From construction, recycling and shingle to wood processing – when it comes to extracting, processing and distributing commodities, materials and other bulk goods, Conti-Tech is on hand with the conveyor technologies and expertise needed. Comprehensive and customised, the product portfolio of the ContiTech Conveyor Belt Group serves a wide variety of industries. This year the company had been exhibiting from 21.–22.05.2014 at the SOLIDS Dortmund, Germany trade fair for the very first time, presenting tried-and-tested products, innovations and its extensive partner network to visitors.
A key topic of the display is the ContiTech Conveyor Belt Group’s strong partner network, which spans the whole of Germany. “We work closely with a large number of partners across the country, all of them experts in conveyor belts. Numerous partners were also present at the trade fair.”
At the SOLIDS Dortmund, ContiTech was debuting a range of forward-looking ideas in the shape of new products from its extended global network of sites. “For these products we drew on a broad knowledge base, which includes the expertise we gained through our acquisition of the USA’s Legg Company or our new unit in Finland,” Stefan Hoheisel, Head of the Global Industry Segment with the Conveyor Belt Group explains.
These latest additions to the portfolio include white conveyor belts, which are specially suited where traces of abrasion from black conveyor belts must be avoided. For this reason conveyors are made from white nitrile (NBR) or styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR). Also new in the product line-up is a host of innovative chevron belt profiles and variants that make conveying materials along steep inclines more efficient.
A modular system for heat resistant conveyor belts was also presented. This consists of a variety of components that can be combined to create exactly the right ContiTech belt for each specific application. A special feature in this respect is the innovative HEAT CONTROL insulation layer for transporting hot materials. Under normal circumstances excessive heat can cause the rubber layer on a conveyor belt to disintegrate and the carcass to melt, ultimately leading to belt failure. But HEAT CONTROL reduces temperature transfer towards the carcass by up to 40 degrees. When adding a highly melt-proof layer made from glass or basalt, this even keeps belts functional while transporting glowing hot materials.
At the same time a number of tried-and-tested products were also on display, such as SICON®, TransConti® and CONTIFLEX®. These durable, robust conveyor belts meet even the toughest requirements and are ideal for transporting oily and fatty materials, for example.