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News 2013


High Speed Drilling in Steel with the MDU NTGRA
April 2013, Mayfair

Core sample taken from the site showing the steel bar and dense concrete East Midland Diamond Drilling using the Pentruder MDU-NTGRA Core Drill Motor
Core sample taken from the site showing the steel bar and dense concrete East Midland Diamond Drilling using the Pentruder MDU-NTGRA Core Drill Motor at the Mayfair site in London

The MDU-NTGRA proved amazing results for East Midland Diamond Drilling at their site in Mayfair, London this week.

EMDD were tasked with drilling 127mm diameter holes at 1.8m deep, in very dense concrete containing a significant amount of interlocking steel bars. After taking 7 hours to drill just 450mm with their existing equipment, East Midland Diamond Drilling called in the Pentruder MDU-NTGRA. High speed drilling at its best, the MDU-NTGRA only took 1 hour to drill the same depth of 450mm. Not only did the MDU-NTGRA save the operator time, but also money by enabling East Midland Diamond Drilling to finish the job on time.


The Peak of Excellence – Bauma 2013
15th to 23rd April, Munich

Pentruder UK at Bauma 2013
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Pentruder UK were delighted to exhibit at Bauma 2013 in Munich, Germany on Wednesday 17th April to Sunday 21st April 2013 on the Pentruder AB stand – A1.409.

Bauma 2013 is the 30th International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines, Construction Vehicles and Construction Equipment. All branches and sectors of the industry were bought together at this one internationally renowned show. With over 3,256 exhibitors spread over 555,000m2 of exhibition space this truly was an exciting show. This year Bauma 2013 saw through its doors over 420,170 visitors from all over the world, making it the largest and perhaps the most impressive trade fair in the world. However, the undisputed leading international trade fair was also enthralling because it is so comprehensive. It featured all sectors, all market leaders and plenty of new innovations.

What was on the stand?
Pentruder continues to win market share all around the world by introducing innovative new products. With the latest technology and intuitive new designs, its Pentruder’s ongoing commitment to their customers to consistently offer a range of machinery that's designed to make the job of the operator easier and more efficient. This year Pentruder launched their newest addition to the Pentruder range of wallsaws the all new RS12-NTGRA Integrated Wallsaw. This design brings a whole new meaning to technology, a very compact and lightweight, yet powerful integrated wallsaw. NTGRA stands for integrated meaning that the drive motor and drive electronics are integrated with the saw unit, no separate power pack is required, only 3 phase cable and water and you’re ready to go!

This truly is an innovative new piece of equipment that will change the future of concrete cutting forever; please click on the link for more information.

Thank you to all those who came to visit us on the stand – we look forward to seeing you at Bauma 2016!


The UK Concrete Show Moves to the NEC Birmingham for 2013!
27th to 28th February

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Pentruder UK were delighted to exhibit at the third UK Concrete Show at its new venue the NEC, Birmingham on Wednesday 27th to Thursday 28th February 2013 on Stand C48.

There’s no doubt, The UK CONCRETE Show 2013 is a one-stop shop for all that is concrete.
Aimed to be even better in 2013, the Concrete Show certainly delivered and exceeded its expectations for this year. Located at its new venue the NEC, Birmingham, saw over 5,000 visitors through its doors including over 200 exhibitors, 4 seminar theatres featuring over 40 great seminars, and an increase in available space from 6000m sq to almost 12,000m sq the concrete industry show just keeps getting bigger and better!

What was on the stand?
Pentruder UK exhibited a wide range of exciting products at the show this year, including the MDU NTGRA Core Drill Motor - a light weight precision engineered core drill motor, designed to give the operator increased productivity, high performance, reliability and easy handling . In addition to the MDU core drill, Pentruder had on display the ever popular 3P8 HF Wire Saw, 6-12 HF Wall Saw, 8-20 HF Wall Saw, CBK HF Wall Saw, and a range of array diamond products.

Thank you to all those who came to visit us on the stand – we look forward to seeing you at The UK Concrete Show 2014!


News 2012



Pentruder CBK WallsawTraining starts here with Pentruder

Pentruder supplies the DSA with a
CBK High Frequency Wallsaw Machine.

26th November 2012

As part of Pentruder’s ongoing commitment to the drilling and sawing industry, they recently supplied the DSA (Drilling & Sawing Association) with a CBK 22kw High Frequency Wall Saw machine. New students wishing to qualify in the drilling and sawing trade can train with the DSA, now using Pentruder equipment. This enables students to experience the pure excellence of the Pentruder range of machinery from the very beginning!

The training starts here with Pentruder, should you be looking to train in the industry then contact the DSA or visit their website for full details.

Download the Pentruder CBK - HF-wall saw infomation sheet (PDF)


News 2010


Bauma 2010 – The Peak of Excellence

29th International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines, Construction Vehicles and Construction Equipment

Dates: 19 – 25 April 2010

Venue: New Munich Trade Fair Centre

Opening hours:
Mon - Fri: 9.30 a.m. - 6.30 p.m.
Sat: 8.30 a.m. - 6.30 p.m.
Sun: 9.30 a.m. - 4.30 p.m.

Bauma features more than a half million square meters (5,382,131 sq ft) of exhibition space, making it by far the largest and certainly the most impressive exhibition ever. No other industry event features a wider range of products and services. No other exhibition is more international. This is where all of the market’s leading manufacturers and key players are represented. This is where innovations are presented for all sectors.

Pentruder UK will exhibiting at Bauma indoors in Hall A1, Stand 407 and outdoors between Hall A1 and A2, stand 29. Displaying a wide range of Pentruder cutting equipment including power packs, wall saws, wire saws and accessories, Pentruder UK will be happy to discuss your requirements for any forthcoming projects you may have. Or should you just simply require technical support, the Pentruder UK support team are available at Bauma for all technical enquires.

We look forward to seeing you there!


March 2010


Watertight diamond drilling

At a recent water plant refurbishment project, a precision diamond coring operation was successfully employed to form a watertight fit for new 900 mm diameter pipework connecting to an existing concrete water tank. Report by Martin Jennings (Diamond Tooling Journal).

The Bough Beech Water Treatment plant is being refurbished as part of the long term plans of Sutton and East Surrey Water plc to upgrade their system to meet future demands and ensure full compliance with ongoing regulations. Sutton and East Surrey Water supplies on average about 165 million litres/day of water to about 630,000 consumers in the London Boroughs of Sutton, Croydon and Merton, and in parts of Surrey and Kent. 15% of the company’s water supplies come from Bough Beech reservoir, the remainder coming from boreholes.

The Bough Beech contract involves the construction of new 900 mm diameter water mains, inlet works, clarifiers, filtration, adsorption and disinfection plants, pump houses and numerous other facilities.

Watertight Diamond Drilling images01Main contractor for the scheme is Imtech Processing, based in the UK and part of the pan-European Imtech group which provides technical services in the fields of electrical engineering, ICT (information and communication technology) and mechanical engineering. The civil engineering and groundworks have been subcontracted out to UK company, Mackley Construction, specialists in this field. Early on in the project, there was a need to connect a new 900 mm diameter pipe that pumped water from the new relift pump house to an existing clean water tank. As the clean water tank was in constant use, this had to be done as quickly and efficiently as possible. Mackley decided that the best way to do this was by diamond core drilling and called in diamond cutting company Precision Cutting Ltd, with whom they had worked previously.

The clean water tank had concrete walls 520 mm thick, although this could not be confirmed until it was actually drilled through. Also, there was no record of the type and amount of steel reinforcement that would be encountered. The core drilling, therefore, had to be carried out very carefully and within the already restricted time scale.

Correct choice of equipment was essential, so Precision Cutting decided to employ a Pentruder MD1 HF, a high frequency drill rig recently acquired from Pentruder UK. This is a twin column model with a 4 speed MG41 gear box and 380V, 3-phase 22 kW motor. The 900 mm diameter core drill was a type CCD3 supplied by Crewcut Diamond Products. This had 44 diamond segments, each 20 x 8 x 5.5 mm.

Prior to drilling, the outside concrete face of the wall was made good in order to provide a smooth, plane surface. This was to enable the drill rig to mounted squarely to facilitate accuracy and also to accommodate the flange of the water pipe, which was to be bolted onto the outside face to secure the connection. The drilling operation took place over 3 consecutive days. On the first day, a template was used to drill around the outside of the hole area to insert the bolts that would take the pipe flange. The 900 mm diameter drill rig was then set up ready to go.

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On the second day, drilling commenced to a depth of 150 mm only. This was to ensure that the system was viable and also to prevent any structural damage to the clean water tank. When the main drilling took place on the third day, the clean water tank had been shut down and drained – only six hours were available for the drilling operation. In the event, the remaining 370 mm of concrete was cored through in just over an hour, despite the presence of 25 mm diameter steel reinforcement adjacent to the inside and outside faces of the concrete. Total penetration rate was around 6 mm/min and cutting accuracy was to within 2.5 mm of diameter.

On completion of drilling, the pipe was bolted to the outer concrete wall, an internal plug inserted and the tank re-filled. Subsequent testing of the joint showed no water leakage, proving the success of the method.


Press release - September 25th 2009

Great product, even better service

As a valued customer of Pentruder products we wanted you to be the first to know that as Pentruder UK Ltd we are now officially the new supplier and distributor of their outstanding range.

Our company has been formed out of a powerful partnership between Anders Johnsen the founder of Tractive and Graham Crewe of Crewcut Diamond Products Ltd. Anders Johnsen’s success lies in his globally renowned and respected company Tractive AB in Sweden whilst Graham Crewe from Crewcut Diamond Products Ltd has over 25 years experience within the diamond tool and machine industry supplying the professional, contractor and resale markets here in the UK & abroad.

To compliment this venture, we would also like to introduce to you Simon Hall, our Technical Sales Manager. Simon is a fully qualified and well respected Master Technician with over 21 years experience in the engineering field he has recently undertaken various intensive training courses bringing him up date with the latest Pentruder technology. With his customer service background and his mechanical aptitude, Simon is looking forward to discussing the Pentruder products range with you.

With a dedicated and well qualified sales and customer service department Pentruder UK Ltd will deliver unrivaled support to new and existing customers. With its fully equipped workshop and machine department, installed with the latest technology and engineering equipment, Pentruder UK Ltd can ensure that all its products are fully supported, maintained, and tested to the highest standards that all Pentruder customers demand, including an extensive stock of spare parts and accessories.

As part of our ongoing commitment to Pentruder customers, a full manufacturer’s warranty* will be offered with all new machines sold and will fulfil any warranties on existing machines*. We will give full support wherever you maybe across the UK, Ireland and Channel Islands and are also able to offer loan machines to customers whilst their equipment is with us for repair or servicing. Pentruder UK Ltd not only offers sales, service, repairs and spare parts; we also have a lease facility available, where customers are able to hire a machine on either a daily, weekly or monthly basis. 

We value your thoughts and suggestions and will be contacting you over the coming weeks to find out how we can improve the Pentruder service. In the mean time if you would like to find out more about Pentruder UK Ltd why not give us a call on 0845 241 9616 or check out our website and see for yourself!

Graham Crewe

Pentruder UK Ltd