Superior Industries develops multi-functional ship-loading conveyor

Superior Industries Inc., a US-based manufacturer and supplier of bulk material processing and handling systems, has completed the development of its latest model of TeleStacker conveyor designed for loading dry bulk cargo ships. The highly mobile, multi-purpose conveyor brings together ship loading and truck unloading capabilities into a single machine.

Scott Gulan, Sales Manager, Superior Industries, said that since expanding their TeleStacker conveyor to marine-based applications, the company has gathered hundreds of design preferences, data points, and functional requirements from engineers and operators. The company has considered all their feedback and combined it to develop a multi-functional ship-loading conveyor.

Some of the key functions of the new ship-loading TeleStacker conveyor are mobility and all-wheel travel capability which allows ease in movement throughout confined terminals and quays including carousel, inline, crab, parallel, and radial movements. The system takes less than a minute to adjust wheel positions, making it easier and faster to move from hatch to hatch or from storage to operation.

Another key feature is the conveyor’s in-built truck-unloading system, which means that the truck’s hopper, ramps, and conveyor are all connected to the end of the TeleStacker conveyor. With such a setup, operators and owners can eliminate costly double handling and maintain material quality from bed of truck to hold of ship. The truck unloader system is operated with the same power source that lifts or suspends the undercarriage during transportation of the truck target.

Gulan added that as the unloading and loading machines are combined, the two systems move and operate seamlessly, consequently reducing the time it takes for operators to manage relocation of several parts of gear.

In addition to offering improved mobility, the TeleStacker conveyor also provides environmentally-friendly features which include reduction in fugitive material and collection systems like completely-sealed transfer points, drip pans, load zones, enclosed belting, spray bars, and dust collection systems. The conveyor system is compact, quiet, and subjected to corrosion-resistant coatings.

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