ContiTech displaying hoses, air springs at CONEXPO

During CONEXPO 2014, ContiTech will feature its heavy-duty fuel lines and hoses, as well as air springs for use in heavy-duty vehicle susbentions and cabs.

Double convoluted air springs are used in the axle suspension of agricultural vehicles and in construction and mining machines, among other applications.
Double convoluted air springs are used in the axle suspension of agricultural vehicles and in construction and mining machines, among other applications.

Robust product solutions for the construction industry are the focus of ContiTech at CONEXPO 2014 in Las Vegas. Innovative products for various applications – from heat-resistant conveyor belts and high-performance hose lines to air spring systems for construction and agricultural vehicles – will be on display at Booth #9479. The technology company opts for solutions that are both effective and eco-friendly. The complex technologies for the American market are manufactured locally – in numerous factories in the U.S, Mexico and Brazil.

Comprehensive material and process expertise

ContiTech Fluid Technology has developed ultra heavy-duty hot-end fuel lines specifically for modern high-performance engines. They can withstand pressures of up to 35 bar and operating temperatures of up to 180 C.

"Thanks to our comprehensive material and process expertise, we are also a development partner and original equipment manufacturer of tailor-made complete solutions for fuel applications including hoses, pipes, tubes, fittings, and quick couplings designed to transport media such as gasoline, diesel, hydrogen, and LPG in engine fuel supply systems," says Achim Liecker, Sales Manager for Industrial Vehicles. Elastomers and plastics are used here, combined with materials such as textiles, steel and aluminum.

The ECO AC refrigerant circulation system from ContiTech Fluid Technology can be used to clearly optimize the air-conditioning systems in commercial vehicles. This ranges from a performance improvement for the air-conditioning unit and lower consumption through to reduced pressure losses and enhanced design.

Large hoses in almost every length

Concrete-handling hoses from ContiTech are tough. In mining, tunneling, and structural and civil engineering, large hoses from ContiTech ensure that process water, oil, cement and bulk material can be reliably transported even under pressure.

High Performance Air Springs 

Off-Highway vehicles are increasingly fitted with air springs, or air bags, to ease the ride comfort and to protect the vehicle body due to the nature of the off-road conditions. Rolling lobe piston-style air springs and convoluted air bellow actuators are used in axle suspensions on agriculture, construction and mining vehicles.

Air springs can also be used in agriculture implements like boom sprayers, seeders and trailers to stabilize the boom, provide suspension or serve as a low cost actuator with high reliability. Sleeve type air springs used in cabin suspensions perform better than conventional steel-springs due to their low natural frequency, which greatly enhances a commercial vehicle's riding comfort. Driver’s seats fitted with air spring systems give the operator's workplace a more ergonomic and comfortable design, thereby reducing fatigue and work-related health risks.