Pits & Quarries
Superior unveils Level Assist technology
By Andrew Macklin
January 11, 2016 – Superior Industries, Inc. has developed new technology which speeds one of the most time-consuming steps in portable plant installation. Known as Level Assist, the new option automatically levels a plant once the machinery is raised to a desired height.
Historically, owners and operators adjusted cribbing and jacks until a level plant was achieved. When operating in an uneven environment, it’s common for plants to create out-of-spec material, overstress bearings and gears, reduce production rates and increase vibration and parts’ wear.
This new feature, says Superior engineers, greatly speeds the process. Once the plant is in its operating location, the operator hydraulically lifts the machinery to a desired height then engages the Level Assist by switching the control panel from manual to auto mode. The new technology reduces labor force required for setup from two or more to one.
Superior’s new Level Assist technology is an available option for new or can be retrofitted to existing portable crushing, screening and washing plants.