur with other carbide-tipped secondary cleaners. And because it only needs tensioning once during its lifespan, the maintenance requirements are very low.”

Harrison said that the negative rake angle of the CS2 is also key to the new design. “Some manufacturers use a positive angle of attack at the secondary position, which is greater than 90 degrees,” he continued. “That’s common in a urethane primary cleaner, which is tensioned tightly against the pulley. But using a ‘peeling’ action in a secondary cleaner can damage and prematurely wear the belt cover. It can be catastrophic on “beaver tails” (small sections of belt damage where a section of the top cover has separated from the belt carcass). With a negative rake angle and the ‘scraping’ action it provides, the CleanScrape Secondary Cleaner delivers outstanding performance, while mitigating potential belt damage.”

Latest News

Konecranes wins Texas order

(Posted on 18/09/19)

Brownsville Navigation District of Cameron County has ordered two Konecranes Gottwald Model 6 mobile... Read more


UWC and VTG expand cooperation

(Posted on 18/09/19)

Research and production corporation United Wagon Company, Russia’s largest manufacturer of freight... Read more


Bruks Siwertell secures Texas contract

(Posted on 10/09/19)

Bruks Siwertell has secured repeat business from US company Martin Operating Partnership, in Beaumont... Read more


InvaSave to help owners with convention

(Posted on 10/09/19)

The InvaSave mobile ballast water treatment system from Damen Green Solutions has demonstrated beyond... Read more


Survitec sets new standard

(Posted on 10/09/19)

Safety and survival partner Survitec has introduced a completely new lifejacket designed to provide... Read more


thyssenkrupp ships ore handling system

(Posted on 03/09/19)

thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions is developing and building a new materials handlingsystem for one... Read more


MacGregor secures hatch cover project

(Posted on 03/09/19)

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, secured a turnkey contract to deliver four shipsets of weather deck hydraulic... Read more


Integrators select ACO marine separators

(Posted on 03/09/19)

ACO Marine has noticed an increase in orders directly from other system integrators and original equipment... Read more


Liebherr celebrates TCC 78000 inauguration

(Posted on 03/09/19)

During a recent ceremony, Liebherr-MCCtec Rostock GmbH officially inaugurated its new heavy-duty gantry... Read more


thyssenkrupp equips major Russian seaports

(Posted on 28/08/19)

thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions has supplied a new coal handling system to the State TransportLeasing... Read more


ViganPort of BelledunePort of StocktonSailors SocietyTBA GroupCimbria Bulk Equipment A/S
  • 5th Biennial LNG Bunkering
  • Cleveland Cascades Ltd
  • Marine Fuels 360 China

Subscribe to our newsletter

Keep up to date with the latest global news in bulk cargo handling and shipping