In mid-September this year, Superior Industries, Inc., a major American manufacturer and global supplier of bulk material processing and handling systems, 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, colour 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 (1,830mm). 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% and is suited for dry bulk applications producing up to 3,000 tonnes per hour.


Superior Industries engineers and manufactures groundbreaking, bulk material processing and handling equipment and cutting- edge components related to the machinery. From its headquarters in Morris, Minnesota, USA, the manufacturing firm supplies bulk crushing, screening, washing and conveying systems for industries including construction aggregates, mining, bulk terminals, agriculture, power and biomass. In addition to its home plant in Minnesota, the 43-year-old Superior operates from additional engineering and manufacturing centers in Arizona, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan and Nebraska, USA; Alberta and New Brunswick, Canada; and three production facilities in Brazil.