In a tightly scheduled project in the summer of 2023, the runway at Ingolstadt Manching Airport was grooved for increased safety. The aim was to improve the drainage of rainwater by grinding new grooves, and to, thus, prevent aquaplaning. In the project, the new PC1505XL Grinder & Groover from the Tyrolit subsidiary Diamond Products successfully celebrated its European debut.
From mid-August to early September 2023, special grooves were cut into the concrete across the axis of a 1.1 kilometer section of the runway at Ingolstadt Manching Airport (ETSI). These grooves are precisely defined by the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) in terms of width, depth and spacing, and are used to drain rainwater from the runway in order to prevent aquaplaning.
The executing company of this project was the German silco tec Umweltschutzsysteme GmbH, which already has substantial experience in the field of grooving. With regards to the machine, silco tec chose the PC1505XL Grinder & Groover from the Tyrolit subsidiary Diamond Products, as well as the respective Tyrolit diamond saw blades with TGD® Technology.