The new product is installed inside conveyor belt transfer point skirtboards to absorb impact and abrasion, and to create a dam to shield the sealing system from the weight of the of the material load, prolonging the life of the seal.
Seth Mercer, marketing manager at Martin Engineering, said the main markets for the product are in aggregates and mining. “It is geared strongly towards aggregates – dealing with large diameter materials that are heavy and abrasive,” Mercer added.
“We have 19 business units worldwide. Cement is a huge business for us and any raw material extraction. We are seeing a lot of potential growth for our products in Africa. We have an office in South Africa and are expanding in the region.”