The pioneer in belt conveyor accessories has launched the next generation of tracking technology for a global marketplace. Martin Engineering (Neponset, IL) designed the highly responsive Martin Tracker HD (heavy-duty) belt conveyor alignment system with widely available plate steel to increase availability and affordability across all 6 continents it serves. A mistracking belt produces excessive spillage which increases labor costs for cleanup and may cause contact with the mainframe. This seriously damages both the belt and the structure and increases the potential for a friction fire. The Martin Tracker HD upper and lower units provide immediate, continuous, and precise adjustment of the mistracking belt. The result is greater productivity with less unscheduled downtime from both equipment replacement and spillage cleanup for a lower cost of operation.
Easy to install and designed to withstand the stress associated with wider, thicker belts moving at higher speeds and carrying heavier loads, the Martin Tracker HD is suitable for a belt thickness up to 1.125 in. (28.5 mm) and speeds up to 800 fpm (4 m/s). Both the upper and lower units accommodate belt widths of 36-72 in. (915-1828 mm) with an effective tracking distance of 150 ft. (45.72 m).
Available in 20-, 35-, and 45-degree trough angles, there are options for the addition of a Martin Trac-Mount Idler, which allows the entire troughed idler unit to be slid away from the mainframe and safely serviced from outside of the system by a single worker. This important safety element can considerably reduce the amount of labor and maintenance time for the replacement of broken or frozen idlers.