Continental Supplies Comprehensive

One-Stop Custom Solutions for Engines

Louisville/Kentucky, March 2018 Greater efficiency and lower emissions thanks to consistent use of lightweight construction • Multi V-belts with highly abrasion-resistant fabric coating • Greater operational reliability thanks to electrically conductive fuel lines • Effective vibration control with hydro bushings

Power transmission belts, catalytic converters, vibration control elements and hoses for enhanced safety and reliability during daily operations, more efficient use and therefore lower consumption and emissions: Continental offers commercial vehicle manufacturers comprehensive one-stop custom solutions in engines. This opens up a range of benefits – from purchasing to development through to series production. For instance, it is significantly easier to match components to each other. Customers benefit from involving Continental in the development process from the very start to make optimal use of the engine compartment.

Rigorous lightweight construction

Continental Supplies Comprehensive One-Stop Custom Solutions for Engines

ContiTech’s electrically conductive fuel hose prevents static buildup at high through flow rates.

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For commercial vehicles, lightweight construction is becoming increasingly important. Greater payloads are possible if the weight of the machine itself is reduced. Thanks to its lightweight construction, the Conti Excelsus, for instance, delivers a significant weight advantage over the PTFE pipes enclosed in a stainless-steel braid used up till now. Polyamide cooling water lines also contribute to weight savings. In addition, they enable assembly-friendly processes with tight bending radii.

Continental Supplies Comprehensive One-Stop Custom Solutions for Engines

Extremely flexible and, if required, also kink-resistant: the lightweight Conti Excelsus for high-temperature applications.

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Continental has also developed lightweight engine mount prototypes made of fiberglass-reinforced polyamide. The prototype bracket for an engine mount is 40 percent lighter than the original steel component.

For extreme conditions

In the Unipower Tough Grip, Continental has a multi V-belt with a fabric cover in its range for commercial vehicle applications. It reliably drives ancillary components in engines, such as alternators, fans, air-conditioning systems or hydraulic pumps. The particular feature of the belt is that it has a very low coefficient of friction that it owes to its underside. This is coated with a highly abrasion-resistant special fabric that is extremely stable under dynamic conditions. At peak loads, therefore, the belt can slip briefly. That ensures a reliable drive. The fabric cover protects the belt against wear even in dusty and sandy environments. In the automotive and commercial vehicle industry, the Unipower Tough Grip has already proved itself in cars and trucks. The belt’s fabric-reinforced underside ensures low wear, optimal grip and the smoothest possible operation even under conditions such as cold start, dampness or misaligned pulleys. Continental manufactures the belt with a special, solvent-free process.

Continental Supplies Comprehensive One-Stop Custom Solutions for Engines

Continental has developed a prototype bracket for an engine mount as a lightweight alternative. It is around 40 percent lighter than the original steel component.

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Greater operational safety

Fuel lines with an electrically conductive inner lining have been fitted as standard in passenger cars for some time. Now this application – not least because of relevant requirements in the US in particular – is also becoming increasingly attractive for trucks. The conductive inner lining made of FPM (fluorocarbon rubber) prevents static buildup at high through flow rates which, in the worst-case scenario, could result in sparking and spontaneous ignition of the vehicle. Continental’s highly flexible fuel lines are suitable for gasoline, diesel and biodiesel and can withstand continuous operating temperatures from -40 to 320°F. In addition, Continental also has a conductive polyamide solution available for this application.

Continental Supplies Comprehensive One-Stop Custom Solutions for Engines

The hydro bushing ensures even better vibration control than classic bushings thanks to its integrated fluid system.

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Apart from flexible and dimensionally stable oil lines, Continental also has the Conti Excelsus externally reinforced hose in its range for high temperatures in commercial vehicles. This feeds cooling water and lubricant to turbochargers and is used in their control systems, too. It is also suitable for transporting air, for instance in exhaust systems, or as a fuel return line. Its special braid made of highly temperature- and chemical-resistant synthetic fabric makes the hose extremely flexible and enables it to be used in particularly tight, complex package spaces.

Continental Supplies Comprehensive One-Stop Custom Solutions for Engines

The Unipower Tough Grip has a very low coefficient of friction which it owes to its underside. This is coated with a highly abrasion-resistant special fabric that is extremely stable under dynamic conditions.

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Effective vibration control

Hydraulic resistance increases the damping effect of vibration control elements. Continental uses this effect in bushings and mounts with an integrated fluid system. These hydro bushings can be used in commercial vehicles as engine and cab mounts, for example. Continental’s hydro bushing withstands loads of 1,230 N to 3,000 N and offers an impressively long service life. Unlike classic mounts, it can be rotated about its center axis, simplifying maintenance work on the vehicles.

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Mrs. Lisa Zangara

Communications & Marketing Manager
NAFTA Automotive

ContiTech North America
1791 Harmon Road
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
USA

Phone +1 248 393 5486

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