Lightweight Technology Cuts Costs and Conserves Resources

The ContiTech Conveyor Belt Group has taken a major step towards sustainable conveyor belt technology. The new CONTI LIGHTWEIGHT TECHNOLOGY can reduce the weight of fabric conveyor belts by up to 30%.

“The lower weight significantly reduces the amount of drive energy needed,” explains Frank Kantorek, Business Development at ContiTech Conveyor Belt Group. “This means CONTI LIGHTWEIGHT TECHNOLOGY makes a major contribution to the conservation of resources and protection of the environment.” In addition to a significant weight reduction, the new technology has other positive effects. The Conveyor Belt Group presented the new technology for the first time at bauma 2013, using a fabric conveyor belt as example.

The new CONTI LIGHTWEIGHT TECHNOLOGY reduces the weight of fabric conveyor belts, as for example the CONTIFLEX® SPACEWEIGHT, by up to 30% and of profiles and corrugated sidewalls by up to 50%. Thus the new method saves energy and protects the environment.

The new CONTI LIGHTWEIGHT TECHNOLOGY is used not only for fabric conveyor belts but also in the manufacture of a whole range of different components. “Over the next few months, we are going to extend the new technology to further products – for example to the Engineered Products segment,” reports Mr. Kantorek. “We are planning to use the technology for profiles, for example, to achieve a significant reduction in component weight.” This way, all market segments and thus all ContiTech Conveyor Belt Group customers will benefit from this pioneering and green development, which fully complies with the ContiTech philosophy: Engineering Green Value.

Source: ContiTech AG

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