This update is backed by a $4.5M investment in idler manufacturing equipment at company’s American production locations.

February 14, 2024

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Superior Industries Inc. announces a significant redesign to its conveyor idlers.Image courtesy of Superior Industries Inc.

Superior Industries Inc., a US-based manufacturer and global supplier of bulk material processing and handling systems, announces a significant redesign to its conveyor idlers. This update is backed by a substantial $4.5 million investment in idler manufacturing equipment at its American production locations.

Here are the key innovations of the new idler design:

Ironclad Weld Joint at Tube to End Disc

  • Flush end disc prevents material entrapment between roll and frame.

  • Weld bead is securely housed within the roll's structure, ensuring added durability.

  • Modern, robotic welding for greater weld penetration and extreme consistency

Revamped Designs of Idler Bearing Seals

  • A decade of rigorous testing results in an excellent bearing protection system.

  • Lifespan of standard bearing seals surpasses all other models tested.

  • Premium Titanium seal provides extended longevity for demanding applications.

Major Upgrade to Idler Manufacturing

  • Improving pace, Superior achieves new heights in manufacturing speed.

  • Manufacturing production rate of standard and custom idlers sees 35% increase.

  • Integration of robotic manufacturing ensures a previously unseen level of consistency.

“Tens of thousands of Superior idlers are installed on our own conveyors every year, so roll performance really, really matters,” said Jason Adams, president of Superior. “The new idler exceeds our own high-performance standards and we’re excited for other conveyor owners and operators to benefit from this upgrade.”

Superior Industries Inc., Morris, MN 320-589-2406 www.superior-ind.com

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