Superior unveils enhanced conveyor idler for unrivalled longevity

Superior Industries has unveiled what it describes as the "most significant redesign to conveyor idlers in decades".
Ancillary Equipment / February 16, 2024
By Guy Woodford
Superior Industries' redesigned conveyor idler. Pic: Superior Industries

The US-based company says the redesign follows a $4.5 million investment in cutting-edge idler manufacturing equipment at its Stateside production locations.


A vertically integrated, global market manufacturer of conveying equipment and components, Superior Industries notes the redesigned conveyor idler's key design innovations as:


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 Designs 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 achieves 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," emphasises 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."


Superior invites industry stakeholders to explore their new advancements in conveyor idler technology. For more information, visit

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