Increase your productivity and profits in your foundry plant by eliminating unscheduled stoppages.

In a global economy, the market for metal and metal products is driven by manufacturing demand from around the world. If you’re in the business of producing metal parts – or the raw metals used to create them – both your customer and your competition can come from anywhere in the world. That means you have to be able to move materials through your process efficiently, whether it’s transporting raw ore from the railcar to the crusher to the furnace, or simply moving the sand used for making foundry moulds.

Because these are linear processes that advance from station to station, a small, seemingly isolated problem can bring the whole foundry plant to a stop. For example, when carryback accumulates under the conveyor belt or spills onto the floor from a transfer point, the process shuts down for cleaning. If a belt starts to vibrate beyond acceptable tolerances and a cloud of dust starts to fill the plant, it’s both a health and safety risk and your plant stops running for maintenance and cleanup. And when the plant stops, so do revenues and profits.

At Martin Engineering, we got our start more than 70 years ago manufacturing industrial vibrators for smelters and foundries.  We manufacture tough, durable products designed to keep conveyor systems running smoothly, efficiently and safely with zero or minimal unscheduled downtime. From the point where the raw material is unloaded from the ship or railcar, our products help you maximise the efficiency of the complex conveyor system that connects the crushers, boilers and reduction cells needed to turn chunks of ore into profits.

At foundries, one of your biggest concerns is managing all the sand required to make your moulds, and because sand retains moisture, keeping the belts clean can be a challenge, so carryback is a common problem. Plus, many foundries operate in tight spaces, making it difficult to add equipment to your conveyor belt systems. Fortunately, we offer an extensive variety of belt cleaners designed to fit in small spaces while still thoroughly cleaning sand from the belts at the head pulley. This eliminates carryback and prevents accumulations of fugitive material, resulting in lower costs for housekeeping.

We also manufacture industrial vibrators that help you maintain quality by compacting the sand during the mould fabrication process. Vibration also safely removes casts from moulds and shakes the sand off without damaging the products. And our transfer point products are engineered to minimise the amount of fugitive material that spills off the belt. Plus, by minimising fugitive material and airborne dust, you can eliminate the potential risk of worker injury or illness.

We’re proud to say that most of our business comes from long-standing repeat customers. Our customers have 100% confidence that we will provide the right solution for their business every time

Our technical sales representatives enjoy talking shop, so give us a call and let’s go over your plant operations, your challenges and how we can solve them. We have many customers in the steel production, smelting and foundry industries so, whatever your specific problem is, we’ve most likely seen it. And if we’ve seen it, we’ve solved it. Because that’s what we do every single day!

Increased Productivity
  • Keep downtime for conveyor belt maintenance and housekeeping to a minimum
  • Move material more efficiently along conveyor systems
  • Reduce spillage and equipment damage by keeping conveyor belts aligned
Safer Plant Operation
  • Prevent material from spilling off of moving conveyors
  • Manage airborne dust and minimize the risk of explosion and inhalation
  • Protect workers from extreme temperatures and moving equipment
More Profit
  • Deliver more product by maximizing overall throughput
  • Eliminate excessive downtime for maintenance and cleanup
  • Reduce costs by minimizing waste and reducing energy consumption
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Our technicians have solved problems for people in your industry all over the world. Take advantage of our wealth of knowledge. Tell us about your situation today to learn how Martin can improve your performance, safety and bottom line - with no obligation. We want to ensure that you choose the right solution for your exact needs and we are willing to invest the time upfront to get it right the first time.

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