Innovative Engineering Creates New Belt Cleaner

Jon Lawson

Responding to industry demand, a materials handling expert has developed a new secondary conveyor belt cleaner that has been engineered specifically for challenging applications where traditional designs fail to deliver the necessary performance or wear life.

The CleanScrape Secondary Cleaner

The CleanScrape Secondary Cleaner (CS2) from Martin Engineering is designed for 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 low maintenance requirements 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.  Innovative design

The 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.

Using The CleanScrape Secondary Cleaner

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 effectively remove carryback, helping to prevent fugitive material and the associated clean-up. The system represents a new concept that delivers superior cleaning and up to four times 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.  Suitable for a range of speeds and temperatures

The new cleaner is suitable for conveyor speeds up to 5m/s (900fpm) on belts with vulcanised splices, and up to 3m/s (600fpm) on belts with mechanical splices. With a stainless steel tensioner, it can withstand temperatures as high as 260°C. Available for any size belt in full belt widths or 150mm less than belt width, the unit can be specified with Martin’s Safe-To-Service technology – giving maintenance personnel the ability to work on the assembly safely from outside the chute wall or conveyor structure – without breaking the safety plane. The new design will be introduced first in the USA and Australia. 

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