A global leader in bulk handling technology has redesigned an integral conveyor transfer point component to eliminate worker entry into the chute box for safer replacement, easier maintenance and reduced downtime. Conventional wear liners have historically been installed inside the chute, but the EVO® External Wear Liner from Martin Engineering is placed on the outside, improving skirtboard sealing and preventing spillage. The result is excellent performance with fewer labor hours and a lower cost of ownership.
“The wear liner is essentially considered a sacrificial layer,” explained Daniel Marshall, Product Engineer at Martin Engineering. “Removal and replacement used to be a grueling job that could require multiple workers and days of scheduled downtime. Our goals with this design were to significantly cut the installation and service time, while reducing risk and improving safety.”
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