Superior Industries is to present application-specific seals at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020 which it says will extend conveyor idler life.
Paul Schmidgall, the chief engineer of Superior’s conveyor components division, says: “These next-generation SpinGuard Idler Seals will offer greater protection in applications known to expose bearings to fugitive material prematurely. We tested dozens of seal iterations over more than five years of and we think we have some pretty robust options.”
Superior says it now offers four application-specific conveyor idler seals:
- SpinGuard Wet Seal: Applications experiencing unsatisfactory idler life due to high moisture. Common conditions include wet processing, frequent washdowns and dredging.
- SpinGuard Dry Seal: Operations that produce dust near crushing or screening equipment.
- SpinGuard Low Drag Seal: For conveyor owners concerned about horsepower. Eco-friendly idlers designed with low drag seal for overland or long-distance conveying.
- SpinGuard Titanium Seal: For the most extreme conditions including wet and slurry applications.
Each class of seal will be easily recognised by a unique colour:
- Wet Seals are blue
- Dry are ivory
- Low Drag are green
- Titanium Seal is silver