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Impact Cradles Control Spillage, Preserve Conveyor Belt Integrity

June 27, 2019
Martin Engineering impact cradle
Martin Engineering impact cradle

Martin Engineering offers a family of impact cradles engineered to prevent belt and mainframe damage and eliminate spillage of heavy materials. 

Martin impact cradles feature a bed of steel angles lined by energy-absorbing impact bars with a top layer of low friction, ultra-high molecular weight (UHMW) plastic. The result is longer lasting conveyor belts and components, with less fugitive material and a safer work area.

Fine material discharged from a height can have just as much force as a coarse load. Without proper impact absorption and distribution, all of that force is exerted on the belt, essentially crushing it against a rigid surface underneath. The impact beds absorb the energy, so the belt doesn’t have to. They also create a flat edge for the apron seal, to prevent spillage and fugitive dust. 

Martin Engineering Co., Neponset, IL 309-852-2384 www.martin-eng.com

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