Synchromotion: Continental Delivers a New Generation of Endless PU Timing Belts Onto The Market
Continental is launching a new generation of polyurethane (PU) timing belts in the Truly Endless product line onto the market – under the name Synchromotion. Steel cord reinforced polyurethane belts are considered to be extremely flexible, abrasion resistant and durable. The polyurethane cover ensures more efficient power transmission than is the case with other materials. With Synchromotion, customers can now choose between eleven different profiles in the length range 1,500 to 14,500 mm with a maximum width of 100 mm.
The Synchromotion can be manufactured in individual lengths. Precisely down to one tooth. This gives customers greater design flexibility and additional freedom, for example in terms of center distances. It opens up new perspectives for applications that were not previously covered by Continental. “This allows us to offer our industrial customers a significantly larger standard range, and they can now access the full product portfolio from a single source,” points out Sascha Heyde, who heads product management for industrial drive belts at Continental.
The numerous profiles available enable replacement on existing equipment. The dimensions are fully compatible with competitors’ products and alterations are not necessary. In addition, the Synchromotion offers all the usual benefits of Continental PU timing belts. This means reliable power transmission, wear-resistant PU material, low maintenance due to steel cord tension member with high tensile strength, and suitability for applications in demanding environments. The structure of the white belt reflects that of the Synchroflex, a PU timing belt already established on the market by Continental for the lower and medium power range with an endless tension member made from steel. The plastic is identical to Continental’s polyurethane for extruded products.
The Synchromotion is suitable for conveyance and power transmission drives across the power range. These include synchronous conveyor systems and transport devices with sliding rails, as well as positioning and reversing drives in linear and control engineering.
The Synchromotion will be produced at the PU-specialized Dannenberg plant. Each order is produced to customer specification. The initial lead time at market launch will be around four to six weeks.