Morris, Minn. – Superior Industries Inc., a U.S. based manufacturer and global supplier of bulk material processing and handling systems, says its engineers have completed research and development of a new density separator. Launching to the market today, density separators are used to classify fine mineral particles ranging from 30 mesh (595 microns) to 200 mesh (74 microns).
“As with all new product development at Superior, we interviewed our customers to understand the complications and failures of the technology used to separate such fine particles,” said John Bennington, director of washing and classifying at Superior Industries. “We developed a list and I believe our engineers overcame some of the most common design flaws in density separation technology.”
Bennington says the manufacturer intentionally produced a square-shaped unit to improve structural integrity and ensure proper material flow to the discharge point. In addition, compared to a steel feedwell, using high-density polyurethane (HDPE) greatly improves wear life of this quick-to-wear component. To simplify maintenance, Superior’s design includes removable, HDPE teeter bars, butterfly cleanout valves that don’t require a complete manifold disassembly to maintain and hydraulically-controlled pinch valves, which improve reliability of control. Superior’s new density separator is available to the market in three sizes: 7×7 (50 square feet capacity), 8.5×8.5 (75 square feet) and 10×10 (100 square feet).
About Superior Industries, Inc.
Superior Industries engineers and manufactures groundbreaking, bulk material processing and handling equipment and cutting-edge machinery components. From its headquarters in Morris, Minnesota, USA, the manufacturing firm supplies bulk crushing, screening, washing and conveying systems for industries including construction aggregates, mining, bulk terminals, agriculture, power and biomass. In addition to its home plant in Minnesota, the 44-year-old Superior operates from additional facilities in Arizona, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan and Nebraska, USA; Alberta and New Brunswick, Canada; and three locations in Brazil to serve South American markets.