Superior Industries’ TeleStacker Offers Productivity, Strength and Safety
- Published: Friday, 15 June 2012 13:09
The TeleStacker Conveyor from Superior Industries is a heavy-duty telescoping radial stacking conveyor designed for efficient, dependable and safe operation. Built for high production, the TeleStacker conveyor offers the ability to stockpile 30-percent more material per move than similar radial stackers, and an operating tonnage ranging from 200 to 5,000 tph. The machine is available as a specially configured Mine Duty model designed and built for the mining industry and heap leaching applications in particular.
A key element of the TeleStacker conveyor design is the patented FB Undercarriage support system which offers added strength, stability and safety. Inspired by market requests for longer conveyors featuring wider belts and enhanced productivity, Superior strategically engineered the FB Undercarriage support system with enhanced strength and support in critical stress points, effectively reducing the deflection of the TeleStacker conveyor by 200 percent as compared to competitive units. The robust FB Undercarriage is constructed of durable steel and features a tubular braced structure to prevent twisting and shifting. Further enhancing the safety and stability of the entire machine is the strategic placement of standard hydraulic cylinders, placed on the outside of the undercarriage for units up to 150 ft. in length or on the inside for those units greater than 150 ft.
The largest telescopic stacking conveyor in the world, the TeleStacker conveyor from Superior offers exceptional efficiency and high production rates up to 5,000 tph, according to Corey Poppe, marketing manager. The unit features a longer stinger, or internal conveyor, enabling it to pile 30 percent more material per move, resulting in higher capacity surge piles often required in heap leaching applications.
As a result of the robust steel construction of the FB Undercarriage, the TeleStacker conveyor is up to 35 percent heavier than most competitive conveyor machines, leading to enhanced stability and durability. Incorporating a wide base and heavy-duty internal conveyor support rollers, the unit offers heightened safety and stability both during operation and travel – even on rough terrain. Each support roller carries evenly distributed weight, reducing overall stress and extending the unit’s life.
To ensure smooth mobility and flotation even over difficult terrain, the TeleStacker conveyor can be equipped with steel tracks and attached to Superior’s patented FD Series Axle. The combination enables fast, easy transition from radial to linear travel modes. The operator is able to simply lower the FD tracks into position to access the stacker’s radial model or hydraulically lift them up for linear travel.
Every TeleStacker Conveyor is custom designed and built to accommodate individual requirements and unique applications. Superior’s team of specialized engineers studies each customer’s application and outside factors to ensure the ideal configuration for the specific application. Holding the record for having produced the largest telescopic radial stacking conveyor in the world at 190 ft. in length, Superior Industries offers custom units in larger sizes upon request.
The Mine Duty model is equipped with belt widths ranging from 24 to 72 ft. Additionally, every unit incorporates mine-duty 2.0 pulleys and idlers, manufactured by Superior. Because Superior is the only manufacturer to offer both the machine and critical components, this design offers customers the unique advantage and peace of mind resulting from owning a complete and integrated conveyor system.
Superior Industries, www.superior-ind.com