Tue March 14, 2023
Superior Industries Inc., a manufacturer and global supplier of bulk material processing and handling systems, exhibited a modern, long-lasting conveyor idler bearing seal when it showed off its Titanium Seal at ConExpo-Con/AGG.
Several years ago, Superior's engineers started a project to improve the manufacturer's standard idler seal. Today, the standard idler seal is new and improved, but a premium seal design was also discovered along the way. It's achieving supreme performance in some of the grittiest, wettest, most troublesome idler applications, according to the manufacturer.
"Design analysis for dozens of iterations were performed in our lab and some of those drafts graduated to real world settings within various quarries and pits," said Mary Erholtz, Superior's vice president of marketing and conveying product manager.
After three years on the market, Superior's Titanium Seal is earning a reputation for improving conveyor roller service life by as much as 40 percent. However, that data is still growing -- said Superior -- as many of the first installations of Titanium Seals are still performing well.
Availability is optional for all of Superior's CEMA C, D, and E steel idlers, Moxie Rolls, rubber return and impact rolls, self-aligning idlers, and Urathon Return Rolls. The configuration of the Titanium Idler Bearing Seal, specially designed to reduce the penetration of fugitive moisture and fines, is patented.
For more information, visit www.superior-ind.com.