Superior Industries, a US-based manufacturer and global supplier of bulk material processing and handling systems, recently completed development of a brand new Modular Skirting System—an accessory that controls dust and prevents spillage within conveyor load and transfer zones.
“Our crews visit and collect data from thousands of conveyor systems each year and we figure about half of them would benefit from material containment components,” says Paul D. Schmidgall, chief engineer in Superior’s conveyor components division. “That’s one out of every two conveyors spilling valuable material, spewing harmful dust, and creating unsafe work environments.”
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The new Skirting System retrofits to any brand of existing structure with little or no field fabrication. Two sets of adjustable legs aid in this universal installation.
Additionally, adjustable clamping mechanisms are used in place of nuts and bolts to hold the skirtboard rubber tight against the belt. An optional stilling zone is also available to accelerate the settling of dust while material is moving inside the system.
Superior’s Modular Skirting System is sold in 5-foot (1.5-metre) sections for conveyor belt widths up to 72 in (1.728 cm).
Along with 250 tons of other products, this new Skirting System will be shown at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2023.