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Conveyor Training Expanded


Martin Engineering expanded its Foundations training program on the design and development of more productive belt conveyors to offer three customizable seminars

Martin Engineering expanded its Foundations training program on the design and development of more productive belt conveyors to offer three customizable seminars. Training is available to suit individuals with varied levels of experience and responsibility from new hire to senior engineer.

The workshop series has been teaching bulk-materials handling personnel how to operate and maintain clean and safe belt conveyors for nearly 20 years. All programs offer the opportunity for localization to feature specific images, conditions and problems from the customerís site.

Level one is the basic training workshop, which is a fundamental introduction to belt conveyors, components and safety considerations. Conducted in one two-hour session, the first level is designed for newly hired employees or those with little experience around conveyors. The illustrated format is appropriate for non-English speaking or illiterate audiences.

Level two, targeting operations and maintenance, looks at methods to improve the safety, performance and payback of belt conveyors by controlling fugitive material and improving system efficiency. Geared to personnel concerned with operating and maintaining belt conveyor systems, this level consists of a full-day session (six to eight training hours) with a customized second day available. It is also available online.

Level three, the advanced seminar, is focused on improving belt conveyor systems and justifying the investment in solutions to reduce fugitive material, maximize production and extend component life. This seminar is developed for engineers and managers responsible for the design and administration of belt conveyor systems. The advanced seminar is offered in either half-day or full-day sessions.

These training programs may qualify for continuing education units or professional development hours; they may also qualify toward the Parts 46 and Part 48 annual refresher training.