From the
organisers of
Hillhead logo

Superior unveil enhanced conveyor idler

Superior’s new enhanced conveyor belt idler design
Superior’s new enhanced conveyor belt idler design

Revamped conveyor belt idler designed for unrivalled longevity in demanding applications

SUPERIOR Industries, the US-based manufacturers and global suppliers of bulk material processing and handling systems, have announced what they claim is the most significant redesign to conveyor belt idlers in decades. The update is backed by a US$4.5 million investment in cutting-edge idler manufacturing equipment at the company’s American production locations.

According to Superior Industries, the key innovations of the new idler design are:


Ironclad weld joint at tube-to-end disc

  • Flush end disc prevents material entrapment between roll and frame

  • Weld bead is securely housed within the roll’s structure, ensuring added durability

  • Modern, robotic welding for greater weld penetration and extreme consistency.

Revamped design of idler bearing seals

  • A decade of rigorous testing results in an unmatched bearing protection system

  • Lifespan of standard bearing seals surpasses all other models tested

  • Premium Titanium seal provides extended longevity for demanding applications.

Major upgrade to idler manufacturing

  • Improving industry-leading pace, Superior achieve new heights in manufacturing speed

  • Manufacturing production rate of standard and custom idlers sees 35% increase

  • Integration of robotic manufacturing ensures a level of consistency previously unseen.

‘Tens of thousands of Superior idlers are installed on our own conveyors every year, so roll performance really, really matters,’ emphasized Jason Adams, president of Superior. ‘The new idler exceeds our own high performance standards and we’re excited for other conveyor owners and operators to benefit from this upgrade.’


Latest Jobs

Health, Safety & Wellbeing Advisor x2

Breedon seek two proactive and influential health, safety and wellbeing advisors to support their aggregates and ready-mixed concrete business in the Midlands and Northern England