Morris, Minn. – Superior Industries, Inc., a US-based manufacturer and global supplier of bulk material processing and handling systems, exhibited the industry’s most modern, longest-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.
“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,” says Mary Erholtz, Superior’s vice president of marketing and conveying product manager. “When we tallied the scores, it was obvious that our Titanium Seal lasted longer than any other prototype or competitor bearing seal we tested.”
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%. However, that data is still growing — says 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.