ContiTech Unveils Sensors for Rubber Tracks

Posted on November 14, 2017

ContiTech USA Inc. is showcasing a new monitoring concept for the Trackman at Agritechnica 2017 in Hanover, Germany.

ContiTech, a division of Continental AG, is calling it a "first-of-its-kind" concept. 

Continental says the sensor in the Trackman rubber tracks monitors heat in real time and prevents costly track repairs.
Continental says the sensor in the Trackman rubber tracks monitors heat in real time and prevents costly track repairs.
“Our core value as a brand is to deliver innovations that are meaningful to our partners in the field,” says Rob Schultz, Continental’s product manager for rubber tracks. “This new track sensor concept was developed by the engineering team at our St. Marys, Ohio, plant, and communicates with the operator. It is another one of those options we have developed to help revolutionize farming.”

The track sensing technology incorporates a microchip molded into the tread of the track, and it communicates directly with a user-friendly monitor in the cab to provide operators with real-time data.

“This interaction allows the tractor operator with the information needed to predictively maintain its tracks, avoiding downtime altogether. It’s a direct result of Continental’s global focus of knowledge sharing and vision of tomorrow’s needs.

“In the future, targeted monitoring will enable predictive maintenance, which means that operators can respond to components before downtime occurs and replace them accordingly.”

Agritechnica is being held Nov. 12-18, 2017, and Continental is exhibiting in Hall 3, Stand F19.

For more information on Continental's rubber tracks, visit

Related Topics: Agritechnica, Continental, ContiTech, Rob Schultz, rubber tracks

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