Superior Unveils Primary and Secondary Scraper with One Mounting Point
June 2, 2011 – Superior Industries released what it is calling the market’s first-ever primary and secondary belt-cleaning system that shares the same, common mounting point. With one pole, maintenance workers can avoid adding to their conveyor’s structure, a common task to accommodate secondary cleaners. Another key feature, according to the company, is the Exterra SFL Dual Belt Cleaner’s unique tensioning system, with a patented design that creates a pressure that is set once, for the life of the blade, during installation. The company’s Exterra SFL Dual Belt Cleaner is designed to nearly eliminate material carry-back from the top cover of conveyor belting after it passes over the head pulley. When left unchecked, carry-back causes material buildup on idlers, pulleys and other components – a problem that causes mis-tracking or belt damage. More importantly, carry-back creates unwanted fugitive material piles under the conveyor. The primary scraper is equipped with Superior’s Exterra Primary Belt Cleaner. Superior designs and builds its new Exterra SFL Dual Belt Cleaner to accommodate head pulleys with diameters of 12-in. to 20-in. and belt widths of 18-in. to 60-in. Later this year, the company plans to expand the one-time tensioning unit to accommodate pulley diameters up to 30-in.