Continental Releases Synchrochain Carbon Belts

Continental Introduces Synchrochain Carbon Belts at 2016 Power Transmission Distributors’ Summit

  • Applicable in every mechanical and plant engineering field
  • Delivers up to 15 percent higher power output than predecessor
  • For original equipment drives as well as aftermarket

Continental has introduced at the Power Transmission Distributor’s Association (PTDA) Summit, Conti Synchrochain Carbon power transmission belts for a variety of applications and industries.


“Conti Synchrochain Carbon is the strongest synchronous belt that Continental offers,” said Brent Holstine, product specialist, power transmission products, “and it uses ultra high strength polyurethane and carbon cord to deliver more power in a smaller package. It’s the carbon that makes the difference. It allows the belt a higher power capacity, longer service life with hardly any initial tension loss.”

The belt can transmit up to five times more power than conventional timing belts with the same overall width – belt width can be reduced by up to 80 percent. In addition, the great stiffness of the cord in Conti Synchrochain Carbon means initial tension loss is cut to almost zero. “Over the lifetime of the belts this represents a further enhancement in drive efficiency,” said Holstine.

Conti Synchrochain Carbon is a light but durable polyurethane belt. It is high-tensile and, at the same time, longitudinally stable carbon for the tension member. “The intelligent design with high- quality materials ensures clean, smooth and particularly reliable power transmission both at high torques or dynamic loads,” Holstine added.

About Continental
Continental develops intelligent technologies for transporting people and their goods. As a reliable partner, the international automotive supplier, tire manufacturer, and industrial partner provides sustainable, safe, comfortable, individual, and affordable solutions. In 2015, the corporation generated sales of €39.2 billion with its five divisions, Chassis & Safety, Interior, Powertrain, Tires, and ContiTech. Continental currently employs approximately 215,000 people in 55 countries.

As a division in the Continental group, ContiTech is one of the world's leading industrial specialists. Its customers can be found in key industries such as machine and plant engineering, mining, the agricultural industry, and the automotive industry. With around 43,000 employees in 44 countries, the company uses its development and material expertise for products and systems made of rubber, plastic, metal, textile, and electronic components to combine these with individual services. ContiTech always thinks in terms of customer-friendly and environmentally friendly solutions – going well and truly beyond its roots as a producer of rubber products. With sales of €5.4 billion (2015), this international technology partner is active with core branches in Europe, Asia, NAFTA, and South America.

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