Driving the future: On the road and in the machine-building industry

ContiTech at Hannover Messe 2013

The ContiTech Power Transmission Group's presentation at the Hannover Messe focuses on heavy-duty belts for applications in machinery and plant engineering, in two-wheelers and in new eco-friendly drive belts.

On view for the first time is a new high-performance polyurethane timing belt with carbon cord as tensile member. Its ultra reliable force transmission capability is paired up with high resistance to wear and abrasion. ContiTech has expanded its range of eco-friendly drive belts marketed under the BlueConcept label. The label stands for environmentally compatible and healthful industrial applications. In the future, a multiple V-ribbed belt will also be available.

The showing is complimented by drive belts for two-wheelers – the full gamut, from motorcycles and scooters through to bicycles equipped with electric motors. Going forward, the topic of individual mobility in metropolitan areas will continue to grow in importance and with it the demand for electrically powered two-wheelers. The ContiTech Power Transmission Group has developed a drive system for this purpose that replaces the classical chain with a drive belt – with a host of advantage for consumers. The drive belts and matching pulleys are developed in close collaboration with manufacturers and sales partners in the two-wheeler industry. "We are growing worldwide, not only with our high-tech belts for machinery and plant engineering but in the two-wheeler market as well," notes Konrad Müller, head of the Power Transmission Group business unit. "Our wide-ranging competence in the area of drive belts makes us a coveted partner."

Also available for viewing at the ContiTech booth in hall 25 are hoses for compressors and large hoses for use at construction sites as well as air suspension systems and ContiTech SCHWINGMETALL rubber-to-metal-bonded components for reducing vibrations in industrial vehicles and machines.

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This year, ContiTech has boosted its presence at the Messe with a booth (B23 in hall 25) devoted to drivetrain technology at the leading trade fair "Motion, Drive & Automation".