Rock Products

MAR 2017

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78 • ROCK products • March 2017 EQUIPMENT & TECHNOLOGY MATERIAL HANDLING & CONVEYING Electronic Records As part of the new program, Martin will maintain an elec- tronic record of operating conditions on all conveyors using its equipment. This data will be updated regularly, providing management with an operational assessment of vital com - ponents, including recommendations for avoiding costly failures and system downtime. Further, MSHA-certified Martin service technicians will adjust, repair or replace the main frame and tensioner of any belt cleaner at no charge. "Turning over responsibility for stocking, delivering, install- ing and maintaining belt cleaners can reduce maintenance demands on plant personnel, and product registration provides a lifetime record of all Martin belt cleaning equip- ment," said Lisenby. Also included are regularly scheduled inspections and blade replacement as required on all Martin belt cleaning systems, as well as the company's 18-point Walk-the-Belt audits emphasizing worldwide best practices. All services are covered in the blade pricing, with no con- tract required. Because the service component of the new program includes not only installation but also maintenance and adjustment, plant resources are freed up for core business activities. Consistent attention to the cleaners helps deliver maximum performance and wear life, minimizing component failures and unscheduled shutdowns. Emergency service will be available from MSHA-certified technicians capable of servicing any brand or style of cleaner. The company will also supply retrofit blades to fit belt clean- ers from any manufacturer. Proffitt said he's so pleased with the performance of the cleaners that he plans to have the Martin cleaners installed on the company's Aurora plant during an upcoming main- tenance shutdown. "Now that we have a solution that works, we're going to single-source all of our con- veyor belt cleaners," he said. "It's one less thing we have to worry about." Martin Engineering,, 800-544-2947

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