Now, Conti makes low-rolling resistance conveyor belts

ERJ staff report (DS)

Hannover, Germany – Low-hysteresis rubber compounds have been a intense topic of research over recent years, and now conveyor belts are employing similar techniques.

There was no question about the fact that our customers wanted more energy-efficient conveyor belts,” says Dr. Tobias Wennekamp, head of the Consulting and Application unit in the ‘Mining World’ product segment. “The contact point between the idler and the running belt is where about 70 percent of the energy is lost,” he explains. “So that’s the…

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