The drilling technology of the future - TRACTO-TECHNIK at bauma 2019

10.04.19 - TRACTO-TECHNIK is internationally renowned for its innovative solutions for trenchless installation and renewal of pipelines. At the world's largest construction machinery trade fair "bauma", which takes place in Munich from 8 to 14 April 2019, the special machinery manufacturer presents its complete range of "Smart technology to bring the essentials for life to everyone" with numerous groundbreaking innovations and a completely new brand identity. At bauma 2019, TRACTO-TECHNIK will be showing how intelligent NODIG solutions can provide people with these essentials in an efficient and economical way motto "trenchless technology - simple & easy". The concept with its holistic approach is unique in the industry and sets standards for the pipeline construction of the future.
The enthusiasm for optimal solutions and the passion for trenchless technology have always been the driving forces behind the success of TRACTO-TECHNIK. In recent years, the family-run company has invested extensively in the optimisation of its organisation and structures in order to meet the demands of the markets for intelligent trenchless technology in the long term. Through increased automation, digitisation and cross-linking, TRACTO-TECHNIK is in a position to offer flexible solutions for all areas of pipeline construction that significantly increase productivity and profitability in the construction of underground lifelines. This is what the corporate vision "Smart technology to bring the essentials for life to everyone" stands for.

At bauma 2019, trade visitors will experience trenchless technology on a whole new level. There they learn how to solve their complex tasks even faster and easier using the trend-setting solutions of TRACTO-TECHNIK. By consistently focusing on user requirements and trends in pipeline construction, a comprehensive product portfolio has been created which comprises innovative drilling equipment, digital products and services for trenchless construction and is unique on the market.

Among the highlights presented to the public for the first time in Munich are new generations of GRUNDOMAT soil displacement hammers and GRUNDODRILL horizontal drilling rigs. Further solution modules for more efficiency and productivity in trenchless pipeline construction are innovative digital products and comprehensive services that are specially tailored to the requirements of trenchless construction. The services include financing, used equipment and after sales as well as training and geoservice for customers in Germany. With this complete range TRACTO-TECHNIK makes trenchless pipeline construction "simple & easy".

Reliability redefined - the new generation of GRUNDOMAT soil displacement hammers
For more than five decades, the GRUNDOMAT soil displacement hammers stand for on-target underground pipe installation. Standard applications of the versatile soil displacement hammer include the installation of pipes up to OD 160 or cables under roads along with the trenchless construction of house connections. Another application is steel pipe installation, pipe renewal or pile foundations in vertical applications.
The optimised design of the new GRUNDOMAT generation meets exactly these requirements through a combination of proven concepts and innovative technical solutions. Proven features have been kept - such as for example the two-stroke method developed by TRACTO-TECHNIK, which allows the GRUNDOMAT to work particularly precisely even in stony soils. New solutions have further improved durability and significantly reduced service costs. For the user, this means the highest possible productivity and maximum economy when laying pipes using the soil displacement method.

The drilling rig of the future - the new generation GRUNDODRILL horizontal mud drilling rigs
Horizontal Directional Drilling is a complex process that places equally diverse demands on machine technology. With the directional drilling rig, longitudinal installations, crossings and underpasses of waters and other traffic routes can be carried out, even in rocky ground.

The new GRUNDODRILL generation rigs from TRACTO-TECHNIK, whose groundbreaking concept enables the greatest possible flexibility and maximum productivity in directional drilling, is the result of intensive analysis of the users’ requirements. The pioneering combination of innovative technology and maximum digitisation has resulted in a complete series with six models in the performance classes from 60 to 280 kN, whose consistent concept is convincing in every respect. The most important features are:
  • Modular design for different machine sizes and a multitude of options
  • Rock drilling in all performance classes:
  • The intuitive operating concept is consistently tailored to the needs of the operator.
  • Remote-controlled drilling due to maximum automation of all processes
  • The integration of the DCI locating display further simplifies control of the drilling process
  • Innovative design concept with high-tech operator's cabin that allows panoramic view without tilting the cabin
  • Digital solutions for HDD drilling technology combine planning, execution, billing, documentation and service centrally in order to individually control and sustainably increase the productivity of the drilling equipment.

At bauma 2019, trade visitors will be able to convince themselves of the groundbreaking and well thought-out concept of the new GRUNDODRILL generation by means of the 90 kN and 130 kN device classes.

Smart NODIG technology for pipe laying and renewal
The TRACTO-TECHNIK portfolio also includes a variety of other NODIG systems, all of which will be presented at bauma 2019. In addition to the proven GRUNDORAM horizontal rammers for the dynamic installation of steel pipes up to Ø 4,000 mm, this also includes the GRUNDOPIT-Mini drilling rigs.
With the GRUNDOPIT PS60, house connections for gas, water, electricity, fibre optic cables and sewage pressure pipes as well as longitudinal installations up to 100 m in length can be made quickly and economically. The compact drilling rig can be started from out of a small pit or directly from the basement. In addition to house connections, it is also possible to cross under traffic routes as well as rivers and streams. Another innovation from TRACTO-TECHNIK is the GRUNDOPIT KS50, for installing, repairing or renewing house connections from out of a round construction pit (keyhole of max. Ø 650 mm). This minimally invasive technology enables the sustainable restoration of the road surface with the least possible disruption to road traffic.
TRACTO-TECHNIK is also a market leader in trenchless pipe renewal with its pipe bursting systems. The dynamic GRUNDOCRACK pipe bursting system, which can also be used for dynamic pipe installation, and the static GRUNDOBURST pipe bursting system will be on display will at bauma 2019. The GRUNDOBURST systems with tensile forces of 400 - 2500t are universally applicable for trenchless pipe renewal as well as for renovation methods such as relining, TIP or pipe reduction.
Live demonstrations, virtual reality and special promotions at the exhibition stand
TRACTO-TECHNIK takes part in the BAUMA for the 18th time. On almost 2,000 sqm, an attractive programme completes the presentation of the entire product and service portfolio. This includes demonstrations of the new GRUNDOMAT and GRUNDODRILL generations with live transmission several times a day and Virtual Reality experiences, which realistically demonstrate the trendsetting GRUNDODRILL operating concept, vouchers for testing the digital COCKPIT and QuickPlanner3D solutions as well as sales promotions for selected equipment. The interest of trade visitors in "Smart technology to bring the essentials for life to everyone" from TRACTO-TECHNIK has been pleasingly high since the start of the fair.



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