Superior Industries Inc., a US-based manufacturer and global supplier of bulk material processing and handling systems, debuted an expanded line of conveyor products at MINExpo International 2016 in Las Vegas, including a new mine-duty idler and mine-duty belt cleaner.
The new mine-duty idler includes a new double tube (DT) design, featuring inner and outer tube construction that gives the idler increased rigidity for higher load ratings. This design has a 20% higher load rating than CEMA, which improves service life. The inner tube insulates the bearing from vibration, reducing misalignment and increasing the life of the bearing. As the outer shelf wears, the inner tube maintains the structural integrity of the roller.
The double tube models are available in belt widths up to 120 in. and are equipped with bearing sizes up to 60 mm. According to Superior, this double tube product line has proven capabilities, having tested at some of the highest capacity iron ore mines in the world.
Mine-duty belt cleaner
The expanded line of Exterra belt cleaners includes a new mine-duty model, which – according to the manufacturer – solves pain points related to constant tensioning maintenance and difficult installation in tight areas.
Superior’s belt tensioner features patent-pending Set For Life (SFL) technology that maintains constant, accurate tension during the life of the blade. Operators set the tension during installation and never have to adjust it again. Versus an oversized, difficult to install, one-piece pole, the mine-duty Exterra primary belt cleaner’s three-piece pole is lighter and easier to manage during installation, especially in tight, hard-to-get-to chute systems.
Additionally, the scraper blade is segmented into 6 in. chunks, allowing it to contour against the blade. This allows for a more even wear on wide belts typically used in heavier, mine duty applications.
The mine-duty Exterra primary belt cleaner is designed for pulleys larger than 20 in. diameter up to 84 in. diameter, servicing belts with widths 24 in. and up.
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