New speciality tyres offered

26th August 2016


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International technology company Continental will display a new range of speciality tyres for mining and earthmoving vehicles at Electra Mining Africa 2016, as the company intensifies efforts to expand its industrial business and achieve a more balanced customer portfolio.

In future, technologies for construction and materials handling machines and vehicles will also come increasingly into focus.

The new tyre range will be officially launched at the MINExpo trade show in Las Vegas, in the US, from September 26 to 28.

Continental’s four new commercial speciality tyres are: UnderGroundMaster (diameter 890 mm, width 355 mm), DrillMaster (diameter 1 090 mm, width 420 mm), ScoopMaster (diameter 1 665 mm, width 525 mm) and EarthMoverMaster (diameter 1 850, width 760 mm).

The UnderGroundMaster L3-tread tyre is designed for shuttle cars and face haulers on coal mines. It has a V-ply construction that results in less movement of material and, thus, less rolling resistance, and reinforced sidewalls with high stability.

The DrillMaster also uses a V-ply construction for less movement of material, with strong sidewalls and high stability. The L4 deep tread is ideal for drill rigs and service vehicles in below-ground environments.

ScoopMaster is a V-ply tyre that is ideal for load, haul and dump vehicles. It has an L5S extra-deep tread that is suitable for harsh underground conditions, offering resistance to cuts and penetrations. Its smooth tread provides good traction and wear.

The EarthMoverMaster is an E4/L4 deep tread tyre that is designed for articulated dump trucks, loaders and dozers, providing enhanced abuse protection for a longer service life. It has a steel radial carcass and belt package for cut and impact resistance. It achieves high traction in all directions. E3/L3 treads will be available at a future date.

A central part of Continental’s exhibition at Electra Mining Africa will be its range of rubber, solid woven and specialist application conveyor belts, belt condition monitoring systems, industrial fluid hoses and power transmission belts.

The heavy-duty FortressXP conveyor belt withstands the most arduous above-ground belting environments, with a new dual-layer twill weave and improved yarn design for improved load bearing and superior rip, tear and impact resistance.

CoalFlo conveyor belts are solid woven belts for underground mining, available in polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and PVG. They provide high resistance against impact and slitting, high vulcanised splice strength and can be configured for ascent or descent up to 12 ° for the PVC belt and 15 ° for the PVG belt.

The Sicon conveyor belt is an extra-high-flexibility belt that is enclosed from the feeding point to the discharge point. Its flexibility allows it to be configured to the precise topographies required for maximum efficiency conveyance, with cornering radii of less than 1 m, while negotiating curves up to 180 ° and gradients up to 35 °.

Flexowell conveyor belts are designed for vertical and steep-incline handling of a range of bulk materials. The belt consists of compartmentalised pouches with pleated sides that efficiently convey lump sizes up to 400 mm in size, achieving throughputs up to 6 000 t/h.

Based on the Flexowell design, the Pocketlift belt is designed for vertical conveying of up to 800 m high in deep shaft underground applications. The belt consists of a series of bucket containers available in various widths to achieve load throughputs of up to 4 000 m3/h.

Completing the display will be a range of fluid hoses and power transmission products. The hose portfolio will include the company’s Goldschlange, Aquapal, Trix Rotstrahl, Unitrix, Allcrete and Ultimate products.

“As Southern Africa’s largest mining, industry and electric trade show, Electra Mining Africa is a valuable opportunity to connect with customers across the conveyor belting, industrial hose and heavy automotive markets,” says ContiTech South Africa marketing and sales administration manager Paul van Zyl.

Hall 6 Stand F26

Edited by Creamer Media Reporter


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