The international technology company and industry partner Continental will be at Electra Mining Africa 2016, held this year from September 12 to 16, at Expo Centre Nasrec in Johannesburg. It will host a stand that features a range of its rubber, solid woven and specialist application conveyor belts; belt condition monitoring systems; industrial fluid hose; and power transmission belts. For the very first time the company will be present a range of new specialty tires for heavy mining and earthmoving vehicles. Therewith Continental is intensifying its activities outside the automotive sector and further expanding its industrial business consistently working toward its strategic aim of achieving a more balanced customer portfolio. In the future, technologies for construction and material handling machines and vehicles will come increasingly into focus.

“As Southern Africa’s largest mining, industry and electric trade show, Electra Mining Africa is a valuable opportunity to connect with customers across the conveyor belting, industrial hose and heavy automotive markets,” explains Paul van Zyl, Marketing and Sales Administration Manager, ContiTech South Africa. The tradeshow is expected to top its 34,000 attendance of two years ago. “We are looking forward to many fruitful and inspiring talks in September”, van Zyl added.

The following range of light, heavy and special application belts will form a central part of the exhibition:

  • FortressXP
    The heavy-duty FortressXP conveyor belt withstands the most arduous above-ground belting environments, with a new dual layer twill weave and improved yarn design for improved load bearing and superior rip, tear and impact resistance.
  • CoalFlo
    CoalFlo conveyor belts are solid woven belts for underground mining, available in both PVC and PVG. They provide high resistance against impact and slitting, high vulcanized splice strength and can be configured for ascent or descent up to 12 degrees (PVC) and 15 degrees (PVG).
  • Sicon
    Sicon conveyor belt is an extra-high flexibility belt that is enclosed from the feeding point to the discharge point. Its flexibility allows it to be configured to the precise topographies required for maximum efficiency conveyance, with cornering radii of less than a meter while negotiating curves up to 180 degrees and gradients up to 35 degrees.
  • Flexowell
    Flexowell conveyor belts are designed for vertical and steep-incline handling of a range of bulk materials. The belt consists of compartmentalized pouches with pleated sides that efficiently convey lump sizes up to 400 mm in size, achieving throughputs up to 6,000 tons/hour.
  • Pocketlift
    Based on the Flexowell design, the Pocketlift belt is designed for vertical conveying of up to 800 m high in deep shaft underground applications. The belt consists of a series of bucket containers available in various widths to achieve load throughputs of up to 4,000 m3/hour.

Continental will be exhibiting new tire ranges for the first time in Africa which will be officially launched at the MINExpo tradeshow in Las Vegas, USA, from September 26 to 28.

Continental‘s four new Commercial Specialty Tires (CST) are:

  • UnderGroundMaster (⌀ 890 mm, width 355 mm)
    This L3-tread tire is designed for shuttle cars and face haulers in coal mines. It has a V-ply construction that results in less movement of material, and thus less rolling resistance, and reinforced sidewalls with high stability.
  • DrillMaster (⌀ 1 090 mm, width 420 mm)
    DrillMaster also uses a V-ply construction for less movement of material, with strong sidewalls and high stability. The L4 deep tread is ideal for drill rigs and service vehicles in belowground environments.
  • ScoopMaster (⌀ 1 665 mm, width 525 mm)
    This V-ply tire is ideal for load, haul, and dump vehicles. It has an L5S extra-deep tread that is suitable for the harshest underground conditions, with maximum resistance to cuts and penetrations. Its smooth tread provides the best traction and wear.
  • EarthMoverMaster (⌀ 1 850, width 760 mm)
    This E4/L4 deep tread tire is designed for articulated dump trucks, loaders and dozers, providing enhanced abuse protection for a longer service life. It has a steel radial carcass and belt package for cut and impact resistance. It achieves high traction in all directions. E3/L3 treads will be available at a future date.

Completing the display will be a range of fluid hoses and power transmission products. The hose portfolio will include the company‘s Goldschlange, Aquapal, Trix Rotstrahl, Unitrix, Allcrete and Ultimate products.


Continental develops intelligent technologies for transporting people and their goods. As a reliable partner, the international automotive supplier, tire manufacturer, and industrial partner provides sustainable, safe, comfortable, individual, and affordable solutions. In 2015, the corporation generated sales of €39.2 billion with its five divisions, Chassis & Safety, Interior, Powertrain, Tires, and ContiTech. Continental currently employs more than 212,000 people in 55 countries.

The ContiTech division is one of the world’s leading suppliers of technical elastomer products and is a specialist in plastics technology. It develops and produces functional parts, components, and systems for machine and plant engineering, mining, the automotive industry, and other important industries. ContiTech generated sales of almost €5.4 billion in 2015 and currently employs approximately 43,000 people in 44 countries worldwide.