Three New Transmission Belts for Mining from Continental

Continental Introduces Three New Power Transmission Belts for the Mining Industry

  • Featured at 2016 MINExpo
  • Hy-T Wedge, SilentSync and Conti Synchrochain Carbon belts

Continental has introduced at MINExpo 2016 three new power transmission belts for the mining industry.

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The belts are the Hy-T Wedge, SilentSync and Conti Synchrochain Carbon. “These are three different drive options for a single theoretical drive,” said Brent Holstine, product specialist, power transmission products. “Each drive has progressively higher power ratings, demonstrating how much more power can be driven by smaller belts due to improvements in technology and engineering.”

The Hy-T Wedge has a new EPDM compound offering a broader operating temperature range and improved heat resistance. It also has new optimized tooth profile that improves flexibility and reduces belt fatigue to improve life.

SilentSync has an exclusive tooth profile that reduces noise up to 19 db. compared with other straight tooth synchronous products. The sprockets use a flangeless design that is self-tracking and saves space, and continuous rolling engagement of the belt and sprocket reduce vibration.

Conti Synchrochain Carbon is the strongest synchronous belt Continental offers, and uses ultra high strength polyurethane and carbon cord to deliver more power in a smaller package.

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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