Just recently, ContiTech Vibration Control has added new products to its Rotafrix friction rings portfolio. Now, drive components in various sizes are already available as a package, which includes the corresponding wheel bodies.
According to Frank Dahmen, head of industrial sales at ContiTech Vibration Control, in this way, they are providing their customers with what is currently a distinctive service.
ContiTech’s friction rings are used in rolling-contact transmissions and for the low-noise transmission of rotational movement, which suggests they contribute to setting a variety of equipment in motion, including hoisting plants for mining, industrial laundry systems, and tube and ball mills. Made from special elastomers, these rings offer economical drive solutions and powerful transmission forces. They play a dual role in drum drives. The load bearing elements support the reels and the material inside, thus minimizing vibrations, and they transfer the energy needed to rotate the drum. They boast easy assembly, small space requirements and long service life.
Compared to friction wheels, friction rings are not permanently vulcanized to a rim, but are just fitted to a wheel body. Until now, the conveyor unit operators had to offer, or even manufacture the wheel body required themselves.
Aiming to streamline the process for customers, ContiTech has created a package solution, suggesting that ContiTech friction rings now have their corresponding wheel bodies.
Dahmen explained that the friction ring and the friction body are perfectly matched, enabling optimal interaction. He added that by offering this service, they are streamlining the fitting of new systems and providing cost-effective package solutions for retrofitting.
Hamid Moaref has always been fascinated by cars and the automotive industry. His family has a longstanding association with the industry and has been in the tire business for the past 35 years. Raised in Dubai, Hamid attended Capilano University in Vancouver where he graduated with a BBA in marketing before attending an intensive course in magazine publishing in 2005. He has been the publisher and chief editor of Tires & Parts magazine for the past ten years.
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