Synthetic Diamonds for use in the Road Maintenance Industry
Element Six is one of the world's leading producers of road planing picks for use in road maintenance.
Our high-quality tools offer unrivalled performance, high wear and impact resistance for the cold planing of asphalt or concrete.
Cold planing is the controlled removal of existing asphalt or concrete layers from roads, runways and other asphalt and concrete environments. Machines known as cold planers or cold milling machines are used to plane or mill the road to a required depth and / or cross slope. These machines vary in width from 0.35m up to and beyond 2.2m. The asphalt is cut via a rotating drum of road planing picks, with the material cut from the road loaded directly onto a lorry and taken away for recycling. This material is later re-used to lay new roads, which is both an economical and environmentally-friendly way to rejuvenate road infrastructure.
Our road planing pick solutions
Through close collaboration between our engineers, research and development team and customers, we have developed a range of high-performance tools specific for road planing. They include:
D PowerTM Road Pick:
Element Six’s new D PowerTM Road Picks* are suitable for shallow milling asphalt applications on motorways, national roads and airport runways. Utilising a polycrystalline diamond (PCD) tip, the D PowerTM Road Pick exceeds 40 times the life of a standard pick.
This dramatic extension of pick life results in benefits such as lower lifetime costs for picks, improved milling machine productivity, greatly reduced downtime for pick changes, fuel efficiency and many more. These are all factors which can raise productivity and profitability, making your business more competitive. For further information, click here.
MasterGrade® (B15MN) M-Series road picks Utilising nano-technology, Element Six MasterGrade® M-Series picks are suitable for all cold milling machines in the marketplace, ranging from the small to the high powered machines. These picks offer our customers the opportunity to plane more road at less cost. Long-term test results show that our MasterGrade® picks have up to 50% greater life expectancy compared to standard picks on the market.
Standard tungsten carbide grade (B15N):
Our standard range “T-Series” are suitable for all cold milling machines in the marketplace, ranging from the small to the high powered machines.