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Superior idler seals designed for specific applications

By |  January 30, 2020
Superior Industries now offers four application-specific conveyor idler seals. Photo courtesy of Superior Industries

Superior Industries now offers four application-specific conveyor idler seals. Photo courtesy of Superior Industries

Superior Industries plans to introduce a group of application-specific idler seals at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2020.

The seals are one of a dozen new products the company plans to introduce at its Central Hall booth (Booth C31389) within the Las Vegas Convention Center.

“These next-generation SpinGuard idler seals will offer greater protection in applications known to expose bearings to fugitive material prematurely,” says Paul Schmidgall, the chief engineer of Superior’s conveyor components division. “We tested dozens of seal iterations over more than five years, and we think we have some pretty robust options.”

According to Superior, it now offers four application-specific conveyor idler seals:

• SpinGuard wet seal. These are for applications experiencing unsatisfactory idler life due to high moisture. Common conditions include wet processing, frequent washdowns and dredging.

• SpinGuard dry seal. These are for operations that produce dust near crushing or screening equipment.

• SpinGuard low-drag seal. These are designed for conveyor owners concerned about horsepower. The eco-friendly idlers are designed with a low-drag seal for overland or long-distance conveying.

• SpinGuard Titanium seal. The Titanium seal is for the most extreme conditions, including wet and slurry applications.

Each class of seal will be easily recognized by a unique color, Superior adds. Wet seals are blue, dry are ivory, low drag are green, and the Titanium seal is silver.

For more coverage of ConExpo-Con/Agg 2020, check out P&Q’s Countdown to ConExpo-Con/Agg show page.

Kevin Yanik

About the Author:

Kevin Yanik is the editor-in-chief of Pit & Quarry magazine. Yanik can be reached at 216-706-3724 or kyanik@northcoastmedia.net.

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