Pits & Quarries
Superior’s new belt scale
By Andrew Macklin
September 18, 2015 – Superior Industries, Inc. launched a new belt scale for dry bulk material handling applications. The new scale is characterized by a unique, flush-mount design, so owners and operators can avoid cutting or torching their conveyor frame for installation.
Superior says the scale will install without interfering with the existing conveyor frame. Engineers simplified installation further by designing a much sturdier weighbridge than industry average. This robust design prevents any wobbling or tipping for a stress-free installation.
Superior says its integrator – constructed with a large, color display – is designed with an easy to operate setup and adjustment wizard. The standard model integrator includes an onboard Ethernet port (wireless communication), two independent RS-232 serial outputs (for optional printer and/or scoreboard display) and a battery backup feature. In addition, the integrator is equipped with self-diagnostic’s capabilities for operators to view setup parameters, load cell signals, I/O settings, speed sensor frequencies, angle sensor readings and calibration specifications.
Utilizing a modular design, Superior’s brand new scale fits to belt widths between 18-inches (460mm) and 72-inches (1830mm). The unit is shipped with a scale quality, Superior brand idler in CEMA class ratings of B, C, D or E. Each scale is designed with an accuracy rating of ±1/2 per cent and is suited for dry bulk applications producing up to 3,000 tons per hour.