Increased milling tool output

Element Six (E6), part of the De Beers Group, has announced the introduction of a new, state-of-the-art, fully automated line for road milling bit manufacturing, expected to be in service in the second quarter of 2022.
Recycling / June 27, 2022
Element Six has boosted production of its milling machine bits
Element Six has boosted production of its milling machine bits

The multi-million-dollar investment will significantly expand E6’s capacity for the manufacture of wear-resistant tungsten carbide tools at its Burghaun, Germany, facility. More integrated control steps will also boost E6’s product quality, while the line will also increase versatility and allow the manufacture of E6’s entire road milling range. The line will automate the production of carbide tools.

E6 offers high-quality road milling bits used in a range of diverse applications. These bits, and the MasterGrade range in particular, are said to offer premium quality and performance, providing customers with a reliable long-term solution that reduces total cost of operation and contributes to improved safety.

Markus Bening, sales director for Road, Mining and Wear at E6, said: “E6 is a global market leader in the industry and the manufacture and supply of road milling bits represent an important component of the company’s future strategy.”

“Innovation has always been at the heart of E6’s success and this move will strengthen the company’s already established position in the market. The line will increase flexibility and supply capacity while delivering competitive advantage to new and existing customers on a global scale.”

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