Steelcord Conveyor Belts

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Steelcord conveyor belt construction

The Continental steelcord belt families Phoenix Phoenocord and Flexsteel provide superior impact resistance, with the number and size being selected to meet the desired operating tension and application needs. The insulation gum is specifically designed to encapsulate each steel cord filament to reduce internal friction while providing enhanced adhesion to the cover rubbers. Top and bottom covers provide maximum protection to the steel cord. The cover compounds are specifically designed to meet the demands of the application and are available in a wide variety of rubber types and gauges.

Steelcord Conveyor Belts

There are four component parts of Phoenix Phoenocord and Flexsteel belting,  each one critical to belt performance.

Zinc galvanized steel cord

Phoenix Phoenocord are designed by selecting cord construction to provide the best specification for a particular application. The cords, made up of many wire filaments, are constructed to provide high flexibility, low elongation and permit efficient and high-strength splice designs. The galvanized zinc coating produces a bonding agent between the cord and insulation gum and provides an important barrier against corrosion.

Insulation gum (core rubber) 

Extensive rubber compounding technology has enabled Phoenix Phoenocord engineers to develop a superior insulation gum bonding rubber, which penetrates and adheres to the steel cords. The result is excellent adhesions, corrosion resistance and splice efficiencies.

Top cover breaker

Provides additional localized puncture resistance from heavy impact loads that can lead to premature carcass damage.    

Bottom cover breaker

Provides additional localized puncture resistance from trapped material that can lead to premature carcass damage.

Outer rubber covers

The advanced compounds in the top and bottom of Phoenix Phoenocord covers are designed to protect the steel cord strength member against the abusive environmental conditions prevalent in most conveying applications. Compounds are available to withstand abrasion, jagged cutting and gouging, high impact, sub-zero temperatures, moderate heat, hardening effects  of ozone attack and fire propagation.


    • Phoenix Phoenocord
      Phoenix Phoenocord

      Tough mining applications call for Phoenix Phoenocord’s extreme durability and reliable performance. Available from ST 5000 up to ST 10000.

    • Flexsteel

      From short stacker applications to long overland conveyors, Flexsteel belts’ match your requirements. Available up to ST 4500.

    • Eco Series Pulley Covers
      Eco Series Pulley Covers

      Eco Series supports global climate sustainability objectives by enabling energy savings and a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

    • Preform Splicing Technology
      Preform Splicing Technology

      Preform™ splice technology improves splice strength and saves time.

    • Sybercord Technology
      Sybercord Technology

      Conveyor belts with Sybercord steel cords as tension member give a higher dynamical breaking load, with a simultaneous reduction of the cord diameter.

    • Cover Options
      Cover Options

      Cover Options for Continental steelcord and textile belts

    • Belt Monitoring
      Belt Monitoring

      Continental offers a broad range of services and systems for the purposes of belt monitoring.