Pathfinder® Plus Belts

Continental Pathfinder® Plus is a reinforced belt designed to stand up to the unique operating conditions of grain handling facilities.

Pathfinder® Plus’ exceptionally low electrical resistance and superior oil resistance properties provide excellent operational safety and long life.

Pathfinder® Plus Belts

Markets

  • Agriculture
  • Bulk handling terminals
  • Grain

Applications

  • Grain elevator
  • Grain storage
  • Grain transfer

Cover compounds

  • Pathfinder Arctic
  • Pathfinder Supreme
  • Pathfinder Plus CSA*

* Meets Canadian specifications

Benefits & features

High ultimate strength

High ultimate strength

Pathfinder Plus is designed to withstand harsh operating conditions. The tensile force required to break a 48 in. Pathfinder 375 PIW belt is 180,000 pounds.

Low belt elongation

Low belt elongation

Low belt elongation increases productivity and minimizes downtime spent re-splicing grain belting. Permanent elongation averages 0.8% at 100% of rated operating tension.

 

Oil resistant covers

Pathfinder Supreme covers provide superior oil resistance to the potentially damaging effects of crushed and whole soybeans, oily grains and mineral oil dust suppressant sprays.

Static conductive, low electrical resistance, flame resistance

Static conductive, low electrical resistance, flame resistance

Pathfinder Plus belts exceed Federal OSHA and ISO standards at the time of manufacture and offer an exceptionally low electrical resistance of one megohm or less, far below the Federal OSHA and ISO standard of 300 megohms. Internal testing ensures that belts meet or exceed the U.S. MSHA/ARPM 30 CFR 18.65 requirement for flame resistance.

Excellent bolt holding capabilities

Excellent bolt holding capabilities

High strength fill cords provide excellent resistance to bolt pull-out. Excellent bolt holding ability enables the Pathfinder Plus carcass to securely hold the buckets in elevator leg service.

Excellent adhesion values

Excellent adhesion values

Oil resistant skim coats, combined with our fabric treatment process, provide excellent adhesion values. Vulcanized splice life is maximized, and edge damaging due to contact with conveyor structure is minimized.

Flexible crimped warp fabric design

Flexible crimped warp fabric design

Crimped warp design allows the outer ply to lengthen around small pulleys without interfering with the integrity of the warp cords. This flexibility contributes to longer splice life.