Hilti just announced their new NURON cordless platform, which is centered around a new 22V Li-ion battery.
There’s a lot to digest and discuss, and so we’ll take things slow, starting off with this brief introduction.
Hilti Nuron is described as an all-new 22V cordless platform with built-in connectivity.
Nuron is a single 22V battery platform that enables cordless tools on all kinds of jobs, from light duty drilling to heavy duty concrete breaking.
The Nuron product family will launch with more than 60 tools, and will include both handheld tools, such as drills, saws, and angle grinders, and larger equipment such as a jackhammer.
The 22V batteries have been redesigned. Together, the new solutions “deliver more than double the power of current 22V tools.”
There are 4 tiers of batteries, with descriptions my own:
- Balanced Size-Weight
- High Capacity
- Extra High Capacity
All Hilti Nuron batteries are compatible with all Hilti Nuron tools. Smaller batteries will deliver lower runtime on power-hungry tools, while higher capacity batteries might be too cumbersome on smaller tools. The same is true for most brands’ cordless systems.
Hilti Nuron’s Built-in Connectivity
Nuron will offer built-in battery diagnostics, which will inform users when the batteries are no longer performing at optimal levels. This seems similar to the battery health reporting that we see in modern devices such as smartphones and laptops.
Nuron will also feature location services, for tool tracking and an equipment management system.
Hilti says that Nuron will collect details such as when and how tools are being used, error codes, charging location, or battery status. Tool data and user information can be linked together, but only voluntarily.
Hilti Battery Compatibility
According to their FAQ, you can use an adapter to run almost all of your existing 22V tools with Nuron batteries. Also, there is no adapter for 36V tools.
Hilti Nuron In a Nutshell
There’s a wealth of information that we still need to unpack. For commercial users and larger teams, there are brand new “cloud-based data services” aimed to “simplify your tool crib and jobsites.” For all users, Hilti Nuron looks to be a single cordless system that can tackle all of your jobs, big and small.
More power and runtime – “up to twice the power of equivalent 18V and 20V platforms”
“The power of cords and gas.”
Cutting-edge safety solutions, including active torque control (ATC) to reduce the risk of kickback, dust removal systems (DRS), active vibration reduction (AVR0, and tethering options for when working at heights.
With multiple new technologies and 60+ tools at launch, there’s a lot more to cover. What questions do you have?