The development of a special rubber compound has enabled Continental, the world’s leading manufacturer of conveyor belts, to minimize the rolling resistance of conveyor belts, thereby achieving a 20 percent reduction in the amount of energy consumed during the transportation of raw materials.
Significant reductions have also been achieved with regard to CO2 emissions. Recent measurements conducted by Hanover University’s Institute for transport and automation have confirmed these results. This means that over 3,000 kW of input power can be saved on a 5-kilometer conveyor system; the amount of energy saved over a period of 1.5 hours is equivalent to the annual consumption of an average 4-person household in Germany.
XLL Technology – Conti eXtra low loss technology
The XLL cover compound is a special, energy-optimized rubber compound. Since this rubber compound significantly improves visco-elastic properties, the indentation rolling resistance on the conveyor belt system is minimized. This enables the amount of energy consumed during the transportation of raw materials to be reduced by up to 25% when compared with conventional conveyor belts, which in turn enables significant savings to be made in terms of energy costs and CO2 emissions.