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The sane conclusion
Clean, safe, productive material handling on conveyors is more a question of state of mind than cost. An overall approach that places more emphasis on cleanliness and safety than initial cost is critical to loading and conveying bulk materials at a high level of safety, cleanliness and performance. Dozens of simple yet significant design, operating and maintenance details become reasonable when following the design hierarchy of the new conveyor architecture.
According to Einstein, insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting a different result. In the case of belt conveyors, this means the sane thing is to adopt the new conveyor architecture as the design standard. The result would be conveyors with improved overall performance in areas that include productivity, cleanliness, safety, environmental compliance and productivity.
R. Todd Swinderman, P.E., is chief technology officer and a director of Martin Engineering in Neponset, Ill. He joined the company in 1979 as conveyor
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