Superior unveils new belt cleaner
June 7, 2011
By Superior Industries
June 7, 2011, Morris, MN – Superior Industries, a manufacturer of conveyor systems
and components, has released a primary and secondary belt cleaning system that
shares the same common mounting point: the Exterra SFL Dual Belt Cleaner. With
one pole, maintenance workers can avoid adding to their conveyor’s structure, a
common task to accommodate secondary cleaners. Another key feature is the belt cleaner’s
unique tensioning system. The patented design creates a pressure that is set
once during installation, for the life of the blade.
dual belt cleaner is designed to eliminate most material carry-back from the top
cover of conveyor belting after it passes over the head pulley. When left
unchecked, carry-back causes material build-up on idlers, pulleys, and other
components, a problem that causes mistracking or belt damage. More importantly,
carry-back creates unwanted fugitive material piles under the conveyor.
primary scraper is equipped with Superior’s Exterra Primary Belt Cleaner.
Packed with more urethane, the blade has one of the bulkiest profiles of any
primary scraper on the market. Mounted to the same pole as the primary, the
secondary cleaner is available in either AR steel (STD) or tungsten carbide. It
is designed with segmented blades to withstand vibration and impact from belt
splices during operation.
designs and builds its new Exterra SFL Dual Belt Cleaner to accommodate head
pulleys with diameters of 12 to 20 inches (30 to 50 cm) and belt widths of 18
to 60 inches (45 to 152 cm). Later this year, the company plans to expand the
one-time tensioning unit to accommodate pulley diameters up to 30 inches (76
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