A new, high-quality cleaning blade for use on vulcanised conveyor belts features a special polyurethane blend and tungsten carbide tip to deliver service life two to three times longer than conventional urethane blades. Designed to provide excellent cleaning performance immediately, avoiding any break-in period, the QCTM #1 MT Pre-Cleaner from Martin Engineering maintains consistent tension without frequent adjustment, requiring re-tensioning just twice a year in most applications. The new pre-cleaner was developed specifically for vulcanised belts with no mechanical splices, and can be used at belt speeds up to 4.6 m/s. The heavy-duty blade is well suited for wet, sticky material applications, and there is no limitation to the type of material on which it can be used.Customers will find a familiar mounting design on the new product, with the same mounting dimensions and tensioning pressures as the company’s popular QC #1 Heavy-Duty Pre-Cleaner. Using both spring and twist tensioners, the QC #1 MT fits both one- and three-piece mainframes.The QC #1 family of belt cleaners combines effective carry-back removal with ‘quick-change’ one-pin replacement of the long-lasting, one-piece blade. To introduce product back into the product flow, the QC #1 MT is installed on the face of the head pulley. On a dual cleaner system, the new pre-cleaner is installed immediately in front of the secondary cleaner. For applications involving enclosed pulley chutework, the company recommends that one of its steel inspection doors be installed.