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Conveyor setup time cut by 80%


February 20, 2013
By Superior Industries

February 20, 2013, Morris, MN – Superior Industries says it has cut the setup time required to transition its Swing Axle TeleStacker Conveyor from transport to radial positions.

The new Swing Axle XTP TeleStacker Conveyor shifts from road to radial mode in just five to ten minutes. That is compared to 45 to 60 minutes for the original model, a design still common to competitive swing axle telescopic conveyors.

Three key design features characterize the next generation Swing Axle XTP. First, to engage the stacker’s power travel, chains and sprockets are replaced with a pre-installed t-handle mechanism. While the chain and sprocket arrangement takes up to 30 minutes to install, requires maintenance and can be tricky to guard, the new power travel system takes just seconds to engage and needs no maintenance or guarding.

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 The new Swing Axle XTP TeleStacker Conveyor shifts from road to radial mode in just five to ten minutes. 

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Secondly, the new axle design requires fewer link arms during both transport and operational modes. This modification again helps to reduce setup time. Lastly, the addition of a pivoting walking beam allows for true wheel alignment during radial travel. Poor alignment results in tire scuffing and can even cause a conveyor’s feed point to shift out of position.

The 40-year-old conveyor manufacturer produced a video to help show the new design in an everyday working environment available on its website (www.superior-ind.com).

First generation Swing Axle models can be retrofitted with the new Swing Axle XTP.