Hanover / Hamburg, June 14, 2016. From tires to tire management systems: Continental Commercial Specialty Tires (CST) will present selected products from its extensive port tire range at this year’s TOC Europe. For the first time, the TractorMaster tire will be showcased in the new tire size 280/75 R 22.5. The European trade fair, which opens its doors this year for the 40th time, will take place on June 14 – 16 in Hamburg. Visitors will find Continental CST at booth E10 in Hamburg’s Trade Fair and Congress Center.
“Port logistics is constantly changing. Digitalization, connectivity, and the requirements for minimal downtimes and reduced costs are challenges that our customers have to overcome,” says Julian Alexander, Product Line Manager Material Handling at Continental CST, about Continental’s appearance at the upcoming trade fair. “We are constantly developing our product range in order to be able to offer the best solutions for their individual needs from a single source – and for every port vehicle.”
Efficient and robust tires for port intralogistics
Continental CST tires, which are used in day-to-day port operations, feature impressive safety and optimized performance, have positive effects on the environment, and offer significant potential to reduce costs. This also applies for the Continental TractorMaster and ContainerMaster.
The high-performance pneumatic TractorMaster tire is now available in version 280/75 R 22.5 in addition to the existing tire size 310/80 R 22.5. The pneumatic tire was specially developed for use on tractors and trailer applications. It offers very good traction, a high load-bearing capacity, and very high mileage. The closed shoulder and the hard, wear-resistant compound of the tire provide even wear, low abrasion, and high resistance to damage. The tire is equipped with Continental’s patented visual alignment indicator VAI which helps identify incorrect wheel alignment and suspension settings without complex electronic measurements, simplifying maintenance and reducing costs.
With the extremely robust ContainerMaster, Continental is also presenting a V.ply tire, which is applicable for reach stackers, empty container handlers, and heavy-duty forklift trucks. The V.ply design is based on racing tire technology and combines the benefits of diagonal and radial tires. V.ply tires feature extremely strong sidewalls, with a carcass consisting of up to 20 layers of textile cord, embedded in three separate wire beads. The textile layers of the innovative woven cord are arranged at specially designed angles in a V-pattern. Thanks to this innovative technology, the ContainerMaster offers a high resistance to damage, a long service life, and low rolling resistance.
Efficient fleet management thanks to innovative tire management system
The ContiFlexBox tire management system enables drivers and fleet managers to manage their fleets in a safe, efficient, and environmentally friendly way. It will be used in combination with the proven ContiPressureCheck™ tire pressure monitoring system, which enables automatic collection of data on tire pressure and temperature via sensors inside the tires. The information is shown on the display in the driver’s cab. The ContiFlexBox will enable the collection, provision, and transfer of tire-related data to a central server via Wi-Fi or GSM for analysis and processing. The data will be transferred to mobile end devices as well as to the display in the driver’s cabin. The ContiFlexBox technology will first be available for port applications from 2017.