With the Betek W6AOCL-R bit, users reduce costs by 2.5x dependent on the site condition: the wear-optimised bit guarantees an extremely long service life and reduces costs considerably.
The W6AOCL-R is able to show its strengths especially when milling great cut depths in the surface with a large number of bits on the drum. This new development also offers major benefits in surface layer work.
Betek Research and Development together with Product Management and users especially are pleased with a new milestone in bit development: The Betek round shank cutter bit W6AOCL-R not only bites through fine and surface layers of asphalt, it is also gnarling its teeth at costs.
The key tool of a milling machine is the milling drum rotating against the direction of feed. Tool holders are mounted on the drum bodies for the rotating round shank cutter bit. During the milling process, the bits loosen the surface and granulate the surface to a re-usable material of small pieces.
The W6AOCL-R is able to show its strengths especially when milling great cut depths in the surface with a large number of bits on the drum. It is the extensive tungsten carbide tip with the long, cylindrical cutting edge in particular that ensures the machinery runs smoothly with a high performance in terms of machine feed over the complete bit service life. The new bit also performs excellently when milling asphalt on the top layer, where tungsten carbide wear tends to be the key criterion for wear and the long, slim tips ensure a high degree of effectiveness. In various tests carried out in Europe and the USA, the W6AOCL-R was far superior to comparable competitors‘ products.
It is the rotation characteristics that the superior R-technology of the Wirtgen products bring to the fore. Perfect rotation characteristics for the round shank cutter bit are the prerequisites for optimum usage of the tungsten carbide tip and the complete bit. This in turn leads to exceptional benefit for the customers.
This new bit offers the customer considerable cost-saving potential. Bit costs of € 0.28 / m³ arise when using the Betek W6AOCL-R; when using competitors‘ products they rise to € 0.71 / m³! Competitor products incur 2.5x more costs with reduced productivity!
If the calculation takes into account the considerably higher costs – due to the frequent interruption to the milling process caused by having to change a competitor product‘s bits – the cost-effectiveness of the W6AOCL-R increases many times over. It‘s not without reason that many customers have changed to the new Betek product.