Hilti North America unveils semi-autonomous core drill

By Dominic Ellis
Hilti North America's new semi-autonomous core drill solution provides productivity gains and jobsite convenience

 Hilti North America's new semi-autonomous core drilling solution improves increased productivity and convenience for contractors.

The DD 250-CA diamond core drill paired with the Cut Assist Auto Feed unit gives the operator an assisted experience by intuitively guiding the drill through the entire drilling process. 

"We want our customers to experience efficiency at its best so they can stay on time and on budget," said Matt Jackson, Sr. Director of Electric Tools & Accessories at Hilti. "Utilising a connected (i.e., 'smart') diamond drilling solution will result in a greater output and at the same time help ensure workers are operating in safer environments. This is the fastest and safest way to core in the industry, from start to finish."

The DD 250-CA diamond core drill leverages integrated technology to provide the operator guidance for proper drill setup, real time drilling feedback, and valuable productivity data once the drilling is complete.

The smart tool can be used for a wide range of applications including drilling penetrations for ducts, pipes and cables and drilling blind holes for setting anchors or post-installed rebar.

Hilti customers can leverage the DD AF-CA H auto feed unit to assist with the drilling process. With Hilti Cut Assist technology, the unit delivers greater operator safety, higher worker comfort and less fatigue when coring drilling in difficult conditions. Intelligent features include automatic surface detection, tracking of drilling depth, water management, and hole starting and through-hole detection.

Hilti customers with the DD 150-U diamond core drill can utilise the DD AF-CA L auto feed unit. 

"We've made core drilling significantly easier by turning a three person job in to a one person job," said Jackson. "The concrete core rigs, WMS 100 BLE water management system and auto feed units automatically work together to provide a complete system solution."

Hilti is dedicated to helping its customers achieve maximum productivity, offering the best guarantee and services. Customers can also avail of the Hilti Tool Fleet Management service.

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