MARTIN ENGINEERING

Innovative technology eliminates ­carryback on cement grinding conveyor

In the face of this issue, a cement grinding facility in the Carbon Works neighborhood of Detroit discovered a way to virtually eliminate the issue of tacky carryback on one of the plant’s raw material transport conveyors.

1 Introduction

The problem of carryback clinging to the return side of conveyor belts is an ongoing battle for many industries that depend on efficient bulk handling. Carryback and subsequent accumulation interfere with plant operations and expose personnel to unnecessary safety risks while cleaning up the material in close proximity to a moving conveyor. Fugitive material also represents a loss of usable product, which is particularly expensive if it has undergone any level of processing before the spill points.

Carryback can also lead to spillage along the entire conveying system and foul...

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