Hilti Group recently announced the launch of a more-powerful 22V cordless battery platform. The battery platform supports heavy-duty applications that were once restricted to corded, gas-powered, or higher voltage battery systems.
Launching with more than 70 tools, Nuron is a single 22V battery platform that enables a step-change in 22V cordless performance, delivering more than double the power of current 22V tools, according to the company. The redesigned battery interface ensures higher performance and longer operating times by allowing a significantly higher power transfer.
All the battery packs and chargers work interchangeably under a single ecosystem to help reduce the complexity of tool management activities. The batteries offer onboard state of health intelligence to support increased productivity. The completely reengineered Nuron batteries feature a fiberglass-reinforced housing and external shock-absorbing bumpers, which the company says provide extra protection even in the toughest conditions. And, the electronics are fully sealed to protect against moisture, dust, and other job-site contaminants.
Connectivity drives productivity
Connectivity is at the core of the platform, and the company is making it part of every tool, battery, and charger – now and well into the future. All tools generate data, which is then stored on the Nuron batteries and sent securely to the cloud during every charge without any operator interaction. The cloud-connected cordless platform enables insights into tool usage, location, and utilization data, as well as battery state-of-health. All data is available on mobile and desktop via Hilti’s ON!Track software platform. Used together with services like Hilti Fleet Management, tool data can help reduce downtime and optimize tool cribs to boost customer productivity.
“With Nuron, Hilti enables customers to experience a fully connected cordless ecosystem that puts performance and connected data to work and gives them the power and confidence of being safer, smarter, more efficient, and more productive than ever before,” says Tassilo Deinzer, Head of the Power Tools & Accessories Business Unit.
A focus on health & safety
Hilti’s Dust Removal System (DRS) is available for all Nuron tools while Active Vibration Reduction (AVR) comes as standard. The Active Torque Control (ATC), another key safety feature, is now available with many more tools in the new Nuron product range.
Hilti also worked with construction professionals to develop two new technologies for increased safety with angle grinders. The new 3D ATC system switches off the tool and activates the disc brake when there is sudden, uncontrolled movement in any direction. The same risk-reducing function comes with the new SensTech system, which senses when the operator’s hand is removed and engages the electric brake (e.g., when the tool is accidentally dropped). Additionally, each Nuron tool has a recommended tethering method, and the company offers an ANSI-compliant tethering system to help avoid falling objects when working at heights.
“With a strong focus on operator health and safety, we’ve achieved a wider range of cordless tools that offer our advanced features that make work safer and better protect teams on today’s job sites,” said Deinzer. “Furthermore, all Nuron tools have been newly developed or extensively redesigned to achieve optimal performance-to-weight ratio and ergonomics.”
Nuron products are on sale to U.S. and Canadian customers starting today with shipments beginning in March. The global rollout will continue through 2022.
With the unveiling of Nuron, Hilti looks to reaffirm its commitment to innovation and strengthen its offering of productivity solutions.