Hilti Group, innovator of tools, technology, software and services to the commercial construction industry has announced the launch of Nuron, a powerful 22-volt cordless battery platform that provides customers with a fully-connected experience like never before.
Nuron introduces state-of-the-art technologies to the industry and reinvents how construction professionals work daily on jobsites, tackle health and safety challenges and manage their businesses, giving them the power and confidence of being safer and more efficient.
Connectivity is at the core of the platform, making it part of every tool, battery, and charger now and well into the future. With the unveiling of Nuron, the brand affirms its commitment to innovation and strengthens its legacy as a leading provider of productivity solutions.
“Now our customers can work construction sites fully cordless without compromising performance or health and safety. With our new platform, we have overcome a lot of complexity and streamlined tool cribs,” Hilti’s Power Tools and Accessories Business Unit Head, Tassilo Deinzer said recently.
All on one platform
Nuron is a single 22-volt battery platform that enables cordless tools on all kinds of jobs, from light-duty drilling to heavy-duty concrete breaking. Launching with more than 60 tools, the battery platform enables heavy-duty applications that were once restricted to corded, gas-powered or higher voltage battery systems.
All of the battery packs and chargers work interchangeably under a single ecosystem to help reduce complexity for tool cribs and cost for business. Gone are the days when jackhammers, angle grinders, and large combi-hammers had to be corded.
The redesigned battery interface ensures higher performance and longer operating times by allowing a significantly higher power transfer, helping customers meet tight deadlines.
Connected to the cloud
Nuron brings intelligence to the core of the platform, with all tools generating data which is then stored on the Nuron batteries and sent securely to the cloud during every charge without any operator interaction.
The data collected includes information such as tool usage, tool utilization, charging location and battery state-of-health. This information can then be used to alert users if action is needed immediately or can be accessed on-demand as required and is available on mobile and desktop via Hilti’s ON!Track software platform. Hilti Fleet Management tool data may then be used to reduce downtime and optimize tool cribs to boost customer productivity.
Mr Deinzer said Hilti has achieved a wider range of cordless tools that offer advanced features making work safer and better protecting teams on today’s jobsites.
“Furthermore, all Nuron tools have been newly developed or extensively redesigned to achieve optimal performance-to-weight ratio and ergonomics,” he said.
The completely reengineered Nuron batteries are more durable and include a new, robust fiberglass-reinforced housing and external shock-absorbing bumpers which provide extra protection even in the toughest conditions. The electronics are also fully sealed to protect against moisture, dust and other jobsite contaminants.
Hilti’s Dust Removal Systems (DRS) is available on 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.
In recent months Hilti has also worked closely 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, for example when the tool is accidentally dropped. Additionally, each Nuron tool has a recommended tethering method and offers an ANSI compliant tethering system to help avoid falling objects when working at heights.
“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,” Mr Deinzer said.
Nuron products will be on sale to US and Canadian customers January 12, 2022 with shipments beginning in March. The global rollout will continue through 2022.