Continental Introduces Lighter Weight Conti Texsteel Conveyor Belting at NIBA Convention
- With aramid synthetic fibers as strong as steel
- Select line’s premier fabric alternative in a lightweight belt
- Lower power consumption, energy costs
Continental has introduced at the 2016 NIBA Convention, Conti Texsteel, an aramid textile reinforced line of conveyor belting for applications where high strength, low elongation and lighter weight are essential.
Conti Texsteel, exclusive from Continental Select, is a very specific line of lightweight conveyor belting designed to provide belt strengths of a steel cord belt design, but at a much lesser weight.
“The advantage of Conti Texsteel is using aramid fabric to create a belt carcass as strong as steel when compared from a strength-to- weight ratio,” said Chris Marchant, product manager for the conveyor belt group. “An added benefit to using a Conti Texsteel conveyor belt is energy cost savings. Over time, the lower power consumption used to drive the belt will equate to lower energy costs and higher savings.”
Conti Texsteel is available in a wide selection of specifications designed specifically for the application. Tensile strengths range from 400piw to 2,000piw with a compound and cover thickness that can be selected to match the given application.
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.
For additional information on the Conti Texsteel or any of the Select line of belts from Continental, visit www.contitech-select.com.