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. 
Ancillary Equipment / March 15, 2023
By Guy Woodford
The Synchromotion can be manufactured in individual - even large - lengths

With Synchromotion, customers can now choose between 11 different profiles in the 1,500 to 14,500mm range with a maximum width of 100mm. Steel cord-reinforced polyurethane belts are extremely flexible, abrasion resistant and durable. The polyurethane cover ensures more efficient power transmission than is the case with other materials.

Sascha Hyde
Sascha Heyde, Continental's head of product management for industrial drive belts

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 centre 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,” says Sascha Heyde, who heads product management for industrial drive belts at Continental.

The numerous profiles available enable the replacement of existing equipment. The dimensions are fully compatible with competitors’ products, and alterations are unnecessary. In addition, 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 and positioning and reversing drives in linear and control engineering.

The Synchromotion will be produced at the PU-specialised Dannenberg plant. Each order is made to customer specifications. The initial lead time at market launch will be around four to six weeks.

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