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MDA Technologies 2/2016

MDA Technologies 2/2016

Innovative solutions for

Innovative solutions for reliable power transmission CONTROL AND MEASUREMENT In industrial trucks, construction vehicles or agricultural machinery – wherever large loads have to be dependably transmitted – what machinery manufacturers need more than anything else, is reliability. One such company focusing on reliable power transmission solutions is the tractor manufacturer Fendt with its famous “German Meisterwerk” top-of-the-range model. It delivers power outputs of 380 to 500 hp. It is an especially powerful tractor designed with the global market in mind. Plowing, lifting, tipping, scooping – to ensure that it can meet all requirements with various mounted implements, the tractor, voted “Machine of the Year” at the Agritechnica farm machinery show, is fitted with two highly efficient hydraulic circuits. ContiTech supplies hoselines and pipelines for the steering, front and rear power lifts, timing gear, basic hydraulic circuit, hoselines and pipes for the suspension system, gearbox, tyre pressure regulating system, engine coolant bleed system, coolant circuit, steering lines, brake system lines and SCR exhaust treatment system – in all a total of 80 different components. Owing to its huge materials and process know-how for solutions for a broad range of fluid-related applications, the company ContiTech manufactures hoses, hose bends, pipes and connection MDA Technologies 2/2016

New technology for the lift drive of rack feeders An example of good collaboration with the customer is a new technology for the power lift of rack feeders developed in conjunction with intralogistics system supplier LTW Intralogistics and sales partner Synchrotech. Minimized wear and tear, lower maintenance, optimized positioning times: This patented system can be used to position goods in high-bay warehouses quickly and precisely. At the heart of the development is a Synchrodrive synchronous belt from ContiTech. It is particularly long-lasting, low-maintenance, and does not require lubrication. It thus meets the requirements of the intralogistics industry, particularly with regard to the payload in combination with the high fracture resistance that is required. The technology is based on the principle of the block and tackle – the “blocked belt drive” is currently a unique combination of two mechanical classics. ContiTech is now taking it to the next level. With the further-developed Synchrodrive belt, even higher pallet weights, larger accelerations, and lifting heights of 30 meters and more are possible. This is achieved with a distance of 20 millimeters between the teeth, as opposed to 14 millimeters as in the past. In the case of very high lifting heights, the high-performance belt features proportionally lower stretching – an advantage for the systems’ key performance indicator. Up to 5 Tonnes can be lifted with the Synchrodrive HTD 20M. Photographs: Fendt, ContiTech www.contitech.de systems made of elastomers and plastics – in combination with a wide range of materials such as textiles, steel and aluminum. Frank Weiher, a designer at ContiTech Techno-Chemie in Hoppegarten, Germany, where the hydraulic lines are manufactured explain “Our long shared engineering experience means that we are able to design even large packages plus samples and construction stage parts in just a short period of time”. That is because a great deal can now be adapted with relatively little input from the basic range of products that ContiTech supplies to its long-time customer. After all, the two companies’ Design departments have been collaborating extremely closely for a good 20 years, and Fendt relies on ContiTech’s proven lines in its other agricultural machines. Along with Fendt, the 12.4-liter 6-cylinder engine from MAN, with which the new high-horsepower tractor is equipped, also contains numerous hoses and lines from ContiTech. The same also applies to the completely new x5-S cab, which is designed to provide the ultimate in working comfort, where they ensure that the driver does not freeze. About ContiTech Continental develops intelligent technologies for transporting people and their goods. As a reliable partner, the international automotive supplier, tire manufacturer, and industrial partner, the company offers sustainable, safe, comfortable and customized solutions. The corporation with its five divisions Chassis & Safety, Interior, Powertrain, Tire und ContiTech generated provisional sales of approximately €39.2 billion in 2015. The ContiTech division is one of the leading suppliers of technical rubber products and is a specialist for plastics technology. It develops and produces functional parts, components and systems for mechanical and plant engineering, the mining and automotive industries, and other major industries. In 2014 ContiTech recorded a sales of around 5.4 billion euros and employ strength of around 43,000 in 43 countries worldwide. MDA Technologies 2/2016

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