Martin Engineering’s Performance Duty QC#1 Belt Cleaner (PDQC#1) is the latest addition to the company’s line of "Quick Change" belt cleaners. The PDQC #1 Cleaner features a more rugged steel mainframe, a low-maintenance spring tensioner, and a high-volume urethane blade that extends life while maintaining cleaning performance. It also uses a one-piece urethane blade featuring Martin Engineering’s patented Constant Angle Radial Pressure (CARP) design for consistent cleaning across all stages of blade life. In addition, the blade features 20% more urethane than competitor blades, yielding a longer life in even the most challenging applications.

To stand up to large pulleys, large lumps, and high belt speeds, the new cleaner uses a large, one-piece mainframe fabricated from 2.875 OD (73 mm) Schedule 80 steel pipe. The blade is mounted on a steel rib that allows "one-pin" blade replacement to minimize maintenance labor and downtime. The cleaner is suited to applications on belts from 18 inches to 72 inches that operate at 900 fpm (4.6 m/sec). (