Tracto’s ‘Hands On Days’ offers insight on pipeline construction

Tracto, a Germany-based designer and manufacturer of trenchless technology for construction pipeline infrastructure and utilities, held its 12th annual Hands On Days at Tracto-City in Lennestadt, Germany, from 15-19 April.

Tracto Hands On Days (Image: Tracto) The lecture programme at Tracto’s Hands On Days held in Germany in April. (Image: Tracto)

The event brought in around 1,000 people from 30 different countries to ‘take a look behind the scenes’ of Tracto’s operations.

The company displayed 20 machines and offered  information on its products and services along with more than 30 factory tours throughout the five-day run.

A programme of 15 presentations in four blocks covering markets, applications and technology trends focused on current topics in pipeline construction, namely fibre optics, power lines, pipe rehabilitation and future topics, said Tracto.

“The Hands On Days not only showcased the machines but also the many related services that Tracto offers as part of its ‘one-stop-shop’ concept,” said Tracto. “Users of trenchless technology can get everything they need from a single source: These services include financing solutions from Tracto Finance, technical support and site consultancy, a wide range of training courses, geological expertise, as well as a used machines service and online shops solutions.”

Among technological products on-site were Tracto’s first HDD drilling rig with an electric motor: the GRUNDODRILL JCS 130E.

Tracto GRUNDODRILL JCS 130E (Image: Tracto) Tracto’s GRUNDODRILL JCS 130E HDD drilling rig. (Image: Tracto)

“The future of drilling technology and its continued automation, as well as environmental and sustainability issues, were also explored in depth in the presentations, as was advancing digitalisation,” said Tracto.

“Not only were presentations dedicated to these areas, but there were also separate information tents where these important topics could be explored in greater depth in personal dialogue with the experts.”


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