The food industry is the common name used to enclose food and beverage industries. It’s a large segment with a lot of applications: laboratory, factory and sometimes warehousing applications.
In addition there are outdoor and indoor applications depending on the industry and application in question. In production services, there are a lot of electric forklifts between 1400 and 1600 kg used to move merchandise shift after shift. Forklifts are generally equipped with clean solid tires. Floor conditions are very clean within hygiene- controlled areas with painted floors or tiled floors. In warehouses, depending on the size and activity of the company, there are many different types of forklifts in operation, including warehousing machines.
Optimized suspension means that fragile loads are carried safely and smoothly. Our clean tire technologies ensure that your warehouse floor stays neat, and even our non-marking tires are up to 50 percent less rolling resistant than the competition. Good traction is also very important because the lift trucks operate in a variety of applications: wet floors and freezer applications are very common conditions.
MC20 & MH20 Standard Compound
Due to the tires Natural rubber compound the MC20 and MH20 tire offers exceptionally low rolling resistance and low heat buildup. This relates to extended tire life and reduced costs per hour. (More hours in between changes and lower fuel consumption).
SC20 Energy+ and SH12 Standard Compound
Due to the tires Natural rubber compound the SC20 Energy+ and SH12 offers exceptionally low rolling resistance and low heat buildup. This relates to extended tire life and reduced costs per hour. (More hours in between changes and lower fuel consumption).
SC20 and SH12 Clean Compound
Continental’s Clean compound offers nonmarking performance. The tire, due to being reinforced with Silicates rather than Carbon Black, will not leave black marks on the floor. The SC20 and SH12 Clean compound also offers low rolling resistance and low heat buildup.
Continental’s premium radial lines offer extended life over a cross ply tire, improved driver comfort and greater protection against flat tires. When used with the TSR system immediate flat tires are eliminated. Another advantage of the ContiRT20 is the substantially reduced rolling resistance over a crossply tire.
To watch the Continental tires in action in the Food Industry download the video of Conti SH12 at Radeberger Gruppe KG or the Conti SC20 Clean in use at Coppola Foods LLC.