Illinois, US – Martin Engineering has added a new wear liner to its portfolio of conveyor components. The Manufactured Canoe Liner comprises durable urethane moulded around a rugged steel plate.
The idea is that the liner will absorb impact and abrasion in punishing bulk handling environments. As the protective plate is integrated within the urethane liner, the company says it will better shield the chute walls from heavy, fast-moving cargo. The aim is to extend equipment life, give better dust and spillage control, and reduce maintenance requirements.
Most wear liners in the past relied on sheets of steel welded onto the conveyor loading zone’s internal chute wall. However, as they are wear parts, replacing them involved using a blow torch within the enclosed chute, with the added risk of igniting explosive dust. The plates were rarely effective at protecting the skirt seal, either, increasing their replacement frequency, and material could become trapped between the liner and the skirting, damaging the belt.
As the new liner design has an engineered urethane strip moulded directly around the steel plate, it is prevented from separating away from the plate to cause further damage. The units are delivered in standard sizes which can be cut to fit. Replacement is similarly straightforward.