HTC has expanded its tried-and-tested DURATIQ line to include the brand-new DURATIQ 5 model. Designed to combine high performance, compact dimensions and versatility, this machine features a grinding width of 515 mm and comes with either a 2.2 kW or 4 kW motor. Its Swedish inventors promise that both models have been completely revamped, with particular attention paid to power and ease of handling.

The DURATIQ 5 on show in Hannover boasts no fewer than 75 new functions, such as a digital control panel that provides full control of the machine's capacity and functions - something no other grinder of this size can offer. But we mustn't forget the new grinding head - which is hermetically sealed and dustproof to ensure maximum reliability - or the effective, energy-efficient motors for improved grinding performance. Further advantages include the modular chassis and grinding head with quick couplers for easy transportation and optimum handling - not to mention the mist cooler system, which boosts productivity by up to 78 percent. What's more, the DURATIQ 5 comes with easy-to-adjust weights for three grinding pressures, and 20 different handle settings for perfect ergonomics.

This machine's compact dimensions make it particularly suitable for small and medium-sized surfaces. It can handle everything from grinding rough surfaces such as concrete to polishing natural stone and sanding wood floors. The DURATIQ 5 was developed by HTC's own R&D department and is based on the same technology as its larger siblings, the DURATIQ 6 and 8. "We are delighted to be able to continue the traditions from the popular HTC 420 and 500, and offer our customers an even more powerful yet ergonomic machine," says Cathérine Königk, Head of Marketing at HTC. Neatly summing up the benefits for users, Königk adds: "Thanks to the cutting-edge digital control panel, operators have a full overview of the machine's capacity and functions, which we're sure will prove a big hit with customers. We are tremendously proud of how our R&D department has succeeded in harnessing the technology from the larger models and adapting it and the associated benefits to this compact format."