Conti acquisition to bolster smart-belt strategy

Hanover, Germany – Continental has recently acquired Advanced Imaging Technologies (PTY) Ltd (AIT) of Pinetown, South Africa for an undisclosed amount, the German group announced 2 Oct.

AIT develops x-ray and magnetic imaging-based technologies, which can be used for in-line monitoring of potential failures in fabric- and steel-cord reinforced conveyor belts in mining and other industrial operations.

The acquisition adds “technical sensing knowledge and R&D competence to strengthen our competence in the area of predictive maintenance,” said Hans-Jürgen Duensing, responsible for the ContiTech division on the Continental…

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