Innovations for Efficient and Sustainable Agriculture
ContiTech at Agritechnica / Rubber solutions protect humans, the environment and the sensitive harvest
With the new generation of SCR (selective catalytic reduction) heatable hose line modules for exhaust gas purification, ContiTech Fluid Technology goes a long way in rendering agricultural machinery eco-friendlier. The SCR process can reduce emissions of environmentally damaging nitrogen oxides and hydrocarbons by up to 80% and soot particle emissions by up to 40%. ContiTech also offers numerous solutions for significantly increasing the efficiency of air-conditioning systems - while at the same time reducing the amount of coolant used and the weight. Use of the inner heat exchanger (IHE) alone ups efficiency by around 5%. Optimizing the internal diameters of the air-conditioning lines and minimizing pressure losses in the new ECO AC system can open the way to additional benefits. With the MUTEX textile-reinforced suspension hose, ContiTech has also developed a product that increases volume capacity enough to absorb oil-pump-induced pressure peaks. This has a damping effect in tractors and elsewhere.
Drive belts from the ContiTech Power Transmission Group are energy-efficient and maintenance-free, This has made them an indispensable component in modern agricultural machinery. ContiTech's has a wide range of industrial timing belts, V-belts and V-ribbed belts for diverse applications.
Greater flexibility thanks to round baler belts
The ContiTech Conveyor Belt Group supplies belts for round balers. These belts make room for more variation in the size of the bales formed than is the case with fixed chamber balers, the long-time favorite. Insofar, they support the trend toward smaller-scale farming and diversely cultivated fields. Round balers employ just three belts instead of six. This increases flexibility.
Safe and long-lasting air springs
The products supplied by ContiTech Air Spring Systems let mobile agricultural machinery achieve high speeds on roads and fields. They afford the best possible riding comfort, even when the machinery is operating without a load. Used on vehicle trailers, they ensure gentle transport of fruit and vegetables. ContiTech's new D-types with detachable connection parts expand the range of air actuators for stationary agricultural technology such as transportation and distribution machines for crops and feed. They are available in eight different sizes, each one with one-, two- or three-convolution bellows. The positive-locking welding on the four external bolts makes for secure, heavy-duty attachment, even under the toughest operating conditions. In addition, the product can be dismantled into its individual parts. This makes it easier if any part have to be replaced.
Maintenance-free rubber-to-metal-bonded components from ContiTech Vibration Control absorb percussions and structure-borne sound, insulate machine vibration, reduce acceleration and provide protection from noise. In addition to enhancing comfort and safety in vehicles, they ensure the functionality and durability of equipment in numerous other applications.
ContiTech Antriebssysteme GmbH
With sales of €26 billion in 2010, Continental is among the leading automotive suppliers worldwide. As a supplier of brake systems, systems and components for powertrains and chassis, instrumentation, infotainment solutions, vehicle electronics, tires and technical elastomers, Continental contributes to enhanced driving safety and global climate protection. Continental is also an expert partner in networked automobile communication. Continental currently has approximately 160,000 employees in 45 countries.
The ContiTech division numbers among the leading suppliers of a host of technical elastomer products in the non-tire rubber sector and is a specialist for rubber technology in the non-tire rubber sector. The division develops and produces functional parts, components and systems for the automotive industry and other important industries. The division has a workforce of approximately 27,500 employees. In 2010, it achieved sales of approximately €3.1 billion.
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